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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Jul
4
comment How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?
@dotancohen - Cool. Didn't know about that.
Jul
3
comment Text folding in OpenOffice Writer
If you're good at writing macros, maybe you could implement at least a very atomic/primitive version of this at the paragraph level by using hidden paragraphs and maybe integrating that with paragraph styles that you could modify on the fly. help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Hidden_Paragraphs
Jul
3
comment Text folding in OpenOffice Writer
That would be a cool feature. I found a post about a feature request for it, but I don't see that it has been done. I think the closest thing it has is the navigator which helps you find and move parts of documents, but won't collapse levels.
Jul
3
answered How to jump to a particular flag in a Unix manpage?
Jul
3
answered Can computer components go bad when not in use?
Jul
1
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
Thanks. I'll change the code back to using "showpage" (once it fails to find a %%Pages). I know it's not guaranteed to work, but it often does. Eventually, I'll add a switch to optionally do it the right way for files that don't work.
Jun
29
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
This appears to work, but "rather slow" is an understatement. On my I3 notebook, a three page document runs in just over two minutes. At best, I can add a switch (option) to my system to use this method as a last resort. In the mean time, I altered my code to count "HiResBoundingBox" instead of "showpage".
Jun
29
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
Finally! I'll check it out and come back here. Thank you.
Jun
18
comment What's an elegant way to copy the creation and modification dates of a file to another file?
@Fran I wasn't aware of how ctime works. I found a good explanation of it here. http://www.unix.com/tips-tutorials/20526-mtime-ctime-atime.html
Jun
5
answered Is it better to turn off computer or power continuously to keep ancient 1990 harddrive alive (MSDOS 6.22 )
May
27
answered Undo tar file extraction mess
May
10
comment Can a PC be set up not to shut down when unplugged?
@Lèsemajesté Good point, but you "should" set this up (instead of "can") because when the UPS runs out, you have all the same problems that the UPS was designed to prevent (or at least forestall.)
May
3
comment Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?
@JimmChen Sorry, I just know of Autohotkey. I use AutoKey on Linux. It rocks, but won't help you.
Apr
30
comment Blu-Ray writer cancels writing when buffer is underrun
Probably just stating the obvious: BD requires more processing and i/o speed than dvd/cd. Is your system fast enough? Providing a few other details of your hardware might help someone to answer you. Are all your drivers at the latest versions? Does your system device manager show any errors?
Apr
30
comment How can I search for regular expressions within webpages using Google Chrome or IE?
You don't use Firefox, but you might find one of its add-ons interesting: deeper web deeperweb.com It doesn't do REs, but it does assist finer grained searching. If you're really desperate, you could always save the source of a web page and then search it with a utility or editor that does support REs, but that would be pretty ugly.
Apr
16
answered Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?
Apr
9
comment Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View
About the closest I can suggest is Dolphin. The screen shot above shows dual pane, but Dolphin also supports multiple tabs which I use a lot (on Linux). You can't see everything at once (or easily drag and drop to a tab that's not visible), but you can have as many places as you want and have each positioned and displayed the way you want it.
Apr
9
comment Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View
This shows the tree, but doesn't let you manage it in any way as the OP requires.
Mar
21
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Mar
21
comment Why can't we understand the content of a binary file after compiled?
Also, most programs will use some sort of library functions like dlls in Windows or .so files in Linux. All you'll see in the code is some sort of call or jump instruction to a piece of code that's not there, and, without its name and parameter passing sequence, it is very difficult to know what that code is there for and even what elements of your program it is operating on or returning.