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Today's Nightly for Linux now has Client Side Decorations! • r/firefox

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:22

Relevant bugs:

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Linux full disk encryption reading password from external keyfile

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:21

What choices do I have on Linux if I want the key to be read from a file on a usb flash on boot so I don't have to manually input it?

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IBus Custom IME with Ligature?

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:42

I am trying to create a Custom IME using IBus for my conlang. It works kind of like Korean in the way the parts of a letter connect as you type them out. Is this at all possible? Also, I'd like to know about the context menu (like with Chinese/Japanese) and how I can implement conversion with it. Thnx.

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ag, grep, pt, and sift

Thu, 2017-11-16 21:25

So I'm using ag(silver searcher) with fzf and locate through several different scripts and functions. I recently also switched to exa (written in rust) as an ls replacement. I'm loving my work flow. I read on the web site that sift is a faster replacement for ag and you get perl style RE - which I love. However, after several similar queries with both tools sift is far from the speed of ag.

Is there some flag or arrangement of such flags that I'm missing or is this just hype and mostly about some narrow use cases being faster?

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Want a Linux cert. Advice needed!

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:27

I recently fell in love with linux after volunteering myself for a project at work. Taught myself the basics but really want to dive deeper and be acknowledged for my efforts via getting a certification. So, which one? -red hat? -linux+?

What do employers like to see at first glance?

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DriveSync - My Google Drive client for Linux [X-Post from /r/googledrive]

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:39

So I wanted to get Google Drive on Linux and browsed through some of the unofficial clients out there. I wasn't very impressed at the time because because I wanted the same functionality as on Windows and wanted something that's a complete solution, doesn't involve user input, is configurable and easy to automate.

So I decided to make my own client which I've been using, testing and improving for a year now. Since I'm happier with it than I was testing some other clients (and because since the latest patches to the official Windows client, I've been wishing I had it on Windows as well...) , I thought I should probably publish it. So after a long time of putting it off , here it is:



  • No user input required
  • Complete sync: Downloads new remote files, uploads new local files, updates changed files
  • Configurable : You can ignore certain files, make changes to how updating files works, set file size thresholds and more
  • Easy to automate : Works as a cronjob as no input is required
  • Stable and safe: I've been using it for more than a year without any breaking bugs or loss of data

Installation and usage instructions are in the README on the linked project page. I believe this is as close to the official Windows client as you can get on Linux so I hope this may be useful to some. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, let me know here or on GitHub.

Edit: So far, I only tested this on Ubuntu, so I'd be glad to get feedback from users of other distros.

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How does this compare to the Pocket C.H.I.P?

Thu, 2017-11-16 17:07

Hey guys, I'm looking for a handheld / small device to mess around with Linux on begore I commit to installing it on a full computer. I was looking at the pocket chip because it runs Debian. While I like Pico-8, I'm more interested in messing around with linux. How would something like this compare?

Obviously, it's got a gaming focus, but so do a lot of the portable options like this. Aside from a GPD Pocket, what options would I have?

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