Orva

occasionally ranting about programming, tech and life

There is piece of code I have written, I use daily and which makes me a bit happier each time I run it. Actually it isn’t code, just small function in my .zshrc that ties together some utility scripts to save 30 seconds of my time. Here it is:

bash mainline_install() { cd ~/src/linux sudo cp -v ~/src/linux/arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-mainline sudo make modules_install sudo mkinitcpio -p mainline cd - }

It just installs compiled kernel by copying kernel image to boot directory (from where systemd copies it to EFI boot partition for Gummiboot), installs modules by using kernel makefile and then generates initrd image with configuration template tuned for custom kernel installation. So just simple script tying together other simple scripts, quite unix. Still, I can’t help smiling every time I run it.