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Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items

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Most of the RSS feeds in my Liferea RSS reader have external links in their brief, descriptive texts, like this one from The Guardian newspaper: News feeds from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's national broadcaster, don't have links: To see the the online ABC news…

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How to deal with NBSPs in a terminal

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A non-breaking space (NBSP) is a special kind of whitespace. It's an invisible signal that tells a text-processing program to avoid replacing that space with a linefeed or carriage return. For example, if you wrote "2 kg" in LibreOffice Writer and didn't want the "2" to be at…

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BASH drivers, start your engines

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There's always more than one way to do a job in the shell, and there may not be One Best Way to do that job, either. Nevertheless, different commands with the same output can differ in how long they take, how much memory they use and how hard they make the CPU work. Out of curiosity I trialled 6…

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A simpler track-changes script

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Back in March 2015 I blogged about a track-changes script that reports the edits made to a tab-separated data table. The script actually generates two reports: a plain text version and a fancy HTML version. A slightly improved version of that script is on my data-cleaning website here. The script…

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Shifty dates in Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft has used two different starting points on the calendar for calculating dates in different versions of their Excel spreadsheet program. Really. Microsoft explains the difference here. One version used 1 January 1900 for serial day numbering, the other used 1 January 1904. Of course, up to…

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It rains pretty regularly, in the shell

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In a 2-article series here on The Linux Rain last May (part 1 and part2) I described how I used AWK to clean up rainfall data for my home town in Tasmania. The result was a file called rain3 with rainfall totals for each of the 36525 days from 1 January 1916 to 31 December 2015: In this article I…

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A script to find empty fields in a table

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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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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 2

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In part 1 of this article I showed how I used AWK on the command line to work up daily rainfall data for my home town, Ulverstone in Tasmania. I wasn't ready to analyse the data, because there were quite a few missing-data days. Some were part of accumulated-total series, where the rainfall total…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 1

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AWK is my tool of choice for processing plain-text data, so when I wanted to look closely at daily rainfall data for my home town, I fired up a terminal. In this two-part article I explain how the rainfall data were beaten into shape, mainly with AWK, so I could do my analysis. The commands shown…

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BASH a block of bytes

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I was preparing a slide presentation and wanted to show a block of random 8-bit bytes, like this: Naturally I didn't just type out that block of text on a slide, which would have taken maybe 10 minutes, or copy and modify some byte-text I found online. Of course not. Instead I spent hours dreaming…

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How to Install MATE Desktop 1.26 on Fedora 35

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest stable MATE Desktop 1.26 on Fedora 35.

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Stardust Systems Doesn’t Care if You Pay for its Product

Two networking industry veterans have launched a network observability startup based on an open source model, with users paying for a fully supported enterprise version if needed. Dinesh Dutt, former chief scientist at Cumulus Networks and a Cisco fellow who helped design many of the networking giant’s ASICs, and Neela Jacques, whose background includes VMware, […]

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OpenBSD 7.0 Released

OpenBSD has introduced a release of the free cross-platform UNIX-like operating system OpenBSD 7.0. It is noted that these are 51 issues of the project, which will turn 26 on October 18. The OpenBSD project was founded by Theo de Raadt in 1995 after a conflict with the NetBSD developers, as a result of which […]

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Excellent System Utilities: Pingnoo – traceroute/ping analyser

This article looks at Pingnoo, an open-source cross-platform application for analysing and measuring the round trip time (latency) between two hosts. It offers a graphical representation for traceroute and ping output.

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How to Access Remote Desktop from Browser Using TightVNC

VNC stands for (Virtual Network Computing) is an open-source graphical desktop sharing tool for managing and control machines remotely using a VNC client called VNC Viewer. You must install a VNC client on your machine to access remote desktops, but what if you don’t want to install a VNC client on your machine, and instead […]

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Introduced PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone, Shipped with KDE Plasma Mobile

Community Pine64, engaged in the creation of open devices, presented the smartphone PinePhone Pro, the preparation of which was taken into account the experience of the production of the first model PinePhone and customer feedback. The main goal of the project has not changed, and the PinePhone Pro continues to be positioned as a device […]

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KDE Plasma 5.23 Continues the Trend of Incremental Improvements

The new KDE Plasma 5.23 release offers users a more beautiful Plasma desktop and immersive experience for its 25th Anniversary. This release is mainly focused on small but very useful features and incremental improvements.

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How to Download and Upload Remote Directory in SFTP

SFTP or Secure File Transfer Protocol is a convenient upgrade from the traditional FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The SFTP program boasts of improved security layers since it mirrors encrypted SSH transport protocols in its file transfer operations. Learn how to download and upload remote directory in SFTP with this tutorial.

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Devuan 4.0 ‘Chimaera’ Systemd-Free Distro Released

The Devuan community has announced the release of Devuan 4.0 with code name Chimaera, which strives to make GNU/Linux free of systemd.

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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 From 21.04

Interested in getting started with the latest Ubuntu solution? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can upgrade from Ubuntu 21.04 to Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri”.

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