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I've been a programmer for over two decades. I work in Perl and a big pile of legacy PHP.

My book Land the Tech Job You Love is available from Pragmatic Bookshelf.

My Perl news blog is Perlbuzz.

My blog about tech life, including job hunting, is petdance.com.

AIM: petdance

Twitter: petdance, beyondgrep and perlbuzz


Oct
8
answered Grep exits abnormally with code 123 when running rgrep on emacs
Sep
23
comment Advantages of cat'ing file and piping to grep
Michael is saying that the timings above are not taking into account disk cache. (and a -0.29 to Dennis for being more interested in smacking down Michael than de-obtusing the reply)
Sep
23
answered Advantages of cat'ing file and piping to grep
Sep
7
comment ack + tool like grep (problem )
Even better than -a is --text.
Sep
7
answered ack + tool like grep (problem )
Jun
30
awarded  Peer Pressure
Jun
28
answered Downloading all files from a remote HTTP folder using wget
Jun
28
comment How to check which applications are using the most resources on a server via command line?
Also, need to add --numeric to the sort to get proper sorting.
Jun
28
comment How to check which applications are using the most resources on a server via command line?
Oooh, I like, thanks for posting. I changed the pipe to less to be "grep -v '^ 0.0'" to get rid of all the processes not worth mentioning.
Jun
22
comment Remove key from known_hosts
What's the benefit of this over doing it in any given text editor? Is there some reason not to do it that way, like how sudoers has to be edited with visudo?
May
13
awarded  Critic
May
13
answered How to grep a line start with “*” using grep
May
13
answered Is there an simple but good To Do Manager app for the Mac?
May
6
answered Application to open / edit a very large CSV file (500 MB, 4 million records)?
May
6
comment Under *nix, how can I find a string within a file within a directory?
Why are you telling me this?
May
5
awarded  Editor
May
3
answered Trying to find a duplicate version of PHP on my system. Where is it?
May
3
answered printing matching lines when greping all files in a directory
May
3
comment Find words in many files
Ack recognizes C as a filetype. Use "ack 'struct messages_sdd_t' --cc", and it will find all C files, including .h header files.
May
3
comment grep all .java files in a directory for a particular string
In the case of ack, it's a single Perl program with no module dependencies. If you can "install" programs in your ~/bin directory, then you can just as easily "install" ack.