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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 2

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In part 1 of this article I showed how I used AWK on the command line to work up daily rainfall data for my home town, Ulverstone in Tasmania. I wasn't ready to analyse the data, because there were quite a few missing-data days. Some were part of accumulated-total series, where the rainfall total…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 1

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AWK is my tool of choice for processing plain-text data, so when I wanted to look closely at daily rainfall data for my home town, I fired up a terminal. In this two-part article I explain how the rainfall data were beaten into shape, mainly with AWK, so I could do my analysis. The commands shown…

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BASH a block of bytes

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I was preparing a slide presentation and wanted to show a block of random 8-bit bytes, like this: Naturally I didn't just type out that block of text on a slide, which would have taken maybe 10 minutes, or copy and modify some byte-text I found online. Of course not. Instead I spent hours dreaming…

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How to build and edit LibreOffice dictionaries

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When writing or editing scientific-type text in LibreOffice Writer, I rely a lot on its spellchecker. Unfortunately, the scientific terms I'd like to check aren't in the default dictionaries behind LibreOffice's spellchecking routine. There are two ways out of this dilemma. The first is to deal…

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Here's how GNOME Shell can look like Ubuntu Unity

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With the recent bombshell that Canonical is quitting the Unity desktop project as well as the overall goals for convergence and returning to GNOME, one can't help but wonder what Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will look like. However, as you will see it is very easy to tweak GNOME to look and feel quite similar…

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The buttons of YAD

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I use the YAD dialog program quite a lot in my shell scripts. Written and maintained by Victor Ananjevksy, YAD is easy to use and has dozens of handy options. In previous Linux Rain articles demonstrating YAD (here, here and here), I used only the default YAD buttons, "Cancel" and…

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Scripting an arithmeticker

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I've just built my own GUI calculator (script below). OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want…

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Compiling Kodi 18 Leia (git) on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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Being a rolling release distribution that touts the ability to have the latest stuff, you'll often find the very latest software in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. In the official repos, anyway. Certain software that is procured from external repositories such as Packman, however, this is not always the case.…

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Tips for tpp and patat

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You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It…

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Getting Realtek 8188EU Wireless Adapters to work in Linux (and possibly other wireless Realtek chipsets!)

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Alright, so, disclaimer. This will likely be most suited for advanced or at least intermediate level Linux users. If you love NetworkManager, look away now, because we're going to obliterate it from the system. Unless, of course, someone works out how to make NetworkManager use the 'wext' driver.…

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LibreOffice 6.2.3 Office Suite Released with More Than 90 Bug Fixes

softpedia: LibreOffice 6.2.3 is here about a month after the release of LibreOffice 6.2.2 to add another layer of bug fixes and improvements

Install The Latest OpenJDK 12, 11 or 8 in Ubuntu, Debian or RHEL Using Zulu OpenJDK Builds

LinuxUprising: Azul Systems provides tested, certified builds of OpenJDK, under the name of Zulu.

Creating SWAP partition using FDISK & FALLOCATE commands

Swap-partition holds the memory which is used in case the physical memory (RAM) is full .

HTTPie - A Modern Command Line HTTP Client For Curl And Wget Alternative

2DayGeek: Learn how to use httpie tool to make CLI interaction with web services.

How To Remove Plank Shadow On Xubuntu?

Plank is a simple dock application that is widely used by Linux users.

How to Generate a Random Number in Linux

Learn how to generate a random number from the Linux command line.

Echo Command in Linux with Examples

 Linuxize: The echo command is one of the most basic and frequently used commands in Linux.

State of enterprise open source: 5 telling stats

EnterprisersProject: How are IT leaders using open source, and what are their future plans?

Minikube: 5 ways IT teams can use it

Minikube lets you run Kubernetes on a laptop or other local machine.

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