One way to quickly sort text on macOS that I’m currently using is this:
I copy the text (Mark text & CMD-C) and them do this in iTerm:
pbpaste | sort | pbcopy
And that’s it, already. The text is sorted and copied back to the clip board.
Update: this small change fits my actual needs even better: Sort the input case-insensitive:
pbpaste | sort -f | pbcopy
And as an Alfred App user I can even do this (and don’t have to open a terminal):
In many situations, especially when testing, I like to see the log file content (or other system output) on one of my open command line windows.
Most of the time
tail -f <log-file-name>
is just fine. However, sometimes I like to have more control of what displayed. In these cases, I use
less -F <log-file-name>
is more convenient (and powerful): I can navigate the whole file, search for specific content.
Note, that while
tail uses a lower-case ‘f’ to follow the file as it’s being written to,
less uses an uppercase ‘F’.