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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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There's a "compact" version of the Adwaita GTK3 theme

Posted 11-21-2014 at 06:14 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk3, rant

Just spreading the word, perhaps there are many other people who prefer things more tightly packed rather than all spaced out, as it seems to be the current mobile-UI infection/trend.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=156662

Who'd have guessed that resolutions superior to 1024x768 would end up being nullified by "advancements" in technology...
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Not even linux can create symlinks on FAT32

Posted 11-05-2014 at 02:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

If you've only briefly dealt with NTFS on linux, you might have noticed that it's possible to create symlinks there, not like the fake "shortcuts", but actual symlinks, that linux read as such.

That may lead the naive mind to think that symlinks are a linux/OS-side feature, and that therefore linux could create symlinks on FAT32. But that's going to be proven wrong on the first attempt.

You can, however, have symlinks on non-FAT partitions pointing to a FAT...
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Auxiliary script to rename multiple files adding a zero-padding to them

Posted 08-19-2014 at 01:37 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

From this blog:

http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?p=2850


Code:
#!/bin/bash
num=`expr match "$1" '[^0-9]*\([0-9]\+\).*'`
paddednum=`printf "%03d" $num`
echo ${1/$num/$paddednum}
Usage example:

for i in *.png;do mv $i `./zeropad.sh $i`; done


Possibly there's some syntax to do just that only with the "rename" command, though.
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[bash] "keep trying" command, even if exits with error, for at least 10 times

Posted 08-08-2014 at 11:40 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-08-2014 at 11:42 PM by the dsc
Tags bash

A script that tries to run a given arbitrary command N times, or until it exits with success. The commented parts are aborted attempts to make it figure whether the first parameter is a number instead of a command, and that would be used as the maximum number of attempts. Something went wrong, sometime I'll try to figure it out.

Quote:
#!/bin/bash
#input="$@"
# this program is stupid. It's declared to be in public domain by its author, who whishes to remain anonymous
...
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Note to myself, for whenever I get an SSD...

Posted 08-06-2014 at 11:36 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags ssd, swap

If it would still apply for future technology...

Quote:
Current good quality SSDs have built-in mechanisms to level the wear on the whole device so that their lives are maximised, but for something like Swap the inherent nature of that requirement will significantly ratchet up the number of Write cycles on any drive that hosts it, and that is still something I want to avoid on my SSD.

In reality it may not be a factor, but I'd rather spend a few dollars on more RAM to reduce
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