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bio website github.com/adamnew123456
location Southern Pines, NC
age 18
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I enjoy writing small utilities for various things I do regularly on my Linux boxes - I've cleaned up some of them and placed them as Gists for use.

I also have written some small pieces of software - a minimal Xlib window manager as well as a system for managing compiled applications.


Sep
24
awarded  Commentator
Sep
24
comment How can I reliably get the operating system's name?
"I'm sorry if you find duplicates in this list, I produced it quickly with grep." ... | uniq?
May
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
21
revised Having tmux load by default when a zsh terminal is launched
Noted the possible infinite loop - fixed in response to Thor's comment.
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on Having tmux load by default when a zsh terminal is launched
Apr
27
comment Is there a difference of stability between Linux distros?
Or you could use FreeBSD ;)
Apr
4
comment Using more command
There's also most, which may or may not be installed your local Linux machine. It includes a nice status bar and will decompress gzip'd files automatically.
Feb
8
comment Quick directory navigation in the terminal
It has bash - run echo $SHELL.
Jan
29
answered Non-Root Package Managers
Oct
31
comment Why isn't there a truly unified package manager for Linux?
For the exact same reason we don't want a single distribution - I like the way my distro does it. If you don't, then you're free to use another or write your own. Before you know it, you have as many package managers as you do programmers.
Oct
17
comment Object-oriented shell for *nix
It's technically now at "fishshell.com". A 3 character change is too small to make externally, but it decreases the linkyness of the answer.
Oct
16
comment What is Unix now?
I think that the SCO-Linux Controversies, have somewhat quieted since suing IBM and Novell has largely failed. SCO, according to the Tenth Circuit's report, was rejected from appealing the case and the court ruled in favor of Novell.
Sep
28
comment Is there ever a reason to use `cat` when you've got `less`?
I use most ;)
Aug
30
awarded  Teacher
Jun
23
answered Drop into an editor from inside aspell
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between /etc and /usr/local/etc
Any reason not to put it directly under /etc/myapp? If I were looking to change a config, it'd be the first place I would look.
Apr
23
awarded  Supporter
Mar
9
answered What are your favorite *painful* Unix moments
Feb
26
comment Any funny *nix one-liners?
It'd be much better with I read /var/spool/mail/$USER (or is it referring to the command? Hmm...)
Feb
26
awarded  Scholar