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Engineer/artist.


Apr
15
comment Does `sl` ever show the current directory?
alias l='ls'. Fixed.
Mar
31
comment Is it safe to add . to my PATH? How come?
or alias l=`ls`.
Feb
20
comment Interactively concatenate video files
@gold I put an edit in the queue. ffmpeg is indeed by no means dead or obsolete: The last git commit to master was 15 minutes ago and I use it daily.
Feb
4
comment How to remove a directory with “Too many levels of symlinks”
Why does this work?
Jan
28
comment Can Vim be made simpler?
In vim, press i to enter insert mode. You now have a normal text editor. You can already use the arrow keys normally, even in normal mode. I think this question is too broad.
Jan
21
comment Send command to detached screen and get the output
Why does it have to be screen? Isn't this what child processes are made for?
Jan
14
comment How do I minimize disk space usage
For clearing space on /, I found pacgraph really useful. It can sort your installed packages by size, so you can better prioritise what it makes sense to remove. (It can even draw SVG dependency graphs, but is useful from just the command line.)
Nov
13
comment How do I play an HTTP music stream over SSH?
@liori Good point. This clearly isn't a general solution.
Nov
13
comment Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s
Why does this work? I can only figure out that man ld suggests -N disables linking against shared libraries (among many other things).
Nov
12
comment How can I get a static C compiler?
If using something huge but standard like libc, statically linking against everything might be a bad idea.
Mar
8
comment How can I alias to `!!` (last command)?
@bdowning I've considered dvorak and colemak, but I move between multiple computers daily and qwerty is the unfortunate hardware standard. All those C-chords on Emacs are little reasons I prefer vim. :-)
Mar
8
comment How can I alias to `!!` (last command)?
Works! Still curious though: What makes !! un-aliasable?
Mar
8
comment How can I alias to `!!` (last command)?
@bdowning As cjm; my Shift-finger wants a break.