I have been using Linux forever. In 2003, I registered at Linux Counter.
I have been using tons of Linux distro’s. I’ve started with Caldera, went on to RedHat and used Slackware for a while. After then I sorta stuck to Debian and Ubuntu. And recently I’ve found CrunchBang.
I think it’s quite good.
Why CrunchBang is cool #!
- lots of keyboard shortcuts
- terminal here in the file explorer
- easy software install fromt OpenBox menu
- feels like home: #! is based on Debian Wheezy
Here’s a review. I did some minimal tweaks, let’s describe them below.
To use Conky to display keyboard shortcuts is brilliant for those with memory leaks. I’ve added some exta shortcuts for VIM, NERDTree and Terminator. Here is a link to my conkyrc.
- Ctrl-Shift-o: Split the screen horizontally
- Ctrl-Shift-e: Split the screen vertically
- Ctrl-Shift-t: Open a new tab
- Ctrl-Shift-w: Close the current terminal
- Ctrl-Shift-q: Quit Terminator
- Ctrl-Shift-n / Ctrl-Tab: Next terminal within tab
- Ctrl-Shift-p / Ctrl-Shift-Tab: Previous terminal within tab
- Ctrl-Pageup: Move to next tab
- Ctrl-Pagedown: Move to previous tab
- Shift-Pageup: Scroll back through the current terminal
- Shift-Pagedown: Scroll forward through the current terminal
I decided to change the colorscheme to Solarized from Ethan Schoonover.
Here is the github repo with the config file for Terminator.
And uncomment ‘syntax on’.
Next install Pathogen:
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Now install Solarized for Vim:
And install NERDTree
Now go ahead and creat a .vimrc:
Copy this in the .vimrc. This will set a statusline and line numbers. It activates pathogen and sets the colorscheme:
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And the result will be this:
You can also choose the solarized-dark, but I think the light version is easier on the eye. Now you can go coding, be mighty productive and make lots of money. Or not.:)