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Finding unmatched braces (brackets)

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Recently I was checking for unmatched braces in a big text file with nearly half a million lines (300+ MB). Was there a closing brace for every opening brace? The text file was called 'beetle' and was actually a tab-separated table with each line divided into 77 fields. What I wanted to do was find…

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How to use flags in AWK

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Flags in AWK are variables which are set to either true or false. They're handy for defining ranges over which AWK can act, as shown below. The AWK used here is GNU AWK 4.1.1 (gawk 4). Sometimes flags aren't needed I'll demonstrate with a simple text file called demo, which has 6 lines with 3…

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Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

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Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line. …

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Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods

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Swapping the rows and columns in a table on the command line would seem to be a fairly easy thing to do. For example, with this tab-separated table (called 'tabbed') as input: get this tab-separated table ('swapped') as output: Datamash Transposing rows and columns is indeed easy if you have the…

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Steel, Password Managing the CLI Way

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One thing that's probably obvious to anyone who's read more than a few Linux Rain articles is that we appreciate the CLI (command-line interface). Graphical programs and utilities are great and there are some fantastic examples of those out there, not to mention new ones being created all the time.…

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Kill Commands

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On Linux systems, numerous users often come across a program or process that locks-up. The user will usually kill the software if the system does not do it first. Users may be familiar with some of the kill commands and signals, but does anyone understand all of them? There are four common kill…

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NVMe Power-Savings Support Is Coming For Linux

Phoronix: The Linux kernel to now hasn't provided proper support for NVMe power-savings via APST, Autonomous Power State Transitions, but it's coming.

The Voicemail Scam Spam Campaign Never Got Past OpenBSD Greylisting

bsdly: we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages

Red Hat CEO: Taking Open Source Beyond the Data Center

When Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst spoke at LinuxCon last week, he hardly mentioned RHEL or the company's stack.

Qt Creator 4.1 Brings Editor Improvements, Better CMake Support, and New Themes

 softpedia: Talking about editors, Qt Creator's built-in text editor receives improvements to automatic inserting and skipping of characters, as well as of quotes and brackets.

Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games

There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

Premier Healthcare CIO: Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to cloud

Cloud considerations when compliance and regulatory oversight are part of your business

How to Install MongoDB in Linux

A step by step guide about how to install MongoDB in Debian, CentOS, openSUSE, Ubuntu.

You don't need a green thumb with this open source farming robot

FarmBot is a robotic open hardware system that assists anyone with a small plot of land and a desire to grow food.

KaOS Linux - One Of The Best KDE Distros

KaOS Linux remains one of the most aesthetically pleasing Linux distros around sporting the beautiful KDE desktop environment.

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Kingdom Rush Frontiers is now available on Linux

Tags:Tower Defence,Strategy,SteamKingdom Rush Frontiers the latest Tower Defence game from Ironhide Game Studio has just released for Linux! This…

Vanguard Princess, a popular 2D fighting game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,Action Fighting games are in short supply on Linux, so Vanguard Princess has come along to help fill the void for us. A few…

Hot Lava announced by Klei Entertainment, Linux support is planned

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie Game,SteamKlei Entertainment have announced their next game titled 'Hot Lava'. They are already planning a…

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor has been cancelled and refunds are being offered

Tags:Early Access,Editorial,Steam Well I didn't see this coming at all, I got told in our IRC moments ago that In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor…

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming

Tags:SteamOS,EditorialI have been debating whether to write this up for a while, but here I am. I have completely ditched SteamOS in favour of Ubuntu…

Agenda, control an organization trying to take over the world in this strategy game

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,StrategyAgenda is a rather cool sounding strategy game where you're trying to take over the world. It's due to…

Sunless Sea expansion Zubmariner releases on October 11th with Linux support

Tags:Survival,Steam,GOG,DLC,Coming SoonSunless Sea is about to get bigger, as Zubmariner has been confirmed for release on October 11th with Linux…

Heart&Slash is another new release that's sadly broken on Linux

Tags:Steam,Adventure,ActionHeart&Slash is a very cool looking action and adventure game, but sadly I can't even tell you if it's any good as it…

The Girl and the Robot, a third-person action adventure game released for Linux, sadly buggy

Tags:Action,Adventure,Initial Thoughts,SteamA brand new third-person action adventure game is now available on Linux. Some of the people who made The…

Stellaris 1.3 patch 'Heinlein' will overhaul Fallen Empires in an awesome way, also new DLC info

Tags:Strategy,Steam,DLC,Coming SoonStellaris 1.3 code-named 'Heinlein' is shaping up to be a pretty big update, and they are re-working Fallen…

Speculation: It's looking like Rocket League may finally arrive on Linux in September

Tags:Sports,Editorial,Coming SoonRocket League is way overdue, we all know that, but honestly I am fully expecting it to arrive with the patch due in…

There are a couple of excellent games for only 1 USD at Bundle Stars, not long left to grab them

Tags:Game SaleBundle Stars is having another interesting sale, where several games can be purchased for only 1 USD (70-80p). Since not all of them…

The Curious Expedition to release in full on September 2nd with Linux support

Tags:Steam,Simulation,RoguelikeThe Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century, it is soon to leave Early…

Atom Zombie Smasher is being updated, Linux version to finally come to Steam

Tags:Zombies,Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Coming SoonAtom Zombie Smasher came to Linux a long time ago, but the Linux version never did make it to…

Travel a dying world in The Final Station, Linux version confirmed

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Indie Game,Simulation,Steam,SurvivalI love indie games, as they tend to do gameplay larger studios won't touch. The Final…