Rudimentary Parsing with Idiomatic POSIX Shell
Example-driven tutorial on the versatile read(1)-while loop.
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
How I Merged 36 Spreadsheets In 2 Minutes—LibreOffice on the Command-Line
A brief anecdote in which I use a spreadsheet application to manipulate lots of spreadsheets without actually opening any spreadsheets.
Saturday, 28 March 2020
The Vim-Inspired Editor with a Linguistic Twist
A Vim convert’s commentary on Kakoune, the selection-oriented editor focused on interactivity and incremental results—or mawww’s experiment for a better code editor.
Friday, 6 September 2019
Guide to Installing the rc Shell with Line-Editing in Linux
How to compile and install Byron Rakitzis’ reimplementation of the rc shell from Plan 9—an expressive and thoughtfully designed alternative to the ubiquitous Bourne-compatible shells of today.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019