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bio website carandraug.no-ip.org/blog
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My degree is in Biology, but I learned how to program shortly after changing to Linux by poking into the source of the programs I use.

I mostly program in perl for bioinformatics (where I contribute to the BioPerl project) and Octave for image processing, but am capable of reading and hacking in C++, bash, python, and R.

For full disclosure, I am an Octave developer and maintainer of Octave's image package.


Jun
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
10
comment Is it possible triggering a script with a change of amount of files in a directory?
did you try inotify? See similar question in stackoverflow.
Apr
24
comment Enable num-lock as default in Linux
I'll add a note that on Debian, the setting numlock after boot is done by the kbd package which creates an kbd init script.
Apr
15
comment Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?
I'd like to point out that files added to sources.list.d are now ignored unless they have the list file extension. So in my case, file would be /etc/apt/sources.list.d/squeeze.list
Apr
1
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
31
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
31
awarded  Informed
Mar
31
revised Force Bash normal tab completion if intelligent completion fails
added 234 characters in body
Mar
31
answered Force Bash normal tab completion if intelligent completion fails
Dec
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
17
awarded  Supporter
Sep
1
awarded  Yearling
May
16
comment Where to put scripts only to be called by another script?
why don't you want to place them with the other callable script? That's what they are so that's where they belong. And if they really are only used by the "general" script, why don't you make them into functions of that script in which case you will have a single file?
Apr
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
1
answered recovering ext4 partition after dd'ing over start of HD
Sep
6
revised Bulk rename, change prefix
mention comment from jw03
Sep
6
answered Bulk rename, change prefix
Sep
2
awarded  Teacher
Sep
2
comment Automatic scheduled backup of website (/var/www and MySQL dump)
check localtime on perldoc perldoc.perl.org/functions/localtime.html About copying the files, not the directory, simply add a slash to the end of the path. Read the man page of rsync (it's on the Usage section).