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I’m a bioinformatics PhD student at EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge but I’m originally from Berlin.

My programming interests span from C++ over .NET and dynamic languages all the way to XHMTL/CSS and R.

I’m mainly working on genomics using high-throughput sequencing data. My thesis is about the regulation and expression of non-coding RNA (especially tRNA) in mammals.

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Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
May
16
accepted `sort` disregards question mark
May
16
comment `sort` disregards question mark
The abuse of cat is even more puzzling as I’m normally the one telling people not to use it redundantly.
May
16
revised `sort` disregards question mark
deleted 6 characters in body
May
16
revised `sort` disregards question mark
deleted 79 characters in body
May
16
comment `sort` disregards question mark
(Which leaves the last question: does OS X, or sort 5.93, disregard the locale setting?)
May
16
comment `sort` disregards question mark
@mtmiller EDIT: duh. Yes. That solves it.
May
16
revised `sort` disregards question mark
added 79 characters in body
May
16
comment `sort` disregards question mark
@mtmiller Oh, that makes sense, but unfortunately neither setting LC_COLLATE nor setting LANG made a difference, and the Linux and OS X system I’m running this on have the same settings anyway.
May
16
asked `sort` disregards question mark
Apr
18
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
accepted Stateful bash function
Apr
16
comment Stateful bash function
Okay, this answer is now officially amazing. I also like the breadcrumbs, although I won’t adopt it since I print the full path in a separate line anyway: i.imgur.com/xmqrVxL.png
Apr
15
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
15
comment Stateful bash function
@TAFKA'goldilocks' I don’t “like” it because I don’t think it can be made to work in my code, and nobody so far has shown me how it would work. I might have made my use-case more clear in the question but to be honest I thought I had already done that, quite explicitly.
Apr
15
comment Stateful bash function
@mikeserv No, that’s unrelated, sorry. See my question for details. PS1 and PS2 are special variables in the shell which are printed as the command prompt (try it by setting PS1 to a different value in a new shell window), they are thus used very differently from your code. Here’s some more info on their usage: linuxconfig.org/bash-prompt-basics
Apr
15
revised Stateful bash function
Fix temporary file creation
Apr
15
comment Stateful bash function
@mikeserv We’re turning in circles. I know all this. But how do I use this in my definition of PS2? This is the tricky part. I don’t think your solution can be applied here. If you think otherwise please show me how.