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bio website people.umass.edu/klement
location Amherst, MA
age 39
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Academic philosopher, linuxphile and LaTeXphile.


Oct
18
answered What is the preferred way to install new versions of software?
Oct
15
comment how do I add newlines between lines printed on the command line?
The -e isn't necessary. piping whatever | sed G ought to do the trick.
Oct
13
answered Changing the bash prompt
Oct
2
revised Using regex to see if a UNIX process is up
added 16 characters in body; added 7 characters in body
Oct
2
answered Using regex to see if a UNIX process is up
Sep
23
answered How do I execute a program in gnome and make it use another gtk theme other than the default one?
Sep
20
comment How do I put a hat on 'e' (ê)?
Whether or not the Compose Key is that key or something else depends on your settings, and is very distro-, locale- and config-specific.
Sep
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
15
answered Quoting commands
Sep
7
awarded  Commentator
Sep
7
comment Fedora vs. Ubuntu installation
Ubuntu doesn't only have a wubi installer; there are other ways of installing it too. In fact, using the wubi installer ends up installing Ubuntu to an existing Windows partition. That way you are stuck with the inferior filesystems like FAT-32, rather than making full use of something like EXT4. This may be "easier", but it's technically inferior. Even if I were using Ubuntu I wouldn't use the Wubi installer.
Sep
7
answered Any funny *nix one-liners?
Sep
2
awarded  Editor
Sep
2
revised the lightest way to have a GUI in Linux?
added 26 characters in body; added 104 characters in body
Sep
2
answered the lightest way to have a GUI in Linux?
Aug
31
answered Passing an argument to multiple commands in a single line
Aug
30
comment How do I switch from an unknown shell to bash?
Just because $ came up rather than username@computername:~$ doesn't mean it wasn't bash. The exact formatting of the prompt is set by the PS1 variable, which can be set up or customized differently for different users.
Aug
29
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
Hmm. whylinuxisbetter.net is close to what I'm after, though there's still something less than fully professional about it, but perhaps I'm being too picky.
Aug
26
answered How to yank a particular line without moving the cursor in vim?
Aug
26
comment How can I edit a large file in place?
He says he's using HP-UX, not Ubuntu.