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AV-Test Deems Windows Security Essentials "Very Good"

seaturnip Re:Microsoft Hate (318 comments)

A shell that uses objects is asinine. It looks like a bunch of java idiots tried to make a shell. If I wanted objects I would use a programming language, this is supposed to be scripting.

What's asinine is dealing with a bunch of text parsing BS every time I want to pipe some simple data from one program to another. Code to deal with spaces and weird symbols, to convert between hexadecimal and integers and comma-filled integers, to exclude header and footer lines. It wastes a lot of time and makes my scripts failure-prone. I'm speaking as somebody who has a lot of Unix experience and has barely used Powershell, so I don't know how Powershell stacks up in practice, but it's clear to me that an object system is superior in principle.

more than 5 years ago
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Startup Threatened Into Settling Over Hyperlinking

seaturnip Re:Googlebomb anyone? (333 comments)

You can't googlebomb from Slashdot comments. Take a look at the HTML source: every link is marked rel="nofollow", which tells search engines to ignore it. Most websites that allow any random user to post links include this tag as an anti-spam measure.

more than 5 years ago
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The In-Progress Plot To Kill Google

seaturnip Re:conspiracy theories (234 comments)

If you want those automatic emails out of sight, you can check the boxes in your filter to both label and archive (and perhaps mark as read). Then your labels will work very similarly to folders except for not being mutually exclusive.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

seaturnip Re:detach != dtach (2362 comments)

Ah, I should've actually visited your link instead of assuming you made a typo, sorry.

about 6 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

seaturnip Re:bang dollar (2362 comments)

I prefer to use alt-. instead (in bash).

about 6 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

seaturnip Re:detach (2362 comments)

nohup can't take input and dumps stdout to a file, whereas dtach is more of a screen replacement without the complexity. It attaches the program to a virtual terminal, which you can leave and reattach to at will (including from many terminals at once).

about 6 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

seaturnip Re:use command history effectively (2362 comments)

From my .bashrc:

# Reminder: C-R to search history, alt-. to have last argument of last command
export HISTFILESIZE=1000000 # large total history limit
export HISTSIZE=1000000 # large bash instance history limit
export HISTCONTROL=ignoredups # ignore consecutive dups
shopt -s histappend # merge together history of different bash instances
PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a" # immediately save each command to history file

about 6 years ago

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