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Debian user, GNU/Linux enthusiast, FLOSS supporter, hobby developer.


Nov
21
comment How do you make case statements with ranges
Conditional probably refers to if statements. The | in a case statement is not a conditional. It is a merely a pattern delimiter.
Nov
21
revised How to capture command line input into logfile and execute it at the same time?
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Nov
21
answered How to capture command line input into logfile and execute it at the same time?
Nov
21
comment How to capture command line input into logfile and execute it at the same time?
@jottr Yes, functions can do just about everything an alias can. I'll post an answer.
Nov
21
comment How to capture command line input into logfile and execute it at the same time?
@jottr The least clunky method I can come up with at the moment is to make an alias like alias loglast='fc -ln -1 | cut -c 3- > ~/command.log', and then just run loglast after every command you want to log.
Nov
21
comment How to capture command line input into logfile and execute it at the same time?
You say "selectively". What is the selection criteria? Are you fine with manually typing a few extra characters for every command you want to log?
Nov
17
reviewed Leave Open Grep for searching pattern in a file
Nov
15
reviewed Close Get pairs of lines and multiply
Nov
15
reviewed Close Set default editor for 'info coreutils'
Nov
14
comment Strange bash sytax error depending on sudo usage
He's running it as ./scriptname and the shebang is clearly #!/bin/bash. I would be puzzled as to why sh would get invoked here.
Nov
14
comment How do I define alias with variables which can be changed at runtime?
It's not clear exactly what your example commands are supposed to do, but try taking a second look at functions. Functions are basically more powerful versions of aliases.
Nov
13
comment tmux vim colorscheme background is not showing
In my experience, tmux behaves strangely when launched inside gnome-terminal. Try launching tmux with TERM=xterm tmux and see if it behaves differently. If xterm doesn't work, try xterm-256color or xterm-color.
Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
@edwardtorvalds For the problem pointed out by the Wheeler link, use ./* and the problem is solved. The wheeler link is irrelevant to your first comment about abc def.txt though. I still do not know what you were trying to say with your comment about abc def.txt.
Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
@edwardtorvalds Can you provide more information? * should match a file named abc def.txt. If it doesn't something is wrong so tell exactly what you type and exactly what output you get.
Nov
13
reviewed Close How to interpret numerous processes with exact same RAM usage
Nov
13
reviewed Leave Open iptables Port Forwarding — no service with the port
Nov
13
comment Autostarting Conky Weird Behaviour
It sounds like conky is running in the foreground. Try killing everything conky related and running it from a terminal, to see if it returns you to your prompt immediately or not.
Nov
13
revised what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
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Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
ls --quoting-style=shell would not help. Only literal quotes are actually treated as quotes. Any quote characters that happen to result from expansions are not special. You would have to use eval to get the shell to reparse expanded output, and I would not really recommend that.
Nov
13
revised what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
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