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comment Devanagari (combined) words are not displaying correctly
Browsers, Gnome/Gtk apps like Gedit, and LibreOffice use three different font processing stacks. This isn't a single issue. That being said having the latest fontconfig, Harfbuzz, and Graphite libraries installed is a good place to start. Can you tell us what versions of those as well as LibreOffice you are running. Also what font are you testing with?
Dec
4
accepted Can Zathura's “dual” page mode use a page offset?
Nov
29
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Nov
12
comment Use system command instead of Bash builtin without specifying the full path
@Anthony maybe this is a zsh only thing. I use it regularly but I'll check on bash from a computer tomorrow.
Nov
12
answered Use system command instead of Bash builtin without specifying the full path
Nov
4
comment Passing root password safely in a shell script
Any time you pass a variable as an argument to a shell command the shell does the expansion from variable name to value. The command that gets executed has the value as the argument and anything with access to the process list can read those arguments. Try for example var=131 ; sleep $var & ; ps waux | grep 131. You are passing it to the final command through stdin which is okay but that's only after invoking a builtin shell command with the sensitive data as a regular argument in plain sight.
Nov
4
comment Passing root password safely in a shell script
This will, however briefly, run a process on your system with the password as a command line argument. This makes it discoverable to other processes. Don't do this.
Oct
14
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Oct
14
revised Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?
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Oct
14
comment Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?
@Gilles Likewise for the focusable property which sounded really promising when I found it in the API docs but did nothing useful when I applied it.
Oct
14
comment Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?
@Gilles Sadly it's not quite that easy. I'm not sure exactly what if anything that does because even with such a rule applied the window still receives input events of all sorts. I have a rule already that positions the window, marks it as on top, adds transparency, etc. Adding properties = { focus = false } to that rule has no apparent effect.
Oct
13
asked Can I setup a “View only mode” for Awesome-WM?
Oct
10
comment Zathura: how to print specified pages
Would you please consider removing your solution from the question and posting it as an answer? Then either mark it or the other answer that mentions this as "accepted" as there is a solution to this unlike the current accepted answer.
Oct
10
revised Auto reload of modified file looses pan position in Zathura
add more descriptive title and cleanup English usage
Oct
10
comment How can I calibrate Zathura's zoom levels to my monitors?
I just cross posted this to the Zathura mailing list. If I hear anything useful I'll post an answer back here, but anybody can review if there is discussion by following the thread.
Oct
10
revised How can I calibrate Zathura's zoom levels to my monitors?
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Oct
10
asked How can I calibrate Zathura's zoom levels to my monitors?
Oct
8
answered Can Zathura's “dual” page mode use a page offset?
Oct
8
asked Can Zathura's “dual” page mode use a page offset?
Oct
6
accepted How can I encrypt with my previous GPG subkey after creating a new one?