Programming related to Linux, like bash scripts.
Some years ago I decided that I needed backups. Our systems are more fragile than we tend to think; hardware break downs, hard disks failures, laptop thefts, accidents, software malfunctions or user errors can strip us of our precious data. By data I mean both things we can’t afford to lose (like your work files or photographs) or things it would take a great amount of time to replace (like your OS installation along with a ton of custom settings). I tried to think of a backup policy that would work for me, an advanced user. I knew I wanted something that would be easy to access, like a copy of an original directory and maybe versions, so I can return my files to a...Read More
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My site is implemented in wordpress. I use the very nice atahualpa theme from bytesforall and a special plugin for multilingual websites, xLanguage from Sam Wong. Multilingual support is very important for many people and I hope wordpress will support directly multilingual sites in the future. Currently xLanguage is the best approach in my opinion and I have tried most -if not all- multilingual wordpress plugins. Of course nothing is perfect and the atahualpa and xLanguage combination do not escape from this rule. There are some small problems when you use them together, some titles (widget titles for example) do not get translated. The fix is considered simple but if...Read More
There is some material I want to upload to the site eventually. I will begin with musearch, a bash script useful to Gentoo Linux users. musearch lets you search for an ebuild and then displays it’s USE flags along with their description. It can be considered as a CLI interface to Mike Valstar’s site gentoo-portage.com. musearch uses portage (emerge), esearch or eix to search for an ebuild by name or by name and description. Then, provided the results aren’t too many (we don’t want to cause unnecessary traffic to gentoo-portage.com), connects to Mike Valstar’s website and downloads the USE flag descriptions for each result, formats them in a...Read More