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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

Link rot is evil. Archive everything. The keyboard is king. Correctness over performance. Canonicalize, normalize, deduplicate. Don't repeat yourself. UTF-8 > UTF-16. Use static typing: good for tooling. Re-use; don't re-invent. Correctness, then clarity, then concision and elegance. Play devil's advocate. First understand opponents' positions.


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comment Why are text files 4kB?
@pvn: Jonathon is right. Metadata is stored in the inode for the file, which is separate from the block used to store file data.
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answered Pseudo files for temporary data
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awarded  Critic
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comment bash autocomplete not working, does not 'complete'
@Alex: If this answer solved your problem, please mark it as accepted by clicking the check mark.
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awarded  Revival
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revised Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)
added 290 characters in body
Jan
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comment Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)
I think that shortcut is disabled by default now. But you can use xdotool to perform the same action.
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answered Command for forcing a pointer ungrab (captured mouse release)
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answered Manipulating X key and pointer grabs on the command line
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Find X.org pointer grab owner
Related: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/23164/…, unix.stackexchange.com/questions/40458/…
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answered Find X.org pointer grab owner
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comment Why are text files 4kB?
4096 bytes, not 4000.
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comment How can I stop dolphin from reading my entire home directory tree in order to make it usable on AFS?
I thought the whole point of AFS is to use caching to make this not a problem.