Category archives for one-liners

he Linux market share continues to flatline. Here’s a piece on why. My explanation? Same as for a lot of things: People are morons, by and large. The article linked to mentions very good reasons that Linux should indeed not be adopted by others. But most of those reasons actually apply to other OS’s as…

And, in theory, this should apply to other software as well, but don’t get mad at me if something goes terribly wrong….

In the old days, you could just use the “help” menu item to figure this out (drilling down to “about”) but now there is so much “helpful” crap in the dialog that opens when you do so, that it has become much less helpful. So just open a command line and cause the contents of…

Fixing your Dictionary

You are typing some text into an editing window in your FIrefox Browser, and you spell something terribly wrong. Like this: I am so glad I upgreaded to Firefox 2.0, because it has a built in spell checker. You see the error where you meant to type “upgraded.” So you right click on it to…

The command dmidecode is ” is a tool for dumping a computer’s DMI (some say SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a description of the system’s hardware components, as well as other useful pieces of information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.” (from the “man”).

Software Needed: Enhanced web search

Google is great, and yes, I know all those tricks that make it greater. But I still want to use REGEX in some cases. So, I figured out a way to do that, in theory, all I need now is the code…

Fun with the Linux seq command

Do you know about the obscure Linux command ‘seq’????? It is actually quite cool.

In many instances, a well thought-out regular expression can convince most non-technical people in the room that you’re a computer genius who’s brain possesses more synapses, forming more bridges and firing more rapidly than anyone’s ever should. Oh this is so true….

In the beginning there was cat …

… and I’m not talking about Ceiling Cat. I’m talking about the Linux command cat.

A One Liner for Stripping Comments

Getting rid of those pesky comments in your all important configuration files.