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A Python OpenBox pipe menu for recently used documents

Posted 11-15-2016 at 10:58 AM by goumba
Updated 11-16-2016 at 10:10 AM by goumba

I threw this one together in a few minutes as the others I've been able to find on the 'Net were shell scripts. This looks nicer, and can be expanded upon easier (I'm thinking icons in the future)...

Pass True for the parameter show_path if you want the path displayed in the menu (shown in parens following the short file name), otherwise it will only display the short file name.

Code:
#!/usr/bin/env python
#
# Copyright (c) who am I kidding, this is
...
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Posted in Desktop
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A little background on myself, and thoughts to a new 'blog-column'

Posted 03-23-2016 at 11:13 AM by goumba

Hey guys,

So, a little about me. Until a few years back, I was a big computer nerd. I still use Linux exclusively, but I used to spend every spare waking hour (that I wasn't working my day job which was typically 12-16 hours a day) just killing time. I know UNIX and Linux, but never really delved too deep.

Enter the big D word, which I blamed on my time wasting in front a computer. Where did my life go? I hit 35 years old, and 'd' set in big time. Not where I wanted...
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Back to XFCE? ...

Posted 01-02-2015 at 05:03 AM by goumba
Updated 01-02-2015 at 05:04 AM by goumba

Well, for work at least.

I use Debian Live (Jessie) to do my work, at work, rather than using Windows as installed. The boxes are unfortunately P4s, so not exactly modern and snappy.

For the past few months, I have been using a desktop which I replicated from Crunchbang. Openbox, tint2, a simple conky config and their keyboard shortcuts. I've been happy with it, and accessing the menu with <Super>-<Space> is great.

With a new live build, something...
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[bash] Continue to attempt running a command until it succeeds, or a specified number of tries.

Posted 08-12-2014 at 11:56 PM by goumba

Inspired by the dsc in his post, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...og.php?b=36164, I decided to try and get the number of tries part working, and here's what I came up with:

Code:
#!/bin/bash                                                                     
set -x # remove/comment when you no longer wish to see debugging output

case $1 in
    [0-9]*)
        max=$1
        # shift so that $@ only contains the command we're interested
...
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Debian Live and multiple (related) architectures

Posted 09-20-2013 at 11:18 AM by goumba
Updated 09-21-2013 at 07:01 AM by goumba

(This is my first attempt at writing some sort of how-to, if anything is unclear, please let me know!)

This was more of an exercise of "can I?" rather than "is it really necessary?".

At work, there are some PCs with Pentium 4 processors (32 bit) and others with Core processors (64 bit). I have Debian Live on a USB stick, and I got to wondering, rather than using the lowest common denominator (i386) if I could create a Live image using both architectures....
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