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restoring the configurations of a GNU/Linux system with git

Posted 11-18-2015 at 02:16 AM by jheengut

As a Slackware user, I tend to customise my configurations file a lot, ie the files in /etc. I try to avoid using programs that write into /etc, this helps to have a certain consistency among my configured files. This also has the advantage to understand and optimise for performance and speed while leveraging the work load to a minimal effect.
In view of this methodology, I proposed to myself to setup up a git repository hosted under /etc and I performed this action on all three of my computers...
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youtube-dl says bye bye to ffmpeg

Posted 06-11-2015 at 06:36 AM by jheengut

I use the python program youtube-dl almost on every website to download videos legally.

There have been/are some website whereby the protocol used is not understood by youtube-dl.

So a more powerful program such as ffmpeg is used if it can parse the particular stream. Advantage of ffmpeg was that the command used was simple to use and the ability to modify the options were easy. But its greatest problem was that it could not resume the download and had to start from...
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En route to testing KDE 5 : Part 1 , the minimal slack install

Posted 05-21-2015 at 03:17 AM by jheengut
Updated 05-21-2015 at 03:19 AM by jheengut

Last time I visited changelog64 , a major up haul to slackware current was done, new xfce, kde releases and a new 3.18 kernel. This indicates a possible 14.2 Slackware will be released in due time when stability is deemed.

Until then, I embarked on a little experimentation about making a minimal -current install.

Since I did not want to reboot, I tried chroot. It did not work, so have to do more steps.

This is how i format my hard disk:

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understanding- -c-pointers/

Posted 03-16-2014 at 03:47 PM by jheengut
Updated 07-17-2014 at 02:51 PM by jheengut

after taking over the book from nayar , I intend to write on the book understanding-using-c-pointers too.
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