Quick tip for developers who use OS X

Quick tip for developers who use OS X

On 25 July, 2010, I saw a Daring Fireball link to a Superuser page with a growing collection of Terminal Tips and Tricks for Mac OS X.

I followed the link and figured I’d contribute a little tip I’d discovered at some point:

You can hold option and click a position in the current line to move your cursor to that position.

Years went by and a couple of days ago I saw a familarly-phrased tweet retweeted in my timeline:

Today when I woke up and skimmed through the front page of Hacker News – a “Quick tip for developers who use OS X” caught my eye:

OSX Terminal: hold option and click a position in the current line to move your cursor to that position. #yearslost

It’s truly amazing how small the Internet can be sometimes.