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Key Repeat Rate

Add days to your lifespan by Increasing the key repeat rate. Run the following in the terminal then restart. Protip by Michael Musson.

defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 13 # normal minimum is 15 (225 ms)
defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 1 # normal minimum is 2 (30 ms)

A better way to search text: ack

Install ack:

brew install ack

Search files for text, super fast and returns results in a very nice way. By default will search recursively from the current directory and it skips unimportant files by default.

ack "search string"

Keyboard Tricks (OS X)

Set your option key to Esc+ in iTerm under Profiles>Keys

  1. control-W delete word backwards
  2. option-D delete word forwards
  3. control-K delete until end of line

My .zshrc file

Stored at ~/.zshrc

I used to have ohmyzsh but it made my shell too slow. This is good enough for me.

# #speed startup time
autoload -Uz compinit
for dump in ~/.zcompdump(; do
compinit -C

PROMPT='%(?.%F{green}√.%F{red}?%?)%f %B%F{157}%1~%f%b %F{231}%# '

autoload -Uz vcs_info
precmd_vcs_info() { vcs_info }
precmd_functions+=( precmd_vcs_info )
setopt prompt_subst
zstyle ':vcs_info:git:*' formats '%F{141}(%b)%r%f'
zstyle ':vcs_info:*' enable git

alias ls="colorls"
alias python="python3"

# install jupyter kernel with pipenv
function install-jupyter {
if [ -n "${PIPENV_ACTIVE+1}" ]; then
VENV_NAME=`echo ${VIRTUAL_ENV} | cut -d '/' -f 7`
echo "creating Jupyter kernel named $VENV_NAME"
pipenv install --skip-lock ipykernel
python -m ipykernel install --user --name=$VENV_NAME

## automatically activate pipenv shell upon cd
function auto_pipenv_shell {
if [ ! -n "${PIPENV_ACTIVE+1}" ]; then
if [ -f "Pipfile" ] ; then
pipenv shell

function cd {
builtin cd "$@"

#extra stuff
export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced
GREP_OPTIONS="--color=always";export GREP_OPTIONS
__git_files () {
_wanted files expl 'local files' _files