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May
12
comment How to ensure that string interpolated into `sed` substitution escapes all metachars
Could you also explain the purpose of the 1st empty bracket expression [] in the 1st sed expression?
May
12
comment How to ensure that string interpolated into `sed` substitution escapes all metachars
I understand most of what you're doing, but what does $!s/$/\\/ do?
May
8
comment Why doesn't putting elinks in background and then resuming with `fg` work reliably?
@etherfish Yes, CTRL-L does not fix the hanging problem. I'm also already using elinks inside tmux. The OS Shell file menu option is interesting, but pressing CTRL-Z would be better, since it's the standard way to escape.
Feb
18
comment Has the Unix Philosophy been abandoned in web application design?
Thank you. If you look at the Art of Unix Programming, Ch 7, modularity within a program is actually not seen as an expression of the Unix small tools philosophy, but only as a complement to it. See the 1st 4 paragraphs here: faqs.org/docs/artu/multiprogramchapter.html
Sep
17
comment Want to search for two consecutive lines with at least n characters
Thank you. This works.
Sep
17
comment Want to search for two consecutive lines with at least n characters
This almost works, but it seems to smoosh together the words of the first line shown.
May
26
comment What are the virtues of multitasking with traditional job control vs Tmux/Screen?
Good advice. I have been using tmux for a few months, after using Gnu screen for a year. But there are weird issues like freezes and hangs, and abnormal behavior when trying to open a pdf browser from the command line, etc.
Apr
27
comment When you type a search term in copy mode, is there a way to erase the search term with something like CTRL-U?
thank you! that works