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A script to find empty fields in a table


It's pretty easy to see which fields are empty in the tab-separated table demo (below). The 2nd and 4th field, Col2 and Col4, have no visible characters at all in the rows below the header line: That was simple, but what if the table is huge, with lots of fields and records? Eyeballing for fields…

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Debian 9 on a Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro


TL;DR: Works fine (see title). The little old box I bought my last desktop from VG Computing (now Linux Now) in Melbourne. It arrived without an operating system and was basically a Mini-ITX board in a Shuttle XH61 case, with selected add-ins. (Specs below). I installed Debian stable and got years…

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How to tidy copied PDF text with a CoPa script


The image below shows a small, demonstration PDF: When I highlight the text in the PDF, only the paragraphs and their internal spaces go to the X, or primary clipboard: When I middle-click-paste from the primary clipboard into a text editor, each line of text in the PDF appears on a new line,…

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Fixing Screen Resolution in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2


KING Art's point-and-click adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, is a beautiful game. But you might have a hard time seeing much of the game properly if you ran into the problem I did - a wonky, improper fullscreen resolution that meant I couldn't even browse the settings menu and actually…

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Quick Tip: Mount DVD to Fix Playback Issues


Popped in a DVD on your Linux box and started playing the disc directly, only to encounter weird playback issues such as stuttering, skipping or even flat-out stopping? It's a strange, hard to explain issue, but the fix is often quite simple. I believe this is mostly with encrypted, copy-protected…

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Sorting numbers inside text strings


I have a script that compiles and sorts museum collection data. One of the data fields is for museum registration codes, and a plain sort doesn't understand that humans expect "KS.99", for example, to come before "KS.100": My script instead uses the magic "-V" option…

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Freeing an HP Chromebook 11 with Arch Linux ARM


A few years ago I acquired an HP Chromebook 11, which I talked about in an article on this site at that time. I talked about how I ran Linux software side-by-side with Chrome OS thanks to the likes of Crouton. Since then, the machine has had some basic use, and rather ironically, used as an offline…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux


"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel


For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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Presentations in a browser


If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution


Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes,…

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Linux Mint Edge ISO (21.3) – Why You Should Use it

A quick round-up of the Linux Mint Edge ISO for version 21.3 “Virginia” with the latest Kernel.

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How to Install PostgreSQL 16 and pgAdmin on Debian 12

PostgreSQL is a powerful, highly scalable, open source, and cross-platform object-relational database system that runs on Unix-like operating systems including Linux and Windows OS. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to install PostgreSQL 16 and pgAdmin (graphical database management tool) on Debian 12 Linux.

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Fix “Permission Denied” Error While Running Bash Script on Linux

This quick tutorial helps you fix the “permission denied” error while running the bash scripts in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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Systemctl Mask vs Systemctl Disable

The systemctl mask and systemctl disable are both crucial commands for Linux administrators, and you must know their differences to decide which one to choose in certain situations.

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How to Install CSF (Config Server Firewall) on Debian 12

CSF or Config Server Firewall is a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall based on IPtables and Perl. It provides a daemon process that will monitor your services for failure authentication.

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How to Set Up Rate Limiting in NGINX

This guide will cover how to setup rate limiting in NGINX, with an explanation of what it is and various examples of rate limiting setups.

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LibreOffice Alternatives for Linux

LibreOffice is awesome, but if you are still looking for some other office, here are some options.

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How to Install DokuWiki on Debian 12

DokuWiki is a simple, versatile open-source wiki software that doesn’t require a database. It’s known for its ease of maintenance, readability, and user management, making it ideal for creating and managing documentation in corporate or collaborative environments. This guide shows how to install DokuWiki on Debian 12.

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How to Install Zammad Customer Support System on Debian 12

Zammad is an open-source customer support/ticketing solution that helps manage communications across various channels such as email, chat, and social media. In this guide, you will learn how to install the Zammad Customer Support System with PostgreSQL and Nginx on the Debian 12 server.

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How to Use /proc File System to Monitor Linux System

Today, we will delve into the contents of the /proc directory to develop a better understanding of its functionalities. It’s important to note that the /proc directory is a common feature across all Linux distributions, irrespective of their flavor or architecture.

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