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[ In reference to "2-Cent Tips" in LG#166 ]

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Mon, 7 Sep 2009 08:37:11 -0500

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Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 22:04:21 -0400
From: Rob Reid <xxxxx@nrao.edu>
To: ben@linuxgazette.net
Subject: tkb: Re: 2-cent Tip: Conditional pipes
Hi Ben,

I'm glad to see the nitty-gritty of shells and terminals being dealt with in Linux Gazette. One thing that might have been unclear to the reader is that the

LESS=FX less

syntax is (ba|z)sh code for "run less with the LESS variable set to FX for this time only". As you probably know, you could alternatively put

export LESS="-FRX" # The R is for handling color.

in your ~/.profile to have less nicely customized everytime you run it, with less typing.

Rob Reid      http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~rreid/
Assistant Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?"
  - Jack Handey

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[ In reference to "Internet Radio Router" in LG#166 ]

Mulyadi Santosa [mulyadi.santosa at gmail.com]

Wed, 2 Sep 2009 22:27:37 +0700

This article reminds me to the day I made my first crude webmail using perl CGI. Not too good, but also not so bad considering the fact "It Just Works" and I made it using Perl while most of my friends would prefer using PHP to do such thing :)

Bash scripting for CGI....ouch that's just great! and old sk00lz too! :) Thanks Mr Ziemann for sharing your works....


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[ In reference to "Linux Layer 8 Security" in LG#166 ]

Thomas Johnson [tommyj27 at gmail.com]

Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:22:54 -0500

There is a typo in one of the Matahari URLs in this article. The URL points at sourceforce.net, rather than sourceforge.net.

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[ In reference to "Software Development on the Nokia Internet Tablets" in LG#165 ]

Kapil Hari Paranjape [kapil at imsc.res.in]

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 06:07:40 +0530


Thanks for a nice article explaining how to setup and use Scratchbox for developing on the Nokia tablets.

Since the N900 has just be announced by Nokia you can expect a lot of links to this issue of LG in a short while!


Kapil. --


[ In reference to "Mailbag" in LG#166 ]

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Wed, 2 Sep 2009 12:43:56 +0100

We got to the bottom of the transliteration problem: on Vineet's system, there was a flaw in the locales -- matras were defined as 'punct' instead of 'alpha'.

2009/8/6 Jimmy O'Regan <joregan@gmail.com>:

> 2009/8/6 Vineet Chaitanya <vc@iiit.ac.in>:
>> All the three tests suggested by you passed successfully (using unmodified
>> en_IE.UTF-8 locale).
>>     But if I modify "i18n" file so that "matraas" are declared as "alpha"
>> instead of "punct" then lt-proc -t also works correctly.
>>     In any case I would like to have a look at your "i18n" file and would
>> like to know the reason why it differs from the usual one.
> in 'i18n', I guess this comment from 'LC_CTYPE' agrees with you:
> ``
> % - All Matras of Indic and Sinhala are moved from punct to alpha class/
> % - Added Unicode 5.1 charctares of Indic scripts/
>   <U0901>..<U0939>;<U093C>..<U094D>;/
>   <U0950>..<U0954>;<U0958>..<U0961>;/
>   <U0962>;<U0963>;<U0972>;<U097B>..<U097F>;/
> ''
> So yes, the matras are in the 'alpha' class on my system, not 'punct'.
> $ apt-cache show locales
> Package: locales
> Priority: required
> Section: libs
> Installed-Size: 8796
> Maintainer: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>
> Architecture: all
> Source: langpack-locales
> Version: 2.9+cvs20090214-7


[ In reference to "GNOME and Red Hat Linux Eleven Years Ago" in LG#165 ]

Jakub Safar [mail at jakubsafar.cz]

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:03:34 +0200


thank you for the article about GNOMEs history. Looking back made me happy, nevertheless, I doubt that ... "GNOME development was announced in August 1977" ;-)



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[ In reference to "Keymap Blues in Ubuntu's Text Console" in LG#157 ]

eric stockman [stockman.eric at gmail.com]

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 22:57:00 +0200

On my intrepid ibex 8.10 system the keymaps are in /usr/share/rdesktop/keymaps/

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[ In reference to "/lg_tips.html" in LG#issue75 ]

Jim Cox [jim.cox at idt.net]

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:37:04 -0400

Another option, though I'm not sure if it fits the OP's constraint of "plain shell methods", is stat with a custom format:

prompt$ stat -c %y /tmp/teetime.log 2009-08-31 09:30:11.000000000 -0400

I stumbled across this while looking for filesizes in scripts, seemed a bit cleaner v. cut against ls output:

prompt$ stat -c %s /tmp/teetime.log 7560497

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Published in Issue 167 of Linux Gazette, October 2009