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Nice and Quiet

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Sometimes a quiet day or two is just fine. No bad storms, no asteroid collision, no interesting tech news, just dull mediocrity. Yes, there's been some Linux Distro releases, and Apple product announcements, but nothing to lose any sleep over. There's no real reason to upgrade to a new laptop, no real need to update my iPhone, there's really nothing going on to get all worked up about, and that's not so bad. I can hold onto my wallet for a while, because I can't think of anything new recently announced that I really feel like I'm missing out on. That's good for me, but probably no so great for the industry. Too much excitement can sometimes cause real interesting news to get lost in a wave of noise. It's all perception. If you're actively looking and waiting for a particular hardware ...

Sort

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The command sort is used to sort files line by line.  Lines starting with a number go first. Lines that come next in order go alphabetical with uppercase letters appearing before lowercase ones. Use cat to create "testsort" for the example. ~/Test>cat testsort A line 1 a line 2 8 line 3 line 4 5 line 5 ~/Test>sort testsort 5 line 5 8 line 3 A line 1 a line 2 line 4 R sorts by using a random hash of keys ~/Test>sort -R testsorta line 25 line 5A line 18 line 3line 4 ~/Test>sort -R testsort5 line 5A line 1a line 2line 48 line 3

Egrep & Fgrep

Recent Posts, Blog, Linux, Tech Tips
EGREP:             The Command egrep is the same as running grep –E. egrep is used to search for a pattern using extended regular expressions. Terry@f:~/FinderDing>cat testsort A line 1 a line 2 8 line 3 line 4 5 line 5 Terry@f:~/FinderDing>egrep '^[a-zA-Z]' testsort A line 1 a line 2 line 4 *Show lines that start with a letter from alphabet Terry@f:~/FinderDing>cat html <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <h1>My First Heading</h1> <p>My first paragraph.</p> </body> </html> Terry@f:~/FinderDing>egrep "My|first" html <h1>My First Heading</h1> <p>My first paragraph.</p> `*Find lines with pattern My first from html file FGREP: The command fgrep is the same as running grep –F. The Command searches for fixed character strings in a...

Forward Thinking?

Linux, Recent Posts, Software, Windows
I had a whole blog post written about using WMIC.exe for anyone still stuck with supporting a Windows 7 OS machine.It’s a handy little command-line tool for gathering information-about your system, but then I started thinking “this is so backward thinking!” Who still uses Windows 7 in 2019?We should be “forward thinking”and realize that nobody’s still using Windows 7 anymore.Extended support even vaporizes next January for any stragglers out there. Yeah this was probably going to be a bad idea. You could play around with WMIC.exe on Windows 10, but why? I still can’t believe Windows 10 is Microsoft flagship name even though it will be 2020 in less than seven months.Of course I’m just kidding, I know a lot of corporate staff is still lugging old tired Windows 7 laptops around.  Maybe ...

Focus, Focus, Focus

Blog, Linux
We begin a new year, with a new focus, or shall we say a re-focus on working smarter, more efficiently, more productive, more economically, and hopefully with less stress. If you’re still using Windows 7, then make note that the support clock may be winding down. If you’re using Windows 10, then you may be looking forward to the possible Spring update, or not.I’ll most likely continue working with Windows when absolutely necessary, but Linux based objectives should remain my main focus.As noted in early posts, I remain a big fan of Lenovo laptops (mostly older models) - which really shine once you dump the Installed OS and install an up to date version of Linux.It's possible that some people are not overly excited about using older, less powerful hardware, but once you find the Linux Dist...