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Blog by Gregory Chamberlain.

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Posts

  1. Rudimentary Parsing with Idiomatic POSIX Shell

    Example-driven tutorial on the versatile read(1)-while loop.

    Tuesday, 8 September 2020

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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