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I'm offering my services as an online tutor for Python on TeachStreet. And if you feel like giving me a tip for a good answer, send me some Bitcoins at 1bDMa8UcyHX71kNJUVcCyrDCkum3TDybQ.

I've been programming since I was 8. I started with Apple Basic, then Timex Sinclair (ZX-81 at the time) Basic. After that I discovered the list of op-codes next to the ASCII chart in my ZX-81 manual. I began to compile my own hand-lettered sheets that put all the addressing modes of a given instruction in the same place so I could more easily handle-assemble small machine language programs.

It's gone on from there. The learning never ends.

Currently I do most of my programming in Python and C++ on Linux. I have a strong preference for Open Source software.

I've noticed that this site tends to have a slight bias for existing members. Members with a higher reputation tend to be voted up more even if their answer is very similar to someone else's with a lower reputation.


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Dec
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answered How to choose LUKS encryption when installing RHEL 6?
Nov
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comment Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?
Only 16 hours left, and I likely don't have enough time to see what's going on with this, and I'm not the best person to do so either. I hope someone answers your question. I'd like to know too. :-)
Nov
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comment Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
Yes, that helps a bunch. It's a pity the only reasonable character to use as a placeholder there is /.
Nov
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comment Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
echo -n "$file" would work. :-) Oh, and "'s around the $( ... ) expression (aka "$( ... )") would do it.
Nov
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comment Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
I also believe this falls down on the case of 'no extension' and a filename with \t characters in it.
Nov
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revised Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
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Nov
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comment Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
How does sed decide which .* to apply maximal munch to? I would feel a lot better about it if the second .* were [^_]*.
Nov
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comment Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
Terse, pithy, nearly write-only! Yay perl! chuckle
Nov
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revised Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
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answered Replace dots with underscores in filenames, leaving extension intact
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Nov
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comment Is it possible to run shell commands inside zip files?
Why do you want to do this?
Nov
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revised appending a variable to a file in Bash not working
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Nov
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comment appending a variable to a file in Bash not working
@Kevin: Oh, that's very interesting to know. Well, reduces the potential security issues of not quoting properly. I should've tested before I said something. I modified my answer accordingly.
Nov
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answered appending a variable to a file in Bash not working
Nov
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comment appending a variable to a file in Bash not working
Also, just because it's good practice echo "$preffix" >>myFile.txt and echo "$version" >>myFile.txt.
Nov
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revised How to tell where recent ssh sessions originated from?
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Nov
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answered How to tell where recent ssh sessions originated from?