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Making shell history magical with Atuin

Today we speak with Ellie Huxtable, the creator of a magical open source tool for syncing, searching & backing up your shell history. Along the way we learn all about the sync service, why she likes Rust, the branding / marketing of the project, how she quit her job to work on it full time, the business model & so much more.

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  • Ellie Huxtable – Mastodon, Twitter, Website
  • Adam Stacoviak – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
  • Jerod Santo – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn

Show Notes:

  • Atuin
  • Efficient Linux at the CLI with Daniel J. Barrett (Changelog Interviews #547)
  • Here’s how to quickly navigate your shell’s history of commands
  • RVM and Ruby Version Managment with Michal Papis (Changelog Interviews #102)
  • thoughtbot/rcm: rc file (dotfile) management
  • ivaaaan/smug: Session manager and task runner for tmux
  • RVM
  • Wayne Seguin
  • RVM and BDSM (Changelog Interviews #66)

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