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Engineer/artist; data visualisation specialist.


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comment Is it possible to create an edited copy of a file without using up extra disk space?
Brain dump: diff detects binary files and switches to summary mode, printing just Binary files X and Y differ, which is supremely unhelpful for patching. You can force it to treat the files as text with --text, so it prints the full listing. Those diffs apply cleanly with patch, though you'll want the --binary flag to disable line-ending conversion. Better-compressing binary patch tools exist though. (Feel free to edit these into your answer.)
Oct
11
comment Graphical issues in vim
I don't understand. Why do you think those things might be related? It seems like coincidence. People often bind keys over default bindings because they weren't using the defaults.
Oct
11
comment Graphical issues in vim
You can also force vim to clear-and-redraw with Ctrl+L or :redraw!.
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed Check for missing files in two directories and their respective subdirectories
Oct
10
revised How can I create an alias that passes additional arguments?
Wording and order clarifications.
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I create an alias that passes additional arguments?
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on assign output of a c program to a shell variable: token error
Oct
5
comment How to write this pseudocode where condition
"Pseudocode" makes this a general programming question. →SO?
Oct
5
comment Straightforward Linux Clustering
The link looks to have died…
Oct
3
revised How do I open an incognito bash session?
Changed title to ask "how to", not "whether possible", since it clearly is possible. Grammar, formatting. Relevant tags.
Oct
3
comment Wipe out windows 8 just leave OpenSuse
How about dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX to wipe the whole disk and start fresh? If you really don't care about what happens to Windows, surely this is fine?
Oct
3
suggested suggested edit on How do I open an incognito bash session?
Oct
3
comment I get an error whenever I try to add myself to sudoers
OK, but in what way? Does your /etc/sudoers resemble this? Importantly, does it include the line %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL? That's what gives the sudo-group powers.
Oct
3
comment I get an error whenever I try to add myself to sudoers
How does your /etc/sudoers file look? (I don't use Debian, but I've got the wheel-group configured to have sudo-rights, not the sudo-group.)
Oct
2
revised Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?
Preciser title. Embedded link. Relevant tags.
Oct
2
suggested suggested edit on Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?
Sep
30
comment GIF screencasting; the UNIX way
@JackO'Connor Thanks for the heads-up. I'll investigate once I have some time. (If you reasoned out the right line already, edits would be appreciated!)
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?
Matched title to contents. Some formatting and language clarifications.
Sep
29
suggested suggested edit on How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?