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BASH drivers, start your engines


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 handy script for translations


Do you translate blocks of text by copying them and pasting into Google Translate in a browser? If you do, the script explained here might save you a lot of work. At the core The script relies on translate-shell, a wonderful command-line utility written by Mort Yao and available in the repositories…

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When will this script finish doing its job?


Several of my data-auditing scripts take a long time to execute. Until recently I had no way of knowing how long they'd take. I'd enter the command for the script, press Enter and wait. And wait. I've now discovered the pipeline viewer or pv command, which tracks the progress of my scripts. An…

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A simpler track-changes script


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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A Script to Toggle the CPU Performance Governor


If you're a gamer, you probably find your computer's default CPU scaling (usually the "balanced" or "powersave" setting) is more than sufficient the majority of the time, but just occasionally, a game will run at its best when the CPU is set to maximum frequency all the time,…

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File manager: open a terminal, but not here


Each of the two file managers I use — Thunar and Xfe — allows me to open a terminal in a selected directory. In Thunar, I right-click on a directory and choose Open Terminal Here, and in Xfe I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + t. In both cases, though, the terminal window opens right on top of the fil…

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Shifty dates in Microsoft Excel


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


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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Tweaking uniq -c


I often sort lists on the command line and get the frequencies of listed items with the command chain sort | uniq -c. For example, suppose I have a list of "brown" surnames in a file called demo: OK, so there are 7 Brauns in the list, 3 Brouns, and so on. But notice the indentation of…

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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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5 Best Free Code Editors for Ubuntu and Other Linux

Explore the top free code editors for Ubuntu, including features and highlights. Find the best code editor for your development needs.

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How to Install OpenSearch on Debian 11

In this tutorial, you’ll deploy OpenSearch — an open-source search, analytics, and visualization suite — to the Debian 11 server.

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CTparental: Linux Parental Control Software

Stay on top of your children’s online activity with the free and open-source parental control software CTparental.

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Write Your First Python Macro in LibreOffice

This article explains how to set up LibreOffice for Python macro and helps you write your first Python macro in LibreOffice Calc and Writer.

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Slax Linux 15.0.1 and 11.6: Experience the Power of Simplicity

Slax 15.0.1, based on Slackware 15.0, and Slax 11.6, based on Debian 11.6, are now available for download with an updated package base.

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OBS Studio 29.0.1 Fixes Linux Crash on Wayland, More

OBS Studio 29.0.1 brings several Linux-specific fixes, including a crash when trying to use Wayland’s automatic scene switcher and more.

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How to Install Linux Kernel 6.1 on Ubuntu LTS

Stay up to date with the latest Linux kernel releases by learning how to install Kernel 6.1 on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 LTS using TuxInvader PPA.

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How to Install VSCodium on Linux Mint

Learn how to install VSCodium on Linux Mint 21 or 20 for a privacy-friendly alternative to Visual Studio Code.

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Installing Caddy and PHP 8 on Rocky Linux 9 and AlmaLinux 9

This step-by-step guide shows how to install the Caddy web server with PHP 8 support on Rocky Linux 9 and AlmaLinux 9 and obtain a free SSL certificate.

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The Impact of Open Source on AI-Cloud Career Growth in Linux

This article explores the impact of open-source culture on career growth in the Linux-based AI-Cloud industry. Learn more here.

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Handshakes is a free sokoban puzzler about two hands meeting

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Prison Architect: Jungle Pack releases soon with another free update

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Going to live my dream of Fifth Element flying cars in MiLE HiGH TAXi

Remember the classic sci-fi movie Fifth Element? I sure do and I only watched it again recently, where memories came flowing back of how I used to…

Wine 8.1 released starting another year of Windows to Linux translation work

The Wine 8.1 development release is now available, starting off another year of new features landing usually bi-weekly for the Windows translation…

OBS Studio 29.0.1 rolls out with many bug fixes

OBS Studio 29.0.1 is out now and a worthwhile upgrade for any of you doing video content on Linux, as it fixes many problems from the previous…

Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok is a Norse inspired horde survival rogue-lite

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Sports management / visual novel mash-up Roller Drama is out now

I don't play many visual novels (mostly a whole zero) but I do love when games sprinkle it in with other things like the sports management game…

Zoom Platform, a store aimed at 'Generation X' adds more Linux support

One I've been meaning to point out for a while now is Zoom Platform. A games store that tries to appeal to "Generation X" with both new and…

Heroic Games Launcher 2.6.0 out now adding auto updates, new theme

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Dwarf Fortress made over $7 million in January

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AMD reveal prices and availability for Ryzen 7000X3D CPU series

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New Humble Bundle celebrates Black Creators and Characters

To go along with Black History Month, the folks at Humble Bundle have put up a bundle of games to celebrate Black Creators and Characters.

Big new Stable Update for Steam Deck and Desktop Steam

Valve has today released a major update for the Steam client on Steam Deck and for Desktop users too. Here's what's new.

These were the most popular Steam Deck games for January 2023

Valve has done their monthly thing, giving out a list of what was the most played games on Steam Deck through January 2023.

Ubisoft just broke their games on Linux desktop and Steam Deck

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Proton Hotfix improves Dead Space, Proton Experimental tweak for Tiny Tina's Wonderland

Valve has released an update to two different versions of their Windows compatibility layer for Linux desktop and Steam Deck with Proton Hotfix and…

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past gets a reverse-engineered clone

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elementary OS 7 'Horus' is out now with major AppCenter upgrades

elementary OS, probably one of the absolutely slickest looking Linux distributions around, has released version 7 with some major upgrades.

Budgie 10.7 sounds like a great desktop to use on Linux

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Colossal Cave returns from the 1970s in a 3D reimagining

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Inspired by Boulder Dash and Supaplex, Gem Worlds is out now

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SurrounDead looks like a mix of DayZ and Project Zomboid

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Free strategy shooter game Unvanquished v0.54 is out now

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Steam Deck and desktop Beta fix up more on-screen keyboard bugs

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Forspoken gets an update to improve Steam Deck performance

Forspoken has been controversial for quite a lot of a reasons, but also a title many were looking forward to. The release was a bit rough but the…

AMD GPU driver on Linux and Steam Deck to get big improvement on stuttering problems

The work to improve gaming performance on Steam Deck and Linux desktops for AMD GPUs is always ongoing, and it seems we're set for another nice…

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 23: Ready, Set, Go!

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Marvel's Midnight Suns gets an update to help Steam Deck

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a great strategy game from the developer of XCOM, and now it should actually much better on Steam Deck.

Free Minecraft-like game MineClone2 v0.82.0 for Minetest out now

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Slavic fantasy-adventure The End of the Sun gets a demo

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Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory open source project ET: Legacy has a new release

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Adventure puzzler Myst now Steam Deck Verified, will adjust graphics automatically

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Valve fixed up Dead Space on Steam Deck

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Steam Deck and Steam Beta fix on-screen keyboard, Gyro improvements, Linux input fix

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Watch Dogs: Legion from Ubisoft arrives on Steam, playable on Steam Deck

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The new Dead Space is sadly a great big mess on Steam Deck

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Steam Deck now in stock across Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan

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The overlooked gorgeous pixel-art Lila's Sky Ark is now on GOG

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Trackmania heads to Steam and the devs say it's playable on Steam Deck

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Rhythm adventure Hi-Fi RUSH from Tango Gameworks gets a surprise release

Tango Gameworks, developer of The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo, along with publisher Bethesda just stealth released their latest game called…

4A Games release a full Metro Exodus SDK for modders

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Developer of point and click adventure Splittown looking at Linux support

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Might and Magic 6, 7 and 8 get an open source reimplementation with OpenEnroth

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NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 525.47.06 out now

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Lots more EA games get a Steam Deck Playable rating

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