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  • 20:33 UTC (new) (history) 2019-09-30 diff and ignoring lines . . . . Marcin Borkowski One of the most well-known commandline tools is the classical diff program. On my system, it is (of course) the GNU diff, which is a part of the GNU diffutils package. Recently, I found out that GNU diff has an interesting option, -I (or --ignore-matching-lines). You can give it a regex and it will ignore added or deleted lines if they contain a match for this regex. This may be useful in many circumstances.


  • 18:44 UTC (new) (history) 2019-09-23 A comparison between merging and rebasing . . . . Marcin Borkowski Many Git tutorials and howtos discuss the question whether you should merge or rebase your branches on the master branch when ready to include some feature in your code. What they usually do not mention is that rebase may be trickier to perform than merge. Why is that so? Let’s dive in and see.


  • 15:30 UTC (new) (history) 2019-09-16 sponge and other moreutils . . . . Marcin Borkowski GNU coreutils are well-known and loved, especially with pipes (of course!). But what may be slightly less known is the collection of command-line tools called moreutils. As their author says, moreutils is a growing collection of the unix tools that nobody thought to write long ago when unix was young.