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PTPL 107: Follow Along As I Learn the Command Line From Scratch

Not a Mac wizard yet, but I learned my first spell and nothing broke!

Ellane W
Produclivity
Published in
3 min readJun 3, 2024

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Plain text, Paper, Less (PTPL) Productivity Digest, text-based image by Author

This week: How do you teach the Command Line to someone who doesn’t even know what it is? Johnny ‘Decimal’ Noble gives it a shot, with me as the test subject. Also, a time-saving Dataview code-generator that can teach you how this Obsidian plugin works.

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A no-code Dataview tool for your convenience

Mike Schmitz recently shared a link to a tool for generating basic Dataview queries in Obsidian. It will be a welcome layer of abstraction for people who want the power without learning the language, although the tool can also teach you speak Dataview.

Answer a series of questions on this page and the tool will generate the appropriate Dataview code to paste into Obsidian. It’s ideal for someone like me, should I decide to use that plugin later down the track.

This tool reminds me of a couple of others in a similar vein that I use from time to time:

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Ellane W
Produclivity

Designer and educational publisher for 30 years+. Plain-text advocate. Still using paper, but less of it. https://linktr.ee/miscellaneplans