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Jun
20
comment Generating help files for vim
The first script is unusable for general use. It might work for the authors markup style, but it didn't convert a single one of my (valid) markdown files correctly. The second option is pandoc, a very capable converter I like a lot. Unfortunately, it doesn't support vimhelp. I asked on the mailing list to add support for it, but the response was that vimhelp is not a general purpose output format but a specialised format intended for vim documentation, in contrast to the other supported formats. Anyway, thanks a lot for the tip.
Jun
20
answered Cross-platform file system
Jun
20
answered How can I get Magnet links to open in transmission when running Enlightenment as my Window Manager?
Jun
19
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Jun
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
19
comment Compression of large files
The fastest algorithm will probably never be the one with the best ratio. There is no all-in-one algorithm suitable for everything. bzip and pbzip2 (inclusive the multi-threaded variants) are pure compression tools, they don't create archives. You can use tar (tar cf directory.tar <directory>) to first create an uncompressed archive and then run pigz on the tar archive.
Jun
19
comment Compression of large files
Compressed video or uncompressed, compressed images or uncompressed, what kind of data, text files or binary? If the videos and images are already compressed (e.g. MPEG 4 and JPEG) I would go for the fastest compression (pigz would be a candidate), since you will not gain much.
Jun
19
answered Compression of large files
Jun
19
comment Is it possible to trace someone using Google during an online exam?
What about temporarily redirecting google.com to a page containing: “Don't cheat. We are watching you!”
Jun
16
comment How to make BASH try and autocomplete on Enter
I prefer having visual feedback which command I execute on the command line, which would be not possible with your suggested autocomplete function. If you want to shorten commonly used commands, you could consider creating an alias: alias chrom='chromium' That would even work if you happen to install a programe named chrome and correctly launch chromium.
Jun
15
revised How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP
Fix typo
Jun
15
answered How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP
Jun
14
comment Linux distros support UEFI & GPT?
Might be relevant: unix.stackexchange.com/a/40775/12779 At the moment I only know of Fedora 17 that supports the necessary kernel configuration by default.
Jun
6
revised Print same text several time to one page
Fix command line
Jun
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Print same text several time to one page
Jun
6
comment Print same text several time to one page
Change A6 to A7 and nx and ny to 3, instead of two. Then change the scale to something like 300.
Jun
6
answered Print same text several time to one page
Jun
6
comment Print same text several time to one page
Do you want to increase the paper size or scale down the page?
Jun
5
comment Why does FFMPEG adds up extra bit rate to video?
I thought the -b switch has been deprecated.
Jun
5
comment Pipe System sound to another computer
This answer doesn't address the question. What about streaming videos from within the browser and VoIP calls, for instance?