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John Robertson

Full Stack DevOp for Linux, Windows.

Location Pelzer, South Carolina USA Joined Joined on  github website twitter website

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Mechanical / Software Engineer at RRCI

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Improve your Linux PC speed with this one command

Depends on your definition of "improve" ;-)

What are your preferred bash aliases?

The next time you are debugging a bash script, give this one ...

Filesystem versus SQLite performance

If you really hate SQL, and I do too, you can use Berkely DB....

System76 review request

I've purchased at least 9 different laptops from System76 ove...

Coming around to SQLite

I've been using SQLite on embedded systems for the last 10 ye...

How to get better at vim?

I've been using Vim for 22 years, and continue to learn new t...

Where is Your Data?

You are correct, thanks for pointing out the oversight. I got...

Where is Your Data?

Incrementing an integer is atomic.

How to make a script to change our background desktop image in every boot in GnuLinux with xfce

Nice write up! I didn't know about xfconf-query ;-)

What do you use for video calls?

Lolz! Still useful for screen sharing ...

Stop using frameworks and libraries

Sometimes the only practical thing to do is leverage a large ...

C/C++ Pointer Alignment Style: A Justification

It's most important to be consistent. I occasionally use GNU ...

What is the best linux distros?

THE BEST is highly subjective ;-) Debian stable is the most...

Bash commands introduction 🧑🏿‍💻

Great start Killian! I began using the Bourne shell 30 years...

Why can't I appreciate C ++ like I appreciate C?

C++ compilers and the standard template library are like heli...

What's the Latest Project You're Working On?

I have several projects going, but the most recent is ban2fai...

New Idea Blocked

Lean how to do it yourself, then implement your idea. I am a ...

Why I'm sort of leaving Linux

Installing various Linux distros definitely loses its charm a...

CLI and Streams

bash++ is a real thing, you know?

Regex isn't that hard

"it is better to build a quick and dirty prototype' Again, th...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

I had already read the article, thanks for sharing. "Expressi...

Regex isn't that hard

I suppose it all depends on your goals. Web development usin...

Regex isn't that hard

Regex is invaluable for software dev and sysadmin. Just put i...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

I'll concede that my understanding of C++ compilers is dated ...

Bash Command Completion - Finding all the cats in your $PATH!

Find all executable files in your path ending with 'cat': f...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

From the Wikipedia page: In regard to how to return values,...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

The stackoverflow example returns a value which is the size o...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

If you don't care about the assembly generated by your compil...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

In C the semantics what a function can return are limited to ...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

xtofl - you may wish to review the assembly code produced by ...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

Tai, C functions can only "return" something which can fit in...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

Passing a result buffer by reference into a function is exact...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

"you cannot return arrays from functions, only a stream of te...

Mastering Curl: Going from junior to senior level debugging skills

Nice little tip to get hold of the HTTP headers. Thanks for p...

Returning an Array from a Bash Function

Same reason as any language I suppose. I have found uses for ...

Welcome Thread - v89

Hello folks, Mature full stack devOp here with decades of pr...

Your bash scripts are rubbish, use another language

Bash (and sh relatives) is probably the most valuable and yet...

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