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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I've been using Linux since the late '90s and have gone through a variety of distributions. At one time or another, I've been a user of Mandrake, SuSe, openSuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch and for the past few years Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is basically Debian testing but more green).

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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Sep
10
answered How to integrate mv command after find command?
Sep
10
revised How to integrate mv command after find command?
Added an explanation
Sep
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on hardening tag wiki excerpt
Sep
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Batch conversion of Module files with XMP
Sep
10
revised The difference between -r and -R
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Sep
10
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
awarded  files
Sep
9
revised Count of several keywords on a site
Added -w to avoid matching subpatterns.
Sep
9
comment Open a text file and let it update itself
@Cthulhu you mean watch cat filename or similar. watch filename will attempt to execute filename.
Sep
9
comment Open a text file and let it update itself
@Kevdog777 not really no. Presumably, it just re-opens the file every few seconds to update it. This is the classic way of doing what you want though.
Sep
9
answered Open a text file and let it update itself
Sep
9
comment The difference between -r and -R
@Gnouc D'oh! Obviously, they couldn't use -r since that is already a valid permissions string.
Sep
9
revised The difference between -r and -R
added 175 characters in body
Sep
9
comment The difference between -r and -R
@Gnouc grep (GNU grep) 2.15 and I remember seeing this in previous versions. Are you sure it's not the case in yours? They provide essentially the same results in most cases, they only behave differently with links. As for chmod, it may well be defined by POSIX but that is still, presumably, because the original chmod devs chose R over r.
Sep
9
answered The difference between -r and -R
Sep
9
comment Should i get red hat desktop?
You've had a number of questions closed now. Please take a moment and read through our help center to understand the types of questions that are on topic here. Anything that is asking for opinion rather than fact is not on topic for example.
Sep
9
answered Emptying a file for root user does not work
Sep
9
comment Replace data at specific positions in txt file using data from another file
By the way, I'm pretty sure the blank lines were a mistake in the OP. There was also a link to [this image]( i.stack.imgur.com/QwJGs.jpg) which shows the file with no blank lines. I have since removed them. You might want to simplify a bit.
Sep
9
comment Replace data at specific positions in txt file using data from another file
Ha! I was hoping someone would come up with a nice paste approach.