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location Doha, Qatar
age 27
visits member for 4 years
seen Aug 5 at 8:48

A mechanical engineer who has dabbled in Perl, MATLAB and LabVIEW.

My programming experience thus far includes solving sparse-matrix heat transfer problems, parsing and processing data files, and coding a generic neural-network Perl program from scratch.

Current fields of interest include data mining with Perl and parallel-processing with GPUs.


Jul
7
comment How can I quickly return back to the last working directory?
@Gnouc : I didn't find that question when I had searched. Thanks for finding it
Jul
28
comment Why does this simple Perl client not work?
I don't seem to have x?inetd.conf under /etc. Is there an alternative way to do this?
Nov
19
comment When is xargs needed?
Cool use there!
Nov
19
comment When is xargs needed?
Thanks for the caveat, wasn't aware of the pitfalls.
Oct
21
comment How do I find a command if I don't know its name?
I don't want a list of every possible command that doesn't tell me squat about what they're for.
Oct
12
comment How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?
@Michael : The command was what I was after. I already knew that I needed to install perl-doc... just wasn't sure what command to use.
Oct
5
comment Why is vimdiff so slow?
Feels much faster after enabling compression... Thanks!
Oct
3
comment Why is vimdiff so slow?
It could very well be the reason. How do I disable/enable SSH compression?
Sep
9
comment Why is vimdiff so slow?
@Kevin M : Not that big, 3000 lines max.
Sep
9
comment Why is vimdiff so slow?
@msw : That's my current workaround, but it's still quite laggy in vimdiff mode.
Sep
2
comment Why doesn't my Bash script recognize aliases?
I placed it in my script, but it's still not working. Same error.
Aug
30
comment Passing an argument to multiple commands in a single line
Not quite what I had in mind, but is an interesting alternative.
Aug
30
comment Comparing two files in Vim
Is there a way to lock scrolling between the two windows?
Aug
22
comment How can I apply caret-substitution to my nth-last command?
This is pretty much what I'm after, though the title may suggest otherwise (didn't know about the :s modifier!). Thanks a bunch.
Aug
22
comment How can I apply caret-substitution to my nth-last command?
I have considered doing this, but the nature of the command makes it more amenable to in-place editing.
Aug
19
comment What are your favorite *painful* Unix moments
Look's like a fork bomb. Don't try this unless you really know what you're doing.
Aug
17
comment Isn't less just more?
@jkerian : Text-searching and buffering aside, could you show a practical example of where these two differ in terms of command implementation?