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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Jan
13
comment How to scroll in a terminal using keyboard?
Shift+Uparrow and shift+Downarrow also work for line at a time scrolling.
Jan
13
comment Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /
Your setup is a lot different than mine (kubuntu 12.04) so I'm not really sure what I'm looking at, but... I don't use squid/safesquid. But I'm wondering why you have /dev/mapper as part of your "path" to /. I thought that was an lvm thing. Also, my tempfs is defaulting to 1.2G - quite a bit larger than yours (if your blocks are 512). Also, it looks like /tmp is on tempfs (which is very small) - Shouldn't it be under / ?
Dec
15
comment KDE System Tray Organizer
In the quick launch area, I set it to use 2 lines and that was what made the icons there small (which was what I wanted.)
Dec
12
asked Automatically printing images with added captions
Nov
16
comment Make program first read from pipe, then from keyboard
The above solution is probably optimal. If you're using a gui desktop, then also take a look at AutoKey. It will let you build macros that can do almost anything you can do from a keyboard. It gets a little tricky if you have to wait for things to happen, or have to get data from the screen, but if you know python (the language its macros are coded in), the sky is the limit.
Oct
20
comment What is the purpose of the lost+found folder in Linux and Unix?
+1 for great explanation. Also, I had never heard of mklost+found. I'm off to man
Oct
20
comment How to run a command without hitting Enter Key?
@user13107 Not so much historical as just the ASCII code definition itself. When ASCII was pretty much all there was (unless you were in IBM land) the Return and Linefeed keys had to be coded as something so we could type them on our trusty ASR-33 teletypes or our punch cards. There's even an ascii package you can install that will display it. The Ctrl key just took the code for one of the first 32 characters and set one bit back to 0. For M, it changed a 4D to a 0D which is a carriage return (and there really was a carriage on an ASR-33.)
Oct
13
comment Linux program to look into what you're downloading
With top, iftop and nload, information changes rather quickly. Aside from altering the display update frequency, can you give any tips on how to assimilate this information - especially when you're not in the habit of looking at such things all the time?
Oct
3
accepted Does the filesystem influence flash drive speed?
Sep
28
comment Execute a command before shutdown
I just took a look at the skeleton file in init.d (kubuntu precise) and got a bit intimidated. I just want to add a couple of commands that echo the date of shutdown into a file under /var/log. Can I just do that or do I have to deal with some of the other things in the skeleton file?
Sep
28
comment Does the filesystem influence flash drive speed?
Lots to digest in those links. It looks like it does make a difference, but as both answers so far point out, the effect is probably much smaller than throughput constraints.
Sep
25
asked Does the filesystem influence flash drive speed?
Sep
14
comment Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?
@Nils I'm no expert, but if you run out of cache, wouldn't it be written to swap and reread from there? If that was full then some process would probably be blocked before it could take memory away from another process that is already using it.
Sep
14
comment How to grep a specific line _and_ the first line of a file?
+1 for all the great answers this generated!
Aug
28
awarded  Yearling
Aug
11
comment Can I configure bash to execute “clear” before every command typed in the console?
Just curious: What's you application for this? Except when I'm debugging programs with a lot of output, I usually want to keep as much as possible on the screen to help me keep track of the context I'm working in.
Aug
10
comment Which extension to use for text files? (Unix/Linux)
Under KDE, dolphin will often appear to use the extension to select an appropriate icon for the file and sometimes the program that displays it. As others have noted, this is dolphin just trying to be helpful in an ambiguous situation, not some rule or convention in Linux.
Aug
10
comment Can I configure bash to execute “clear” before every command typed in the console?
Gilles: I pasted the above into a konsole terminal and the output from each command I subsequently entered got cleared before I could read it. Am I missing something? Also, what happens for this (and the other answer below) if I invoke a multi-line bash script where more than one line (or any line other than the last one) generates interesting output?
Aug
5
answered Archlinux gizmod
Jul
27
comment File is mysteriously empty. Options to recover?
Look in ~/.openoffice.org/3/user/backup/ or ~/.libreoffice.org/3/user/backup/ I wrote a script to clear these directories so that sensitive things I deleted weren't still there.