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  Thread: Your top 10 commands
Post: RE: Your top 10 commands

Why the hell do you guys use rm(1) so much ?
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 138 20-10-2021, 02:39 PM
  Thread: Making the best CLI programs
Post: RE: Making the best CLI programs

(15-10-2021, 12:49 PM)freem Wrote: This tool (sorry z3bra) also seems to only support power of two units, not power of 10 ones (unit(1) might be able to do that, though, not sure). Haha no problem. ...
z3bra Programming On Unix 31 17,976 17-10-2021, 07:54 AM
  Thread: Your top 10 commands
Post: RE: Your top 10 commands

Holy cow that post was 1 year ago already ! Good retrospective, given that your top command is vim, I'd suggest aliasing it 😉 That's funny to see you use tree rather than ls. isn't it too verbose when...
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 138 15-10-2021, 02:26 AM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

Good idea ! I tried to start a similar thing in the past, but it never caught up… A few links: https://nixers.net/Thread-Nixers-magazine https://github.com/nixers-projects/magazine https://i.imgur....
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 8 188 12-10-2021, 12:13 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

I decided to make my email stack more robust, so I built a secondary mail server to queue up mails in the event that my primary server goes down. Turns out, it's super easy with opensmtp ! I did that ...
z3bra Programming On Unix 373 143,421 01-10-2021, 02:11 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(30-09-2021, 04:36 AM)Ssynicil Wrote: I've been trying to increase my knowledge on computers and have began running linux (more specifically the Ubuntu distribution) through a virtual machine. Prett...
z3bra Programming On Unix 373 143,421 01-10-2021, 02:07 PM
  Thread: window manager development thread
Post: RE: window manager development thread

(13-09-2021, 01:11 AM)seninha Wrote: But it is too slow to redraw the window at every mouse motion... There is another solution: only redraw every once in a while. Mouse motion events occur at a rea...
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 11 1,588 13-09-2021, 08:58 AM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

No idea, I didn't look it up in a while.
z3bra GNU/Linux 12 1,361 10-09-2021, 03:31 AM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

404 ?? shows just fine to me. https://z3bra.org/pm or https://git.z3bra.org/pm (the website is a glorified version of the readme file). I also wish musl had better support !
z3bra GNU/Linux 12 1,361 01-09-2021, 04:31 PM
  Thread: how do you know which tools you (really) use?
Post: RE: how do you know which tools you (really) use?

It's funny that you mention that your "mindmap" looks like a roadmap to create a new distro. In the process of making a distro myself (which I never accomplished btw), I wrote a package manager for my...
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 275 30-08-2021, 03:03 PM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

So I finally managed to do everything I wanted, and get my very own configuration working. There are multiple key points, so I'll list them here: X.org session startup Ubuntu 21.04 ships with GDM3 a...
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 30-08-2021, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Picking a new distribution
Post: RE: Picking a new distribution

Best reason to use Void is to have a fully working musl-based distro in no times, and easy to use. However, last time I tried (probably monthes/a year ago now), a 100% musl distro was painful in some ...
z3bra GNU/Linux 12 1,361 30-08-2021, 11:19 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

Ubuntu default's session is Xorg, but wayland is supported also. I didn't want to "hack" around the distro, that is, leave GDM running, change TTY and login+xinit. If I'm stuck with a distro, I might...
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 30-08-2021, 06:51 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

Window management mostly. And some application launchers that I use (xmenu, sxhkd, dmenu) for which I need the ability to start them when the session starts. In this regard, there are also a lot of th...
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 22-08-2021, 01:34 PM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

Because my usage of a linux distribution goes beyond typing stuff at a shell. The softwares I'm used to is different from what's shipped by default on Ubuntu.
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 22-08-2021, 01:05 PM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

Mmmmh, for me it's my toolbox, and I spend 7+ hours working with it. I just can't convince myself that gnome-shell is the solution to my problems. To "work" on this issue, I decided to install it ahe...
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 08-08-2021, 07:27 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

I wish I had the choice.
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 06-08-2021, 04:48 PM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: How do I Ubuntu ?

Hello folks, This thread will be a little awkward (for me at least!). Next monday, I'll have my work laptop reinstalled under stock Ubuntu 21.04, as per my company's policies. The thing is, I have n...
z3bra GNU/Linux 13 697 06-08-2021, 12:36 PM
  Thread: Backing up and Deploying
Post: RE: Backing up and Deploying

Edit : Removed my whole description, because I'm stupid. I already described my setup last year, in this same thread. Like, 4 posts above… No need to spam redundant info here, sorry for the noise !
z3bra Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 24 11,176 04-08-2021, 08:46 AM
  Thread: Launchers
Post: RE: Launchers

Mostly dmenu, bound to super+x. And I have my most used software launchable via a menu when I click the root window. Back when I ran wio on wayland, I liked that I could just fire up everything from ...
z3bra GNU/Linux 20 8,588 20-07-2021, 03:03 AM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

Yup that's it ! Well done ;)
z3bra Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 173 76,389 05-07-2021, 04:38 AM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

I wish I knew how to record the screen under wayland. Anyway, I don't have much to show off yet as I'm still figuring out how to make a usable wayland desktop. Looking forward to the full vid !
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 3,289 30-06-2021, 10:21 AM
  Thread: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?
Post: RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use?

I use a modified version of the "new azerty" layout (french), created by the AFNOR committee. It's fresh and new, so don't have much adopters (eg, no manufacturer print it yet), but it makes much more...
z3bra Off topic 43 18,796 24-06-2021, 05:05 AM
  Thread: Making the best CLI programs
Post: RE: Making the best CLI programs

(21-06-2021, 06:23 AM)phillbush Wrote: Instead of a -h option for different programs to produce human readable values, use a utility, such as z3bra's human, that converts values from its input into ...
z3bra Programming On Unix 31 17,976 24-06-2021, 04:59 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #3
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Review and next book #3

The Wayland book is IMO the best starting point at understanding how Wayland works. It explains all the concepts of wayland from the ground up, which is extremely valuable. My main problem with it is ...
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 5 723 30-04-2021, 04:49 AM
  Thread: Alternative formats
Post: RE: Alternative formats

It does, but is much more complex than cat(1). If videos where just streams of data, you could simply concatenate them by appending one after the other.
z3bra Unix Related Arts & Image Manipulation Software 14 1,976 09-04-2021, 04:35 AM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

The only argument I have against this technique is password reuse. I do agree that having a long plaintext password is secure enough (eg, a quote from a movie, book extract, …). For it to remain secu...
z3bra Security & Cryptography 52 26,405 18-03-2021, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

(17-03-2021, 12:35 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: Is askpass the same thing as a pinentry-program (set inside ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf ?). From the end-user perspective, yes. When I say "askpass", I don't mean...
z3bra Security & Cryptography 52 26,405 17-03-2021, 11:34 AM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

(10-03-2021, 09:04 PM)Ramiferous Wrote: I'm looking at setting up something like this. Is it considered safe to push an encrypted password-store db to a git repository though? I have been using GNU'...
z3bra Security & Cryptography 52 26,405 16-03-2021, 07:37 PM
  Thread: Password management
Post: RE: Password management

I too have been using safe(1) for the last year, and I love it. Because it feels good to use something you made, but also because I took the time to correctly setup a password management process with ...
z3bra Security & Cryptography 52 26,405 08-12-2020, 06:31 AM
  Thread: How to change the defaut grey bg of apps
Post: RE: How to change the defaut grey bg of apps

You just hope that said software allows for using a different background color than "light black". Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't… Either patch it if you have access to the source, or make "...
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 2 601 04-12-2020, 05:05 AM
  Thread: I want to explain you about pandemiuc
Post: RE: I want to explain you about pandemiuc

Hello woo, Who created you ?
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 908 03-12-2020, 05:40 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

This is indeed pretty useful, but I don't use it as much as the structural regexps and multi-dot changes.
z3bra Programming On Unix 26 4,839 30-11-2020, 11:17 AM
  Thread: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?
Post: RE: Browser options for limited mem/cpu resources?

I don't know lisp, so I can't use it, but the Nyxt seems pretty powerful and well polished.
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 1,352 30-11-2020, 09:10 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

Warning: wall of text ahead ! TL;DR at the end. I've been using vis full-time to replace vim for the last few years, and can't see myself switching back to vim now. I'm convinced vis is more powerful...
z3bra Programming On Unix 26 4,839 30-11-2020, 08:48 AM
  Thread: Plan 9 and derivates
Post: RE: Plan 9 and derivates

(26-11-2020, 03:12 AM)Halfwit Wrote: Again hopefully, they'll allow one to `rcpu` into a Unix/Linux box, and run an Xserver that will draw to plan9's /dev/draw system, using rio's wsys if it's avail...
z3bra Other *nix-like OSes & POSIX related 27 8,426 26-11-2020, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Root user rc files
Post: RE: Root user rc files

The only thing I change for the root user is the /root/.ssh directory, where I push some keys (both private and public) so my backup server can connect to the other servers and run the backup routines...
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 7 1,116 24-11-2020, 06:17 AM
  Thread: Are you a member of any ~tilde's
Post: RE: Are you a member of any ~tilde's

I considered it at some point, but I don't need any web/git/gopher/email hoster, because I host everything myself. For the socialization bit, I joined the IRC channels over there and didn't feel like ...
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 2,246 24-11-2020, 05:28 AM
  Thread: Tiling vs Stacking
Post: RE: Tiling vs Stacking

Been using stacking WM for years now, and I won't go back. Looking into plan9 convinced me that the mouse is not as bad as I though. Resizing windows with the mouse feels more natural, and quick as y...
z3bra Desktop Customization & Workflow 55 20,396 23-11-2020, 06:34 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

Definitely http://www.aosabook.org/en/index.html ! While we sharing books… (OMG THAT HINT!) [Image: http://0x0.st/iRaX.png]
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 63 8,816 23-11-2020, 06:24 AM
  Thread: Tweaking the forum’s night mode
Post: RE: Tweaking the forum’s night mode

Perhaps give a bit more contrast to the gray text ? To be fair, I prefer the "Day mode", so don't take my ideas too seriously ;)
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 3 1,274 23-11-2020, 06:19 AM
  Thread: What are your opinions on "replacement" programs for core utilities
Post: RE: What are your opinions on "replacement" progra...

I think I am too used to the core utils to move away from them. I'm not fond of colors and interactive filters anyway, so I'm fine with keeping them. Their behavior is also more predictable because de...
z3bra Programming On Unix 26 4,839 23-11-2020, 06:13 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

Well done for the previous one ! This one is http://detox.sourceforge.net Here's the next one: [Image: https://0x0.st/i52D.png]
z3bra Community & Forums Related Discussions 63 8,816 17-11-2020, 01:03 PM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

I don't understand anything, yet reply to everyone. Network facing, I use the standard interface. Even daemons have super heroes ! Turned down for performance issues. Does "echo" by myself, sometimes...
z3bra Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 173 76,389 15-11-2020, 07:02 PM
  Thread: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game
Post: RE: The Guess What I'm Talking About Game

Because cat -v has a similar behavior. The "considered harmful" is a reference to cat-v.org.
z3bra Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 173 76,389 15-11-2020, 06:45 PM