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Have any of y'all used `just`? It's a command-runner modeled after `make` without some of `make`s … interesting design choices. github.com/casey/just#arch-lin

I haven't tried it out yet, but I think I will next time I need a command runner. Not *sure* it can dethrone `make`, but it looks a whole lot better than Grunt/Gulp, and their ilk

@codesections i haven't tried this, but i'm kind of interested. it goes on a growing "rust-based takes on classic utilities that seem like they might not suck" pile, anyhow.

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> it goes on a growing "rust-based takes on classic utilities that seem like they might not suck" pile, anyhow

Is it just me, or is that pile getting oddly large? Just counting tools I use personally, there's rg (grep replacement), fd (find replacement), exa (ls replacement), and bat (cat replacement).

Just what *is* it about that draws people who both a) *want* to reimplement classic command-line tools and b) can actually pull off improving on those classics?

@codesections i don't know the answer to that question, but it does seem from an outside perspective to bode well for the language.

we could use more tooling that both respects / complements its antecedents and meaningfully improves on the traditional shell / CLI / unix tools experience.

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