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  • Show HN: 30ms latency screen sharing in Rust
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jul 2024
    My first thought was that that was dropping one of the main features of make.

    On reflection though, the timestamp dependant part isn't really something used much nowadays apart from compiling C.

    It'd be cool if it was an opt-in feature for just files so that it could actually function as a replacement for make in all cases.

    I went looking in the docs and found this[0] which I'd missed last time I looked into justfiles.

    [0] https://github.com/casey/just?tab=readme-ov-file#what-are-th...

  • Show HN: Bin CLI – A simple task/script runner for any programming language
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 May 2024
    Most projects I've worked on included a bunch of scripts for common tasks (installing dependencies, starting/stopping dev servers, testing and deploying changes, and so on). There are a few tools designed for this, such as Just (https://just.systems/) and Task (https://taskfile.dev/), and I know some people use Make as a task runner (e.g. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40333481), but I've always preferred the simplicity and universality of shell scripts.

    Bin CLI is a tool I wrote to add some of the niceties of these tools to shell scripts: it works even when you're currently in a subdirectory, only requires you to type enough of the command (script) name to uniquely identify it, and allows aliases to be defined. It also allows a project's commands to be listed (along with some help text), supports subcommands, and supports tab completion of command names. Of course scripts can be written in other languages too, just by adding the appropriate shebang.

    Collaborators/contributors who don't have Bin CLI installed can just run the scripts directly - so I can enjoy the benefits without adding a hard dependency or extra barrier to entry. However, I also added support for defining one-liner scripts/aliases in a config file (much like "npm run" scripts are defined in package.json) for times when I want to avoid creating many trivial/wrapper scripts for common tasks.

    It is implemented as a single Bash script, with minimal dependencies, small enough to keep in my Dotfiles repo (62 KB). I also made .deb and .rpm packages so it can easily be installed system-wide.

  • Tired of Makefiles
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 May 2024
    I find `just` to be better suited than `make` for this use case: https://github.com/casey/just

    The siblings comment is good too, and often I'll put all the various commands into a subdir, and `just` is just an interface to that, particularly so if the script gets complex.

    Then, `just` is really a signal "hey, this repo supports this interface" and things like `just -l` for discoverability.

  • Just a Command Runner
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 May 2024
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Apr 2024
  • I stopped worrying and loved Makefiles
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Apr 2024
    I don't like makefiles, but I've been enjoying justfiles: https://github.com/casey/just
  • Ask HN: Any tool for managing large and variable command lines?
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Apr 2024
    I started using just [0] on my projects and have been very happy so far. It is very similar to make but focused on commands rather than build outputs.

    Define your recipes and then you can compose them as needed.

    [0] https://github.com/casey/just

  • Ask HN: What software sparks joy when using?
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Apr 2024
    just - https://github.com/casey/just
  • GitHub switched to Docker Compose v2, action needed
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Apr 2024
    Welp there is absolute chaos in that thread -- guess it's not an April Fools joke.

    I wonder if relying on CI for anything other than provisioning machines is a mistake -- maybe we should have never moved from doing things from local scripts written in $LANGUAGE.

    That said, I'm probably biased since I'm a massive fan of things like `make` and more appropriately for the current age, `just`[0]

    [0]: https://github.com/casey/just

  • Which command did you run 1731 days ago?
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jan 2024
    > When a command has some cognitive requirements I create a script with some ${1:-default} values and I store them all in $PATH enabled local/bin

    I would consider using just for this:


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