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I'm an elected moderator on Science Fiction and Fantasy and moderator pro tempore on The Great Outdoors, and I'm also active on several other SE sites.

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awarded  Yearling
Oct
14
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
11
comment Controlling what files to display
The a* is expanded by the shell and includes a-1. The hide option doesn't ignore files explicitly named as arguments.
Oct
7
comment How does awk '!a[$0]++' work?
As it's a hash, it's unordered, so "in the order of arrival" isn't actually correct.
Oct
7
comment Dealing with file names with special first characters (ex. ♫)
And might I ask how you came to have multiple files with names entirely of odd unicode characters for which you apparently don't have the keyboard?
Oct
7
comment Dealing with file names with special first characters (ex. ♫)
With zsh you can use options to have tab give you a menu from which you can select the appropriate file.
Oct
2
revised How do I open an incognito bash session?
edited body
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
I see, I evidently didn't read the options (-c at least). Regardless, it looks like he wants to concatenate the contents of the files, not tar them up.
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
There's no tar in the filenames.
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
Try gzcat instead of zcat. And why is this tagged awk?
Oct
2
revised Using sftp to Transfer a Directory?
edited body
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
comment Why does “ls | wc -l” show the correct number of files in current directory?
And no files with a newline in their name.
Sep
24
awarded  Great Answer
Sep
8
comment What does !$ mean exactly?
"!$ seems to expand to the last argument of my last command or the command itself if the command lacked arguments." Yes, that's correct.
Aug
1
awarded  Taxonomist
Jul
19
comment sed - replace string with file contents
Look at the \r sed command.
Jul
4
answered Why is my hard drive out of space if gparted says I have 500+GB
Jul
3
comment Sort the output of find -exec ls
Using zsh? ls -ls **/*(.)
Jul
3
comment How to ignore -ls errors in find
Put an additional -ls before the -prune