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Looking For Equivalent Alternative to /usr/local/sbin

I recently published from a Windows 11 laptop using NeoVim's new terminal macro and I'm starting to see the vimscript command: if has('nvim'). With this, I'm hoping to have a single .vimrc that works for both vim and NeoVim. I tested moving a draft post between machines and it worked, but I noticed that when I add anything to my spell-check library with the zg command, I lose syntax highlighting in NeoVim.

Successfully Publishing from Windows 11 with NeoVim - Testing and Troubleshooting Drafts

By Michael Levin

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Okay, I did my first successful publish from the Windows 11 laptop, using the new :terminal macro in NeoVim, so no more separate command-lines to manually execute the publishing command. It’s working well and is one of my big divergences from vim compatibility in my init.vim. I’m starting to see the vimscript command: if has(“nvim”), and so I have hope of keeping a single .vimrc that works both for vim & NeoVim, but that’s in the future.

Now that I published from a different machine, it’s time to do so once more with a post in draft form (no title tag), and see the draft move over between machines. Theoretically, between my “all” script that gets my journals and other misc files loaded daily, and my release system, I should be able to move my whole environment around onto any Windows machine upon which I’ve run the drinkme script.

Odd, whenever I add anything to my spell-check library with the zg command, I lose syntax highlighting in NeoVim. Not a big deal, I can flip it back on with a macro to reload my init.vim, but it’s a little annoying and something to keep in mind. Anyway, switch back to my old machine to ensure flexibility.

And here’s my draft on my old machine. Yes, the “r” key is a bit stubborn. The backspace key seems to be working again. Whatever it was yesterday has cleared up a bit. Maybe I let the keyboard get wet or something and the mechanisms had to dry out. In either case, there’s still a bit of annoyances left in the keyboard and I’m glad to be on a “like new” keyboard, and an even better laptop but for the cracked screen. I wish I could combine the best parts of each into one, but alas, Microsoft and designed obsolescence again! These things are not designed to open.

If I have nothing to publish, I should be able to effectively switch machines with all my important repos updating along with me just by loading and quitting my journals/daily-text-files by just quitting my “all” script, which is always still actually running when I’m editing, because it’s the script that got those files all loaded into NeoVim in the first place, so when I quit, it finishes running the script by committing and pushing the respective repos.

And in that way, I can just stop working on one machine and start working on another machine, and my local work comes with me. Sure, cloud is involved but whenever I like I can switch from Github to whatever git repo server I wish to run on my home NAS cloud.

Yep, confirmed. Bopping around on different hardware is like one of the key points of the drinkme script. I think I underplay the importance of an “all” script in all this for adding context to the files you’re actually generally working with on a day-to-day basis. If it’s a reasonably similar set of files each day, or should be, or is the same for maybe weeks at a time, then loading everything all at once in NeoVim makes a lot of sense. Most important files go in first and last buffer, because they’re always easy to get to with a :b1 and :blast.

Everything else of import goes in between, and from buffer-1, you can Ctrl+Space rapidly through them, or list them with a :ls.

The all script is running just fine on the Windows 11 machine without modification, and that was a step forward. The problem now is that living in the /usr/local/sbin folder as it does in order to get into a common global path for commands and eliminate the need for file-extensions, it requires sudo to edit, and as such is not a good candidate file for the all script, nor is Copilot active in sudo nvim editing.

Maybe I’ll find some other path that makes it easier to edit the all script while still not requiring a .py extension nor a path entered nor running from a particular directory. /usr/local/sbin is a very special and awesome place for commands, but it’s not a great place for scripts that you want to edit regularly. I should look at how nbdev installs their OS-independent commands.