Windows Terminal Tips, Tricks, and Productivity Hacks: Optimize your command-line usage and development processes with these pro-level techniques

English | 2021 | ISBN: 978-1800207561 | 227 Pages | PDF, EPUB, MOBI | 51 MB

Become an efficient command-line expert by harnessing the power of the new Microsoft Windows Terminal, and learn time-saving tricks for PowerShell, WSL2, and more

Key Features
Customize and optimize your Windows Terminal and its shells
Work effectively on the command line with split panes, hotkeys, and automation
Use PowerShell and WSL2 efficiently to build, test, and deploy applications

Windows Terminal is a new and open-source command-line application for Windows 10, built for the Command Prompt, PowerShell, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and more. It’s fast, modern, and configurable thanks to its GPU-accelerated rendering, excellent UTF-8 support, and JSON-based configurability, and this book can help you learn how to leverage these features.

You’ll start by learning the benefits of Windows Terminal and its open-source development, as well as how to use the built-in tabs, panes, and key bindings to build your own efficient terminal workflows. After you’ve mastered Windows Terminal, this book shows how to use and configure PowerShell Core and the Windows Subsystem for Linux within Windows Terminal. You’ll maximize your productivity using powerful tools such as PSReadLine for PowerShell and ZSH on Linux, and discover useful tips and tricks for common developer tools like Git and SSH. Finally, you’ll see how Windows Terminal can be used in common development and DevOps tasks, such as developing frontend JavaScript applications and backend REST APIs, and managing cloud-based systems like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

By the end of this book, you’ll not only be well-versed with Windows Terminal, but also have learned how to effectively use shells like PowerShell Core and ZSH to become proficient at the command line.

What you will learn

  • Install, update, and use Windows Terminal and its preview version
  • Customize your Windows Terminal to be both visually appealing and functional
  • Enable and effectively use the latest versions of PowerShell Core and Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Install and configure time-saving tools for the command line
  • Work efficiently with common developer tools such as Git and SSH
  • Build, deploy, and manage apps in the cloud using Windows Terminal
  • Use Linux tools from Windows with ease