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Good-bye Debian

Posted 08-13-2014 at 04:46 AM by Randicus Draco Albus

I have been a great fan of Debian for the last few years.
1) The commitment to producing a quality system with rock-solid stability.
2) Commitment to the cause of free software.
The result was a reliable system that I was proud to use, knowing I was doing my very small part in contributing to the cause of free software.

Those days are unfortunately past.
By rushing to adopt systemd while it is still in development, the developers abandoned the Debian policy...
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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 10:56 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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ExLight Linux Live DVD with Enlightenment 0.19 :: now based on Ubuntu 14.04.1

Posted 08-12-2014 at 12:20 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-12-2014 at 12:33 PM by exton

ExLight 14.04.1 Linux Live DVD build 140812 is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (alias Trusty Tahr, released July 25, 2014). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 0.19 (Beauty at your fingertips) installed from source. Kernel 3.16.0-5-exton is used. (Kernel.org's kernel 3.16.0-rc6). Program content: AbiWord, Nautilus, SpaceFM, Firefox, Gimp and GParted. Also all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. Study the full program LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available...
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Windows PowerSh**

Posted 08-12-2014 at 10:40 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 08-12-2014 at 11:15 AM by rocket357

grep is such a simple concept. You have a stream of text lines, and you look for lines in the output that match a pattern. Really, really simple.

Take the following, for example:

some-command | grep 'pattern'

I know this is difficult to understand because it's overly complex, but that's how things work on *nix.

Try doing that on PowerShell. You end up with something like:

(some-command|out-strings -stream) | select-strings...
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Member Response

Posted 08-11-2014 at 06:23 PM by onebuck

Hi,

Been a while since I made a blog entry. Lot has happened since the initial entry. I am now a LQ moderator that takes up time for my duties. I do enjoy helping other LQ members whenever possible. I have sold the farm therefore the horses had to find a new home and I moved to town to live in a historical home we had to purchase.

Love the convenience of living in town but miss the solitude of the country. I lost all my storage (barn) & workshop. I am in the process...
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