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The header line: how to add, delete and ignore it

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In a plain-text table, the first or header line usually contains the names of the fields. In this article I've pulled together a variety of ways to add and delete a header, and also how to do things with the rest of the table while leaving the header intact as the first line in the file. Add a…

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Joining Tables on the Command-Line

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This article compares 3 different ways to join tables on a common field. All 3 work OK on small tables, but there's a big difference in speed when the tables to be joined are large, as shown below. Table joining isn't something you need to do if you store data in a simple, flat-file database like a…

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Splitting a File Elegantly

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In a previous Linux Rain article I compared different ways to delete blank lines, and showed that the AWK way was the simplest and most thorough. Here I show how to split a text file into multiple text files using a surprisingly simple AWK command. Background In 2013 I published an article in Free…

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Tips on getting (and suggesting, and editing) user input

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In a previous Linux Rain article I explained how to use the YAD dialog to do multiple-item data entry in a GUI. Here I show one way to allow users to check and edit what they've entered in YAD. I also explain how to offer default, editable inputs in terminal-based data entry, and how to color the…

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How to get nowhere in particular

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In this tutorial I explain one way to generate a random geographical location, using simple command-line tricks. Latitude and longitude: decimal degrees Latitude runs from 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the North Pole, and 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the South Pole. Longitude in…

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Nostalgic Gaming On Linux With Good Old Games

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Thanks to the recent Linux support provided by DRM-free classic games provider, GOG.com, getting that nostalgic kick on Linux has never been easier. In this article I'll also detail a few of my favourite classic games that are now available to play in Linux. It's not all nostalgia, though. Some of…

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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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Top 10! Fun On The Command Line

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If you just love making 'top 10'-type lists but are a little embarrassed to say so, tell people you're passionate about data exploration. To impress them even more, explain that you do your data exploration on the command line. But don't ruin the impression by telling them how easy that is! In this…

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Project Tool - A Third Person Space RPG Made By Astronauts

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"Project Tool aims to provide a cinematic game-play experience, with a captivating storyline that's set in a sci-fi future. Tool is a 3rd person action RPG at heart, with a single player campaign that spans our galaxy. Its story is unforgettable and its gameplay is just as enjoyable", says game…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

 LinuxGizmos: NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

 GamingOnLinux: The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

How to debug a C/C++ program with GDB command-line debugger

 xmodulo: What is the worst part of coding without a debugger?

The Complete Guide to useradd Command in Linux : 15 Practical Examples

 tecmint: There are times when a Linux System Administrator asked to create user accounts on Linux with some specific properties, limitations or comments.

Adobe Photoshop now available for Chromebooks, but???

 LinuxBSDos: In partnership with Google, Adobe is now offering Photoshop, its flagship photo-editing software, on Chromebooks.

OPNFV Collaboration Project Launched

Enterprise Networking Planet: Linux Foundation effort brings together the largest hardware, software and carriers in the world to build an open platform for Network Function Virtualization.

Should developers make users pay for open source software?

 ITworld: One of the best things about open source software is the ability to use software without having to pay for it.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Goes Alpha, Qubes Hits Version 2 and OpenElec 4.2

LinuxPlanet: 2014 has been a strange year for Fedora and one in which the Red Hat community distribution has yet to release a single milestone update.

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Calling All Web Designers, We Need A New Look

To be honest: I suck at any form of design. GamingOnLinux is in need of a super web guru to make a new look for us, so could that be you?

Survival Game Rust Now Using The Experimental Branch By Default

The developers behind the hit survival game Rust have been hard at work on their next-generation branch and it is now the default. It brings a lot of changes with it.

New Patch Out For The MOBA Strife, Featuring Three New Heroes

Strife is the new MOBA from S2 Games that's free to play. They are quickly adding to the game and this patch is no different with three new heroes to try out.

Civilization: Beyond Earth New Game-play Trailer

As if we didn't have enough to look forward to a wild Civilization: Beyond Earth game-play trailer appears! It's super effective!

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Updated, Improves Linux Stability

Counter Strike: Global Offensive was recently released for Linux gamers to much fanfare, but the client was a little on the flaky side. Thankfully as we know Valve support their games very well and have just put out a new update to improve it for us.

Super Win The Game Releases Today For Linux

Fans of exploration platformer You Have to Win the Game can finally get their nostalgia sunglasses on for a new bout of precision platforming as the sequel, Super Win the Game, releases on Steam for Linux today.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Opens Up For Pre-orders And Aims For A Same-day Linux Release!

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel has not only opened up pre-orders for Linux, but it seems it will have a same-day Linux release. This follows on from the fact that Borderlands 2 has just received a Linux release.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

Warlocks Needs A Hand On Kickstarter

Warlocks is an awesome looking pixel art action game on Kickstarter that needs a bit of help. Slay monsters. Defeat epic bosses. Collect magical gear. Become a Warlock and save the universe.

Outland A 2D Platformer Coming To Linux!

Outland is a 2D platformer with action game elements developed by Housemarque and published by Ubisoft.

Game Saves Are Messing Up Our Drives!

I am writing this in the hopes that someone who can do something about this, reads it. eg. Valve and all game devs I guess.

Cosmochoria Released For Linux In Early Access, It's Fun

Cosmochoria is a funny little game that puts you in the space-suit of little naked cartoon cosmonaut who jet packs around space.

GOL Cast: Heavy Bombardment In Cannon Brawl

I guess it's time to come back from the cruel wasteland and take a look at this simple yet fun indie strategy game that is not quite like anything I've seen before.

GOL World Tour: Linux Gaming From Germany

This instalment of the GOL World Tour visits Germany, differing from the last two in that it will focus on a country more established in the video game industry.

Tesla Breaks The World! Released For Linux

Tesla Breaks the World! A platformer that mixes puzzles, adventure and Nikola Tesla into a mixed bag of gameplay.