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


Feb
14
answered How to make the terminal display user@machine in bold letters?
Feb
14
comment Options for .hidden files?
basename is almost never necessary because simple parameter expansion can do its job. Also, for maximum safety, prefix globs with ./. for i in ./*.out; do mv "$i" ./"${i#./}"; done
Feb
14
comment What purpose does the colon builtin serve?
Heh, nearly identical question on SO
Feb
14
comment What purpose does the colon builtin serve?
One possible purpose I can see is to use : as an alternative to true. Perhaps errexit is set and the author doesn't care about the exit status of some commands.
Feb
14
revised Suggestions for IRC Server
add linux tag as per OP comment
Feb
14
comment How is the Linux kernel stack organised for ARM architecture?
Sounds to me like a question about memory / address space layout.
Feb
14
comment Sysrq keeps taking screen shots
Don't forget to accept your answer if it is the correct one.
Feb
14
comment Sysrq keeps taking screen shots
No one seems to have mentioned it yet, but it may be relevant that on almost all keyboards I have seen, SysRq shares a physical key with PrintScreen, and the Fn key may be required to get SysRq on laptops.
Feb
14
comment Xubuntu Oneiric won't start XFCE
OT question: what are you using Apache and PostgreSQL on a netbook for? Did you intend to install them?
Feb
14
revised what is the benefit of --squeeze-repeats in tr command
added 46 characters in body
Feb
14
comment what is the benefit of --squeeze-repeats in tr command
< text.txt tr -s ' ' | cut -d' ' -f 4 is shorter: it leaves out the unnecessary second argument to tr and the UUOC.
Feb
14
answered what is the benefit of --squeeze-repeats in tr command
Feb
14
answered Storing Abbreviations in Vim
Feb
13
comment What is wget idiom for curl -o?
Just curious, what is the meaning of "dixit"?
Feb
13
comment How to re-enable the caps lock key?
X is so old and complex now that not many people really understand the various internal mechanisms. There's even sections in the man page that says (and I quote): "Nobody wants to say how this works. Maybe nobody knows ...". I am interested in seeing an answer to this question as well but it may be the case that nobody knows ...
Feb
13
comment Confusion about sed and '>'
A third option, if you'd rather not have to deal with making temp files, is to use ed instead.
Feb
12
revised Using files that have spaces in their name in pipes
oops big typo fix
Feb
12
revised Using files that have spaces in their name in pipes
typo fix
Feb
12
answered Using files that have spaces in their name in pipes
Feb
12
comment Is there an equivalent to Arch Linux's NETCFG for Debian?
It's also possible to get by with only wpa_supplicant, which besides the static configuration files also provides command interfaces like wpa_cli and wpa_gui for dynamic configuration and switching between networks. I use it because I prefer not being dependent on a GUI for network access.