UNIX: Using 'units' to Help Measure and Time Things!

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Introduction: UNIX: Using 'units' to Help Measure and Time Things!

In this video I'll go over using the unix program called units. It's for converting measurements from one unit type to another. It's a simple program but very powerful. This should be enough to get you off the ground when it comes to using it. units became one of my top used tools shortly after discovering it. It's probably fourth after ssh, grep, and vim.

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    7 Comments

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    fennecfanatic
    fennecfanatic

    12 years ago on Introduction

    units is an incredibly useful tool, but I mostly just use it to mess with people.
    "I bought 14 000 grains of chicken. I hope that's enough."

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    GEEK1
    GEEK1

    12 years ago on Introduction

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    GEEK1
    GEEK1

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    sry for posting that i didn't write that! Sorry everyohne!

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    charliemiller
    charliemiller

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Hey drocko, are you familiar with the "banner" tool? I find it incredibly useful in my day-to-day.

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    zachninme
    zachninme

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, I'm surprised its so high on your list... cd or ls is probably my highgest. Then rm, echo, cat, sed, grep, vim...

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    drocko
    drocko

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Actually you're right. I'm a big fan of cd, ls, cd, ls, waiting 5 minutes, ls, ls, ls etc etc. Hah!