How we like our Ubuntu
January 13, 2019

How we like our Ubuntu

Personalize your Bash Experience

Increase the SUDO Password Timeout

$ sudo visudo

And add Defaults    timestamp_timeout=120 (or enter any number of minutes)

Set your ls Defaults

ls has some pretty defaults. I always end up typing ls -lha. Make life easier by editing ~/.bashrc. Find the section some more ls aliases and add yours. I added:

alias ls='ls -lha'

Utility Software

Midnight Commander

Make backspace go up a directory

Edit /etc/mc/mc.keymap and set/add the following: CdParentSmart = backspace

Default ~/.config/mc/panels.ini

Basically, we set the panel list mode user formats so that MC shows us the columns we want:

[New Left Panel]
display=listing
list_mode=user
user_format=half type name mtime | size:4 | perm | owner | group

[New Right Panel]
display=listing
list_mode=user
user_format=half type name mtime | size:4 | perm | owner | group

Show File Times in ISO Format

Edit ~/.config/mc/ini and add: timeformat_recent=%F %T

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