Code Log

This is just a code log, where I put code discoveries, problems, etc.

September 25th, 2018

Let’s play with the fantastics pipe and alias commands.

For example if you want to look for something in your command line history, you can use the command :

history | grep something

Remarks on this syntax : - history is the first command, this gives you your command line history - | is a special operator called “pipe” that can join input and output of commands. Here he will transmit the history to the input of grep which will do a research on this text. - And grep will look for the word you asked in the text

Even better, since as programmers we are lazy, we probably don’t want to type all that to just do a research. That’s where we need alias. An alias is a word that will be replaced by a given code snippet.

For example with :

alias hg='history | grep' 

When you’ll now type hg something, it will actually execute history | grep something.

And if you want to keep your alias for next sessions, you have to store it in your terminal config file. If you use Zsh, it’s the file ~/.zshrc

August 21st, 2018

Chrome insist to stay on https when you’ve been on https once… To make him understand you don’t want him to force https you need to :

August 17th, 2O18

The happiness of Javascript and dates. First, months in Javascript start at 0 :

new Date(2018,1,1) // this is the 1st of February...

Next there is no week number available, you need to build your own.

// Returns the ISO week of the date.
Date.prototype.getWeek = function() {
  var date = new Date(this.getTime());
   date.setHours(0, 0, 0, 0);
  // Thursday in current week decides the year.
  date.setDate(date.getDate() + 3 - (date.getDay() + 6) % 7);
  // January 4 is always in week 1.
  var week1 = new Date(date.getFullYear(), 0, 4);
  // Adjust to Thursday in week 1 and count number of weeks from date to week1.
  return 1 + Math.round(((date.getTime() - week1.getTime()) / 86400000
                        - 3 + (week1.getDay() + 6) % 7) / 7);

(found on

And this week management made me discover how special is 2018, since the 1st of January is a monday, if you start your week on monday or on sunday, your week number is not the same… Who starts a week a sunday (except MongoDB database btw)?