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I'm a freelance web developer, pythonista, open source contributor, Linux user and I also run thepcspy.com. You can usually find me (or just my computer) lurking in #ubuntu and #ubuntu-uk under the handle Oli or Oli``.

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Nov
20
awarded  Announcer
Nov
19
comment Does the Code of Conduct apply to all Launchpad projects?
Meta is [just over there][meta.askubuntu.com] if you'd like to argue about the on-topicness of this. This is evidently answerable with an official source in the documentation. There's nothing to wrangle about in terms of liability.
Nov
18
answered Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?
Nov
17
comment Grep for specfic number format
I pushed a few changes: Zero or more is not a good thing here because we need to match something first. The | in the [] meant a literal pipe char (not required). The .s in the longer version need escaping because they mean "any character" outside of a character match ([]).
Nov
17
revised Grep for specfic number format
edited body
Nov
17
revised Grep for specfic number format
Zero or more is not a good thing here. We want to match something. Pipe in `[]` means a literal pipe char (not required). And `grep -e` is usually preferred to egrep.
Nov
17
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
14
comment Running incorrect command
Why GDM? 12.04 uses LightDM.
Nov
14
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
14
answered rename multiple files with delimiters
Nov
14
answered How to enable tab autocomplete for scripts located in ~/bin?
Nov
13
revised Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory
added 9 characters in body
Nov
13
comment Draw a picture from command line in Ubuntu
@Braiam your last edit desperately changed the emphasis of the question from being one about generating an image on the command line to one solely about ffmpeg... Which given the wording (and the answer from the OP), I think isn't the focus here.
Nov
13
revised Draw a picture from command line in Ubuntu
rolled back to a previous revision
Nov
13
answered Draw a picture from command line in Ubuntu
Nov
12
answered how to remove kubuntu plasma 5 dekstop?
Nov
12
awarded  games
Nov
9
revised How to generate sha1 hashes of a whole dvd?
edited tags
Nov
9
comment How to generate sha1 hashes of a whole dvd?
@astrob0t That's just how find substitutes the files it finds into commands. I've actually switched out {} \; for {} +. Instead of running sha1sum file1; sha1sum file2 ... it runs sha1sum file1 file2 .... Only works when the command can take multiple files like that but makes things faster.
Nov
9
revised How to generate sha1 hashes of a whole dvd?
You don't need to quote {} in find-exec and using + (or \+) is preferable to \; because sha1sum can process multiple files at a time this way (ends up being faster). Plus formatting, etc.