The linux terminal is your lifeblood. There are so many - TOO MANY - options. I'll gather a few of my favorite things here.
This is mucho importante to quickly tell which machine you are on:
- use figlet and jp2a to create ascii art
- update ~/.bashrc to echo the ascii art in a host-specific color, and to persist that color in the prompt
- make sure to include an interactive check to avoid the banner if not interactive
See the many examples of .bashrc in the config repo.
Monitor running processes
- top, htop are meh
- This must be perfected, it is the answer, it shows a TREE of terminal processes:
watch -n 1 ps fT
Drop a dead ssh session
Remember this one to drop a dead ssh session!