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Slackbook Chapter 2 Cliff Notes

Posted 03-31-2011 at 12:57 PM by SlowLearner
Updated 04-01-2011 at 03:01 AM by SlowLearner (To categorize)

Chapter 2 Help

When you install Slackware chose the option of installing packages from the F series which includes FAQs and HOWTOs.

2.1 System Help
man displays manual documentation
whatis gives a very brief description of system commands, a pocket command reference.
apropo SEARCHES FOR a man page containing a given keyword.

man somecommand
will display the man page for (naturally) the command specified,
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Freedom Box?

Posted 03-31-2011 at 11:23 AM by williamfromtexas

What's in a name?

I'll admit, I think the name 'Freedom Box' is a bit cheesy. It reminds me too much of the 'Freedom Fries' reaction in the US a few years ago to some news media quibble between the US and France. It's also one of those names that is too descriptive to be cool. Facebook was famously once known as 'The' Facebook.

The problem now is that as distributed as the web is, major platforms such as The Facebook hold on to people's information for them in exchange...
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umurmur for OpenBSD update

Posted 03-30-2011 at 03:09 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Continued from here.

I got a bit sidetracked and didn't get back to the umurmur port until after the ports tree was locked, then I forgot about it again while waiting for the tree to unlock...sigh. Life really is full of curveballs.

I got the man pages written and now I have a buildable/installable/runnable port of umurmur for OpenBSD (and the tree is unlocked! Yay).

The candidate port has been submitted to the powers that be (David and Laurent, to...
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Single, "teleporting" instance of system monitor (or something else)

Posted 03-30-2011 at 01:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-30-2011 at 01:26 AM by the dsc (minor correction)

[ -z $(ps -A | grep ksysguard) ] && ksysguard & disown &&
wmctrl -iR $(wmctrl -l | grep "System Monitor" | sed 's/\ .*//')
Depend on wmctrl.

Are you tired of winding up with multiple instances of a program of which you don't really need multiple instances? Your problems are over! Now you can just press the hot-keys or whatever shortcuts you have, without ever worrying about earlier instances. No more sore joints for having to close...
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Posted 03-29-2011 at 08:56 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Never thought there can be some anime masterpiece that will own me that hard, but, fortunately, or unfortunately, there is, absolutely impressive one...
Don't really remember how many years ago I last cried before yesterday.

I also don't really remember why I have chosen to learn computers back in 2005. I could just enjoy playing games, as much as I did it before, and do now, from time to time, instead, I've chosen to learn how this...
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