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Academic philosopher, linuxphile and LaTeXphile.


Dec
31
answered Turning off splitting lines in vim
Dec
31
answered As we call `#!/bin/perl` 'shebang', what we call `-*- perl -*-`?
Dec
17
answered How do I modify the ci command in vim
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
answered Is there some sort of PDF to text -converter?
Nov
21
comment Has the GNU coreutils stat tool changed?
I wanted to come back and note that they've reverted to the old behavior for version 8.7 of coreutils, though if you want the decimal places, you can use, e.g., stat -c $.5Y filename to get 5 decimal places. Otherwise you get none.
Nov
21
comment What is the most complete MS Word alternative?
I didn't say it was the same, just most similar. You don't seem to have understood the point of my question. What are you doing with these documents? What kinds of documents are they? Are they academic papers? Forms? E-books? Reports? When you say editing, are you receiving documents from someone else that you need to edit, or creating them from scratch? When you finish editing them, do you need to redistribute them as files, or just print the results? All of these things affect my answer.
Nov
20
comment What is the most complete MS Word alternative?
Define "complete". Obviously, MS Office is most similar to itself. That doesn't mean it is best. What sort of work do you need it to do? What's more important, power or speed? Compatibility or features?
Nov
12
comment Minimal Command Line Distro
+1 for Arch. Perhaps easier to set up than Slackware or Gentoo, but doesn't install much of anything until you ask it to.
Nov
6
comment How can I make a program executable from everywhere
I think it would be fine to create a personal ~/bin/ folder, add THAT to your path, and create symlinks in that folder to anything you wanted to be executable from anywhere.
Oct
24
answered How could I simplify this command to only use awk?
Oct
23
revised What is the font used for GNU documentation?
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Oct
23
revised What is the font used for GNU documentation?
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Oct
23
answered What is the font used for GNU documentation?
Oct
21
comment Modifying PDF files
Another: jPDFBookmarks: flavianopetrocchi.blogspot.com/2009/03/…
Oct
21
comment Modifying PDF files
Oh, and mbPDFasm can apparently also do stuff with bookmarks, but I've never used it: thierry.schmit.free.fr/spip/spip.php?article15&lang=en
Oct
21
comment Modifying PDF files
I misunderstood the question. Edit the question to make it clear what you meant by "chapters". I assumed you just wanted to insert one part of a PDF inside another. But perhaps you mean the pdf bookmarks (i.e., which appear in the side pane for some viewers)? PDFJam might not, but the pdfpages package for PDFLaTeX, along with the LaTeX hyperref package, can handle those. pdfedit should be able to change page numbers. With pdfLaTeX/pdfpages you could clip the bottom of the page and add new ones. BRISS can crop off headers/footers too, but you'd have to add them back with something else.
Oct
21
answered Modifying PDF files
Oct
21
awarded  Scholar
Oct
21
comment Has the GNU coreutils stat tool changed?
Thanks. One would have thought that for backwards compatibility they would have introduced an alternative notation and not replaced %[WXYZ].