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  • 10:07 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2021-01-25 Generating consecutive dates in Unix shell . . . . You don't need the grep, just use the output formatting in date: for d in `seq 0 7 36`; do date -d "2020-01-05 $d days" +"%A%t%d-%m-%Y"; done . . .
  • 08:06 UTC (new) (history) 2021-02-01 Copying symlink targets in Dired . . . . mbork I have a short but pretty useful tip today for everyone who uses Dired as their main file manager (which I do, of course). When copying symlinks using dired-do-copy (bound to C by default), Dired copies them as symlinks. Giving a prefix argument of C-u makes dired-do-copy dereference the symlink first.


  • 11:26 UTC (new) (history) 2021-01-25 Generating consecutive dates in Unix shell . . . . mbork It is no surprise for any regular reader that I have a kind of love-hate relationship with the shell. Bash is one of the most terrible languages out there, but sometimes writing a short shell snippet is just handy. This was the case some time ago, when I wanted to loop over several dates.


  • 19:08 UTC (new) (history) 2021-01-17 Królowa Magnolii I . . . . mbork No to dzisiaj coś z zupełnie innej beczki. Kilka dni temu skończyłem czytać tom I Królowej Magnolii Marty Marii Dobrzyńskiej. Najkrótsza recenzja, jaką potrafię napisać, ma trzy litery. Wow.


  • 15:09 UTC (new) (history) 2021-01-11 Deleting last entry from the kill ring . . . . mbork The Emacs’ kill ring is a brilliant and extremely useful concept. It has some drawbacks, too, though. Probably the biggest one is that the entries there persist for quite some time. This is, after all, what it’s for – but sometimes you explicitly want some entry to disappear. This is of course the case when you have some password or a similar thing you copy to e.g. config files.