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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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Quick Tip: How to Suspend from the Command Line

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If you've ever wondered how to put your Linux machine to sleep from the command line, here's a quick tip how. Now, you may ask, why? Why, when one can just often browse to the shutdown menu or suspend icon in your favourite desktop environment and click with the mouse? Because we can! Plus, there's…

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Tweaking uniq -c

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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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Quick - what time is it in Singapore?

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If you want to know the local time around the world, Linux has options ranging from plain to gorgeous. The plainest one is the tzselect command, which offers choices in a terminal that lead you to the local time in a single region. Middling-pretty is gworldclock, a little GUI window that can be…

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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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How to tidy copied PDF text with a CoPa script

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The image below shows a small, demonstration PDF: When I highlight the text in the PDF, only the paragraphs and their internal spaces go to the X, or primary clipboard: When I middle-click-paste from the primary clipboard into a text editor, each line of text in the PDF appears on a new line,…

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Quick Tip: Mount DVD to Fix Playback Issues

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Popped in a DVD on your Linux box and started playing the disc directly, only to encounter weird playback issues such as stuttering, skipping or even flat-out stopping? It's a strange, hard to explain issue, but the fix is often quite simple. I believe this is mostly with encrypted, copy-protected…

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Sorting numbers inside text strings

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I have a script that compiles and sorts museum collection data. One of the data fields is for museum registration codes, and a plain sort doesn't understand that humans expect "KS.99", for example, to come before "KS.100": My script instead uses the magic "-V" option…

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Freeing an HP Chromebook 11 with Arch Linux ARM

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A few years ago I acquired an HP Chromebook 11, which I talked about in an article on this site at that time. I talked about how I ran Linux software side-by-side with Chrome OS thanks to the likes of Crouton. Since then, the machine has had some basic use, and rather ironically, used as an offline…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel

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For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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SDL 2.0.6 released, introduces Vulkan support

Tags: Toolkit, VulkanThe cross-platform development library has seen the release of its latest version. Quite a few exciting changes this time…

Friday Livestream with Samsai at 5 PM UTC!

Tags: LivestreamWoo! It's Friday again and that means it's time to warm up the CPU cores and prime the GPU for some Friday Livestream action! Once…

Wine Staging 2.17 is out with more Direct3D11 features fixing issues in The Witcher 3, Overwatch and more

Tags: WineWine Staging 2.17 is another exciting release, which includes more Direct3D11 features which fixes issues with The Witcher 3, Overwatch and…

Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D. from former Valve worker should hopefully come to Linux

Tags: Mod, SteamHalf-Life: C.A.G.E.D. [Steam] is a mod from former Valve worker Cayle George, it's a short prison escape and it should be coming to…

Auto Age: Standoff, a colourful car combat game may come to Linux

Tags: Action, Steam, Indie GameAuto Age: Standoff [Steam] looks like a rather vibrant car combat game and it could see a Linux release with enough…

There's a trailer for the Albion Online 'Joseph' update, plus more Arena Mode information

Tags: MMO, Indie GameAlbion Online is going to get a bit bigger next week, with the release of the Joseph expansion. We have a new trailer and more…

xoEl Empire, a puzzle game that's just utterly weird is on Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Puzzle, ReviewA little overdue, but I took a look at xoEl Empire [Steam] as the developer sent in a copy. This puzzle game…

Outlast Deluxe Edition is currently free on the Humble Store

Tags: Free Game, HorrorStill don't own Outlast? Outlast Deluxe Edition is currently going for nothing on the Humble Store and it supports Linux. …

RUINER is reconfirmed for Linux once again

Tags: Steam, ActionAfter the stupidly confusing mixed messages about the Linux version of RUINER [Steam, Official Site], the developer has now…

Organics sighted, marking for destruction - Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn released along with a free patch

Tags: DLC, Steam, StrategyWant to play Stellaris [Steam, Paradox Store] as a robotic civilization? Your time is now! Rise up and overthrow those…

GPUVis, an open source Linux GPU profiler similar to GPUView

Tags: Open SourceIt seems Valve have been busy. GPUVis is a Linux GPU profiler similar to GPUView on Windows. It's supposed to help track down Linux…

There's so many Linux games on sale right now, it's a good time if you're skint

Tags: Game SaleSuffering from a lack of funds and games? The good news is that there's a lot of games on sale. The bad news? You're going to be even…

The Journey Down: Chapter Three has officially launched to conclude the series

Tags: Steam, Point & Click, Adventure, Indie Game, GOGThe Journey Down: Chapter Three [GOG, Steam, Official Site], a classic point-and-click saga…

Quantum Replica, a game of fast-paced stealth and metroidvania action releases for Linux next year

Tags: Action, Steam, Stealth, Coming SoonQuantum Replica [Steam], another game from publisher 1C Company, who've teamed up with developer ON3D will…

Post apocalyptic open-world survival game 'Ashworld' launches on Steam

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Survival, Open World, ActionAshworld [Official Site] is the latest game from indie developer Orangepixel. It's a post…