In Midnight Commander it can happen that a filename is too long and thus it is truncated. But still, you would like to see the complete filename.
switch from vertical to horizontal layout with Alt + ,
You want to draw a binary tree / graph quickly. You’ve already used graphviz but you forgot its DOT language and you don’t want to read its documentation again. What do you do?
I found a nice Python project that does exactly this: pygraph.
Command to execute:
$ pygraph -u -e neato circle ab bc cd de ea
See the project’s page for more examples and figures.
I sent a request to the author and he was kind to implement the
--dot option that prints the .dot source in a file. This way you can easily tweak your graph. Don’t write the .dot file from scratch: do it quickly with pygraph, get a basic source, and refine it manually if necessary.
I found an interesting Go project on GitHub (https://github.com/ichinaski/pxl) that I wanted to try. How to compile it?
(This project “pxl” can display images in the terminal).
GOBIN=$(pwd) GOPATH=/tmp/gobuild go get github.com/ichinaski/pxl
Under Manjaro I had to install the package “gc”, which contains the official Go compiler.
You want to list all the keys in your Redis database. Or, you want to list just some of them.
See the documentation here. Example:
$ redis-cli 127.0.0.1:6379> KEYS jabba* 1) "jabba:cnt1" 2) "jabba:cnt2" 127.0.0.1:6379> KEYS * 1) "jabba:cnt1" 2) "jabba:cnt2" 3) "others:counter"
The process is nicely explained here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7244321/how-do-i-update-a-github-forked-repository/7244456#7244456 .
On my laptop I upgraded my Ubuntu to 16.04 but after the restart I didn’t get the graphical interface. The booting stopped and I found myself in a maintenance shell. I also got messages about some hard disk errors.
Well, I also have Windows 8.1 on this laptop and the Windows didn’t do a complete shutdown. Windows 8 does some tricky shutdown to boost the booting process, so it does some kind of half-hibernation. When I used Ubuntu 14.04, I got a message that one partition couldn’t be mounted, “press S to skip”. And I upgraded to 16.04 like this. And this unmountable partition caused this trouble.
So the solution was the following: start Windows 8.1, disable that shitty “fast startup” (see this post for more info), and restart Ubuntu. This time Ubuntu 16.04 booted normally.
I upgraded two more machines, there were no real problems. Libreoffice didn’t want to start on one of them, it dropped a “General I/O” error. Here is the cure:
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* $ sudo apt install libreoffice
It’s a good idea to use “apt” instead of “apt-get”. It does the same thing but in addition you get a nice progress bar.
MongoDB stopped too. Here is how to start it with systemctl:
$ sudo systemctl enable mongodb $ sudo systemctl start mongodb # verification: $ systemctl status mongodb $ mongo
Under Manjaro I installed neovim with yaourt. It installed version 0.1.4 and it works fine. For Ubuntu, the home page of Neovim suggests a PPA but it installed for me the version 0.1.5-dev, which is a development version.
How to install a specific version under Ubuntu (namely 0.1.4 in this case)?
Visit https://github.com/neovim/neovim and find the tagged version 0.1.4. Download the zip, uncompress it, and enter the project folder.
Install the dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install libtool autoconf automake cmake libncurses5-dev g++
Build and install the project:
$ make cmake $ make test $ sudo make install
It’s a good idea to install the “neovim” Python package too:
$ sudo pip2 install neovim $ sudo pip3 install neovim
Tips taken from here.
There is a PPA now for neovim stable. Use that: https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/Installing-Neovim#ubuntu .
How to use powerline fonts under Ubuntu? Install the patched fonts: https://github.com/powerline/fonts . Then, if you use konsole, go to its settings and select one of the patched fonts. Currently I use the Hack font.