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Message 40 of 71 (894843)
05-30-2022 10:13 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by Theodoric
05-30-2022 9:46 PM


Re: My Imaging Computer Died Yesterday
But since I became a kept man 20 years ago I have bought pre-made.
In the late 90's I took our junior college's series of UNIX courses, which of course included networking and TCP/IP. A fellow student was divorced. In his house he had set up a local network of servers. Because he could, which was because he didn't have to break everything back down and stow it all the time and then have to pull it out and set it up again for an hour or two of use.
Which is how most would have to do it to keep a wife happy. For example, in one house the only space I had to do any work in was about one square foot of the corner of a table. Instead, I had to use the dining table to work at, but put everything away for meals. At least when I got a home computer I could set it up permanently at its own table.

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Message 46 of 71 (894883)
05-31-2022 1:50 PM
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05-31-2022 1:05 PM


Re: Linux!!!
The best thing on my Windows box was my UNIX utilities. Until Win10 went to 64 bits and don't allow them (or any other 16-bit programs) to run. When Windows screwed up its search utility (worked great and saved me many times up to XP, but wouldn't work starting with Win7) it was grep that kept me sane.
Most of my writing is text using a third party editor, Note Tab Pro. I only use Word for a few things, like forms I've created and my study notes for Russian. I remember from a C programming forum I mentored on someone getting errors on a short program that looked fine ... except there was something odd about that double quote symbol. It turned out that he had written the source code in a word processor, so I advised him to never do that again but rather always use a text editor for coding. On my brother-in-law's eMac, I was surprised to find a text editor, but I had to dig really deep to find it. When I mentioned it to him, he couldn't begin to imagine why anyone would need one (he's a PhD).
One of my first word processors was WordPerfect which I loved and sorely miss. You could go into reveal mode and see the embedded formatting codes and even edit them directly to fix any problem. You cannot do that in Word.

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Message 48 of 71 (894889)
05-31-2022 2:58 PM
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05-31-2022 2:51 PM


Re: Linux!!!
I learned grep as being the ed command for global/regular expression/print.
And awk was named for its creators: Aho, Weinstein, and Kernighan.

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Message 50 of 71 (894895)
05-31-2022 5:01 PM
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05-31-2022 4:43 PM


Re: Linux!!!
I actually had to look up creat(). It looks like a version of open() that just creates a file. So the name is a slightly abbreviated form of "create".
I programmed in C for nearly 30 years and never used creat(), so I didn't even remember it.

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