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Random stuff from a lazy programmer. For those moments where you look at what you've put together, push yourself back from your keyboard, and say "huh...cool". Most programmers won't hesitate to spend inordinate amounts of time automating tedious work. I'm no exception, and I want to share :) 

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grep your way to a lazier future

The types of techniques I use in this post can make your life easier in lots of ways. I use grep and sed all the time for things like hunting down and changing ET config vars across my install. The awk usage, in particular, is kinda cool because it shows a simple way to save some state between lines of text in a string of Linux commands. A real world example of grep saving the day is running my ET client with full debug logging enabled then using grep on the output to look for an issue with one

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