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  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(19-11-2021, 02:03 AM)seninha Wrote: You can find the source code of the book (and the book itself, in pdf format) here: https://github.com/phillbush/catb-mb I really want to dig through all that. I...
movq Programming On Unix 380 149,332 21-11-2021, 02:40 PM
  Thread: rm -i
Post: RE: rm -i

(21-11-2021, 08:18 AM)venam Wrote: When I want to override and alias, I prepend it with "command". So maybe you could try: `command rm -r`. There’s also the super intuitive and totally obvious versi...
movq BSD 7 256 21-11-2021, 02:34 PM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

What I want from a server system: Minimal default installation, stability, good upgrade paths. Switched to OpenBSD for my servers a while back. I love it because it’s a no-nonsense system (i.e., sens...
movq GNU/Linux 16 1,669 21-11-2021, 02:31 PM
  Thread: Nixers.net Conf 2021
Post: RE: Nixers.net Conf 2021

Nice! Pretty sure I’ll be able to attend this time. :-)
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 3,480 27-09-2021, 12:08 PM
  Thread: UNIX Diary
Post: RE: UNIX Diary

Dear UNIX diary, today I’m angry with you. I have a cronjob that runs `lsblk -S` and pipes it to `awk`. `awk` then matches some of the fields: It only prints those lines where the `TYPE` column is `...
movq Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 186 108,844 27-09-2021, 11:56 AM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(10-07-2021, 02:14 PM)phillbush Wrote: Did you use another font as base or did you create the glyphs from scratch?Bit of both. The font was technically created from scratch, but I did a lot of work ...
movq Programming On Unix 380 149,332 10-07-2021, 02:33 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

Something silly: Yet another font. 7x15 is the perfect size for my screen. Sadly, there are very few fonts in that size. It’s usually 8x16 or 6x14 or something like that. So it’s either too big or to...
movq Programming On Unix 380 149,332 10-07-2021, 12:49 PM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

Today is the last day of my TTY week. It was very smooth this time. (My last TTY week was in 2016.) The big difference compared to last time was my usage of GPM, the mouse server. elinks is a GPM cli...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,761 30-06-2021, 11:06 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

Oh, right, keyboard layout! I have a custom(ized) layout, too, and it's the same on TTY as in X11: https://uninformativ.de/git/keyboard-layouts-3000 There's lots of german comments, sorry, many eve...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,761 27-06-2021, 01:01 PM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

Yesterday was my first day and it was already pretty interesting. Found out that GPM isn't just a daemon that runs in the background and lets you copy and paste text. It's also a mouse server that you...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,761 26-06-2021, 01:59 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

(24-06-2021, 03:39 AM)venam Wrote: GPMAhh, GPM, haven’t used that in ages. This will be the perfect opportunity to give it another shot and learn more about it.
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,761 24-06-2021, 11:37 AM
  Thread: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: A Week of Trial [June Events 2021]

I’d love to do a week of Win 3.11 or OS/2 Warp 4 (edit: okay, there is a slight chance that there’s some software out that for OS/2 that still works reasonably, but I really am too lazy to hunt that d...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 22 1,761 20-06-2021, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

Let’s quickly talk about background music of the final video: I see users with bright or bright-ish themes and users with dark ones. Maybe we could use some music that fits those themes.For the brigh...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 3,653 04-06-2021, 04:19 PM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

(03-06-2021, 10:12 AM)phillbush Wrote: Here's my video (the file will self-destruct in one month)Does your video end prematurely? It stops in the middle of the posting on the forum. :o
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 3,653 04-06-2021, 09:39 AM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

Decided to make a video after all: https://movq.de/v/644d98f311/2021-nixers...-movq.webm (This link will expire in one year.) As suggested by humky, a list of the stuff used: - OS: Arch Linux - Wi...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 3,653 03-06-2021, 03:32 AM
  Thread: UNIX Diary
Post: RE: UNIX Diary

Dear UNIX diary, today, I had fun with file descriptor flags at work. I had a Python script that failed with `EAGAIN` while doing a `print()` on `stdout`. Say what? Looking at `write(2)`, we can se...
movq Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 186 108,844 28-05-2021, 03:18 PM
  Thread: The June Events
Post: RE: The June Events

Lol, I haven’t changed my workflow at all since last time. Time flies. The terminals are grey-on-black again, but that’s it. So, I guess, I’ll pass on that. But I can happily donate some CPU time and...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 10 4,186 12-05-2021, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Most automaton-friendly OS/Distro?
Post: RE: Most automaton-friendly OS/Distro?

Depends on how you look at it. Systems that don’t try to hold your hand all the time are “automation friendly”, I think. With those systems, you can install a package (meaning: download a tarball and...
movq Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 4 623 12-05-2021, 10:36 AM
  Thread: The Hosting Thread
Post: RE: The Hosting Thread

(20-04-2021, 04:45 PM)sth Wrote: i'd pay another $15 for an IP if they'd let meAs for email: Yeah, if it’s from a separate pool of IPs, then I’d consider it as well. I mean, it doesn’t really ma...
movq Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 9 1,104 21-04-2021, 11:34 AM
  Thread: The Hosting Thread
Post: RE: The Hosting Thread

I run several VPS boxes at https://www.netcup.de/. That includes my web pages, gopher, mail, Matrix for our family, IRC server for me and a friend, a little DNS server for dynamic names, and probably ...
movq Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 9 1,104 20-04-2021, 03:48 PM
  Thread: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge
Post: RE: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge

(12-04-2021, 02:35 PM)mort Wrote: I don't know whether this is technically correct according to POSIX or not, but it doesn't work in ZSH. In ZSH, "test/.*" is an error if there are no hidden files i...
movq Programming On Unix 15 1,405 13-04-2021, 03:34 PM
  Thread: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge
Post: RE: POSIX Shell Programming Challenge

How about that: Code:for i in test/* test/.* do     if ! [ -e "$i" ]     then         continue    &n...
movq Programming On Unix 15 1,405 12-04-2021, 10:49 AM
  Thread: Favourite Scripting Languages
Post: RE: Favourite Scripting Languages

Nobody mentioned Tcl yet? I saw it being mentioned as “what the shell should have been”. I’ve never really learned it, maybe I should?
movq Programming On Unix 13 1,424 11-04-2021, 02:28 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

(10-04-2021, 06:06 AM)venam Wrote: it's through these countless and different extensions that we find useful functionality. Though, I guess they aren't standard and so that makes them non-portable. ...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 1,880 11-04-2021, 01:56 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

7 XDG shell basics So far, we’ve dealt with “display server stuff”, now we’re entering the realm of “window management”. So, an `xdg_surface` is a `wl_surface` with the additional meaning of “this i...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 1,880 03-04-2021, 02:42 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

4 The Wayland display Alright, so the “display” is the “core” object that everything hinges on? (Much like a display in X11.) It provides access to the “registry”, which you can use to allocate or re...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 1,880 27-03-2021, 11:54 AM
  Thread: Bitmap fonts (PCF/BDF) support with Pango
Post: RE: Bitmap fonts (PCF/BDF) support with Pango

(23-09-2020, 10:40 AM)movq Wrote: I hope to find a proper solution for this one day … I have. Sort of. Actually, it’s worse now. Kind of. fontforge introduces a “line gap” of 2 pixels. My BDF files...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 2 1,954 25-03-2021, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

(21-03-2021, 03:45 AM)movq Wrote: 2.4: Atomicity. That, of course, complicates things. For example, this blog post of Drew mentions (in the footnotes) a common scenario in sway: Changing the tiling ...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 1,880 23-03-2021, 01:51 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #3: The Wayland Book

Whoops, I somehow thought it said “Sunday”, not “Saturday”. Are we doing 1-3 or 1-4? Here’s 1-3, which were rather basic I think, and I got 4 ready where we finally write some code. 1 Introduction ...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 14 1,880 21-03-2021, 03:45 AM
  Thread: ffmpeg script to convert files
Post: RE: ffmpeg script to convert files

(15-03-2021, 03:00 AM)s0kx Wrote: I haven't actually played with ffmpeg before, but I'll assume that the command you provided is correct.Now that you mention it, I’m not sure if that’s really what h...
movq Programming On Unix 6 795 15-03-2021, 03:15 AM
  Thread: ffmpeg script to convert files
Post: RE: ffmpeg script to convert files

You just add the other types to the `for` loop. :) And for removing, well, use `rm`. Code:#!/bin/bash for i in *.mkv *.webm; do     ffmpeg -i "$i" -codec copy "${i%.*}.mp4"    ...
movq Programming On Unix 6 795 15-03-2021, 02:59 AM
  Thread: What are simple Operating System in these days?
Post: RE: What are simple Operating System in these days...

In the Linux world, I'd go with Alpine or Void, and OpenBSD for non-Linux adventures. OpenBSD is certainly way simpler than Linux. They focus on security, but it often also results in simpler code as...
movq Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 12 1,644 12-03-2021, 04:07 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #2

I am very much interested in the Wayland book. With X.org slowly becoming abandonware, we’ll probably be forced to switch soon-ish, so I’d like to know what lies ahead. Also, well, X11 does have a lot...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 814 11-03-2021, 04:40 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(11-03-2021, 10:01 AM)phillbush Wrote: which I blatantly stole from katriawm How dare you! ;) I obviously like this screenshot. :>
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,702 931,847 11-03-2021, 04:24 PM
  Thread: Sci-fi and Futurism
Post: RE: Sci-fi and Futurism

(16-02-2021, 11:19 PM)stratex Wrote: Unfortunately it is not in English.What language is it in? Can you link it anyway? :)
movq Off topic 13 2,285 22-02-2021, 08:39 AM
  Thread: window manager development thread
Post: RE: window manager development thread

(21-02-2021, 10:57 PM)phillbush Wrote: I just had a bad time trying to draw into borders. I thought the 0,0 position of the border was its top left corner, but it actually coincides with the 0,0 ori...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 1,793 22-02-2021, 08:37 AM
  Thread: Your Audio Setup
Post: RE: Your Audio Setup

(09-02-2021, 01:30 PM)venam Wrote: load-module module-virtual-sinkDo you know if there’s a comprehensive documentation on this module? Or the standard PA modules in general? I know of this page: h...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 5 1,044 10-02-2021, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Your Audio Setup
Post: RE: Your Audio Setup

(08-02-2021, 03:37 AM)venam Wrote: I recently wrote a summaryA “summary”! 😂 That’s an awesome in-depth article that could show up in a book, my guy. I use PulseAudio and Jack. PA has features that...
movq Desktop Customization & Workflow 5 1,044 09-02-2021, 01:06 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

I have a little catching up to do, but I have to say, this is a very strange book. The authors really hate Unix. Yeah. So much that I have a little bit of trouble understanding what they’re talking a...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 3,397 09-02-2021, 12:14 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #2: The UNIX-HATERS Ha...

Whoop, let’s get this started! :)
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 24 3,397 19-01-2021, 03:48 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book

(11-01-2021, 03:37 AM)venam Wrote: I'd personally go for The UNIX Haters Handbook because I've never read it thoroughly, always skimmed through it. Same here. So, another +1 from me for that book. ...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 5 1,051 16-01-2021, 05:30 AM
  Thread: twtxt
Post: RE: twtxt

Well, I’m still using twtxt. I have to say: twtxt would be confusing as heck if it wasn’t for twtxt.net’s hash extension: https://dev.twtxt.net/doc/twthashextension.html This allows for basic threa...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 51 10,906 12-01-2021, 06:05 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programming Environment
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programmi...

Alright, here are my notes: Quote:Users talk about the logical components of a document … instead of sizes, fonts, and positions. And yet to this day, users don’t do that. Not even (most) manpages (...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 44 6,679 10-01-2021, 12:16 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programming Environment
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programmi...

Hmmm, I found an old repo of mine from 2010 where I implemented hoc. Well, hoc1, that is. And then I stopped. For some reason, this chapter never really sparked a lot of interest in me, apparently. O...
movq Community & Forums Related Discussions 44 6,679 04-01-2021, 03:02 AM
  Thread: showing system's health on /dev/tty1
Post: RE: showing system's health on /dev/tty1

I once saw someone give a talk on how hard “tail -f” is and how it is/was broken on several OSes. Not sure if doing that is a lot of fun. (I can’t find that talk anymore, instead YouTube is full of “t...
movq GNU/Linux 5 1,373 23-12-2020, 04:25 AM