3,815 reputation
1225
bio website ithaca.arpinum.org
location New York, NY
age 46
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Dec 18 at 0:43

Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy


Oct
25
revised Ctrl-e and Ctrl-a not working on Ubuntu Hardy?
added 72 characters in body
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
comment TextMate file type association
@umassthrower Thanks for letting me know that. I generalized too quickly. Updated the answer to make that clearer.
Aug
12
revised TextMate file type association
Update to clarify where the fileTypes section will be
Aug
1
revised VIM with iA Writer type formatting?
deleted 1 characters in body; edited tags
Aug
1
answered VIM with iA Writer type formatting?
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
awarded  Caucus
Jun
3
revised Bare Bones Host OS for Running Virtualbox Virtual Machine
Spelling
May
17
revised Remove VIM search highlight
`nnoremap` is better than `nmap`
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
1
comment How to remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?
@BloodyIron To be honest, I'm not sure. I don't think the Ubuntu Software Centre existed the last time I used Ubuntu. I'm more comfortable with the command-line tools (and Debian), but there may be a GUI or Ubuntu-specific way to do it as well.
Apr
29
comment sh: time command not found
Check man time and see if your implementation of time lacks the -p flag. That said, even if the flag was the problem, the error should then be -p: command not found not time not found. All that said, are you sure your system's sh is pointing to bash? If you're on some operating systems, it may be dash. (Again, not sure that helps unless dash lacks a time built-in and you have no separate time command.)
Apr
16
awarded  osx
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
4
revised How different shell scripts map to different OSes
Small typo
Feb
4
comment How different shell scripts map to different OSes
Debian and its children distros (at least some of them, Ubuntu for sure) now use Dash as /bin/sh. So I would be very careful about assuming that Bashisms will work on "just about any Linux distro out there". See this for some tips regarding how to avoid Bashisms: wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh.
Nov
17
revised select files from a set
added 4 characters in body
Nov
17
comment select files from a set
This sounds like a programming question more than a user one - maybe more appropriate for Stack Overflow? Beyond that, can you explain a little more what you want to happen? You want to use the find command to show all the files and then let the user trim the selections?
Nov
13
comment CPAN install to many directories
@Jayen With a set-up like that, I understand not wanting to install a new Perl interpreter. local::lib and cpanm should be able to simplify your modules, though, even without Perlbrew.