Babun Shell

I want to point out a tool I cannot live without anymore on Windows. It is called Babun and is based on Cygwin.

Like Cygwin it brings basic POSIX commands and some features found in any Linux distribution to Windows. So what’s special about Babun? Here is a non-exhaustive list of its key features:

  • Preconfigured and ready to run
  • easy GIT integration
  • Features a package manager
  • nice visual features like syntax highlighting
  • Automatic updates

A lot more features can be checked out on their website

Babun Shell

How to immediately lock your screen in OSX

I never found a way to lock the screen convenient to prevent intrusive people to look at my documents. Actually this functionality present on Windows (windows-key+L) also exists on Mac. Here is the way:

To enable this feature, you will have to go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy and to the tab General. Then check the box “required password”and set an interval that meets your needs.Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 12.36.23.png

Now you can lock the screen; simutaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Power (or Ctrl + Shift + Eject for older Macs).

Another handy key combination is Cmd + Option + Power (respectively Cmd + Option + Eject for older Macs) to put your mac into sleep mode.



How to immediately lock your screen in OSX