246 reputation
211
bio website
location Belgium
age
visits member for 1 year, 3 months
seen 4 hours ago

My family and I are enjoying 100% GNU/Linux desktop bliss since 2007. I work with the following Debian-derived distributions:

  • Xubuntu LTS extended with a number of PPAs
  • antiX for my 1998 Toshiba Satellite 4000CDT laptop

I also run a Ubuntu Server on a dual-core, underclocked (1GHz) Intel Atom D510 with a ZFS on Linux hot-plugged mirror.


Jul
20
suggested suggested edit on How can I get my external IP address in bash?
Jul
20
comment How can I get my external IP address in bash?
For use in bash —the intent of the OP—, you cannot do without the -s option mentioned in other answers.
May
27
revised Efficient todo / project / task manager application?
added 10 characters in body
May
25
awarded  Yearling
May
21
comment How to remove duplicate lines with awk whilst keeping empty lines?
I did not measure any significant time difference with my 288-line test file. However, your code would certainly catches the prize for being most readable.
May
21
awarded  Critic
May
21
accepted How to remove duplicate lines with awk whilst keeping empty lines?
May
20
asked How to remove duplicate lines with awk whilst keeping empty lines?
May
20
comment How to get only the unique results without having to sort data?
The awk trick is also well explained here.
May
6
comment how can I add (subtract, etc.) two numbers with bash?
The $((..)) arithmetic evaluation is executed by bash, whereas expr is executed as a separate process. Hence, the latter is slower than $((..)). Use expr only on systems where arithmetic evaluation is not supported (sh!=bash).
Apr
28
awarded  Excavator
Apr
28
revised How to check if there are no parameters provided to a command?
Edit is explained in most voted comment. The original would not work without warning in bash.
Apr
28
suggested suggested edit on How to check if there are no parameters provided to a command?
Apr
2
comment How do I get the MD5 sum of a directory's contents as one sum?
Differing files are reported as well with this command.
Feb
24
answered How to refresh the desktop background in various desktop environments?
Feb
24
comment How to refresh the desktop background in various desktop environments?
It seems that Unity and KDE do not require any command at all. Both desktop environments refresh the wallpaper automatically upon change of the wallpaper file.
Feb
24
comment How to detect the desktop environment in a bash script?
I like this. According to this overview, there will only be a problem with Cinnamon. However, this might eventually be resolved by opening a bug report with Linux Mint.
Feb
24
accepted How to detect the desktop environment in a bash script?
Feb
24
revised How to detect the desktop environment in a bash script?
added 38 characters in body
Feb
24
awarded  Quorum