Grepping PDFs like a pro

Picture me, if you would. Sitting at my desk, looking at my screen, puzzled. I have several directories of hardware manuals, and I'm looking for something. Where is it? I have no idea. I just want to know where the documentation for one thing lives, in a sea of poorly named .pdf files. How do I solve this predicament?

Let's learn about pdfgrep and ripgrep-all, together.

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Roughly every week I learn something that it seems like everyone who's been using Linux for any decent period of time seems to already know, so I'm gonna start writing them down as I discover them. In today's episode, I learned about at, which really tickles the part of me that likes things that just do what they say they do.

echo notify-send "get coffee" | at 4pm

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