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by fiziwig
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get "sort" to sort?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: How to get "sort" to sort?

Thanks. That works. No chance of unicode in these text files.

There's so much I took for granted using Windows for lo these many decades that I have to relearn with Linux. But I'm having fun! :D

And as I recall, migrating from MS DOS to Windows 3.1 back in 1992 was a monster learning curve too!
by fiziwig
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get "sort" to sort?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: How to get "sort" to sort?

Can you give an example of say a few lines in mixed order, and how you would want them to be sorted? Pluma and command line sort both sort these lines like this: abc -abd def .deg ghi ,ghk An ASCII sort would sort them like this: ,ghk -abd .deg abc def ghi "," < "-" < ".&qu...
by fiziwig
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get "sort" to sort?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

How to get "sort" to sort?

I need to do a sort of a text file which is a straight column-by-column ascii-value sort. The problem I'm having is that both sort in Plume and sort on the command line do some truly bizarre things that don't remotely resemble ASCII code order. This is the behavoir I'm used to with editors under Win...
by fiziwig
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: text editor with regex search and replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Re: text editor with regex search and replace?

Thanks. Both Kate and Geany appear to be a lot heavier than what I'm looking for. They are IDEs rather than plain text editors, and come with a lot baggage like code folding and syntax highlighting. I already have all that in code::blocks, and there's no need to duplicate that functionality. I'm loo...
by fiziwig
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: text editor with regex search and replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

text editor with regex search and replace?

Is there an editor like pluma that lets me use regular expressions in search and replace. I'm used to using notetab light under Windows. It's a freeware editor that has regex search and I use that a lot . I'd really love to find something similar under Linux. I like pluma just fine for the types of ...
by fiziwig
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Completely Disable touchpad in Mate? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Completely Disable touchpad in Mate? [Solved]

Thank you. I suspected it would be simple, but being simple doesn't always make it easy to find, especially for a newbie. :lol:
by fiziwig
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Completely Disable touchpad in Mate? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Completely Disable touchpad in Mate? [Solved]

Linux newbie (sort of. I played with it briefly a year or two ago.) I want to completely disable the touchpad on my laptop, since I use a usb mouse. The only options on the mouse preferences (Mate) "Touchpad" tab are "Disable touchpad while typing " and "Disable" under ...
by fiziwig
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?

Can you describe the problem in more detail? What browser are you using? Are you using any add-ons for the browser in question? Are you able to watch video at any other commonly used video websites? Can you play video on YouTube? The only problem is that the Netflix web site tells me I don't have t...
by fiziwig
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?

That was an unpleasant surprise. Is there a way around this, or do I need to boot in Windows to watch Netflix? I kept my system as a dual boot, but after almost a week in Linux I was beginning to think I wouldn't have to ever go back to Windows. In fact I was hoping to get rid of Windows entirely in...
by fiziwig
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Complete Linux Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Complete Linux Newbie here

There are a lot of options on linux for text editors. You could also try something like genie. Sublime Text has become my personal favorite and is available on linux. This is the case for a lot of applications. Don't be afraid to ask if your looking for something particular. Thank you. I am using C...
by fiziwig
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: bluefish problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

bluefish problems

I first installed Mint just a few days ago. This is my first exposure to Linux of any kind. I just installed bluefish and when I launch it in the terminal I get this: error reading list 1 Error opening file: No such file or directory ** (bluefish:4609): WARNING **: no configfile rcfile-2.0, try to c...
by fiziwig
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Complete Linux Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Complete Linux Newbie here

The Bluefish editor has the behavior you are looking for (under Advanced Search) Install it with this command in a terminal - sudo apt-get install bluefish Thanks. I installed that and tried it out. It first crashed, then froze, then spit out lots of error messages, but finally worked. It looks lik...
by fiziwig
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Complete Linux Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Complete Linux Newbie here

Welcome to Mint, and welcome to the forum ! As a programmer, you might be able to contribute to the development of the Mint OS ! https://github.com/linuxmint http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163781 http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=149856 I should probably le...
by fiziwig
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Another Newbie problem
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Another Newbie problem

Thanks. Yes, it was my first update, and it did do a short one and then a long one.
I rebooted and everything is fine now. Thanks.
by fiziwig
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Another Newbie problem
Replies: 3
Views: 732

[SOLVED] Another Newbie problem

I installed Mint just a few days ago. (This is my first exposure to Linux) This morning I noticed an icon on the try that told me updates were vailable, so I clicked it and installed the updates. Later in the day I decided to move some of my old Windows C++ source files over from the Windows drives ...
by fiziwig
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Complete Linux Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Complete Linux Newbie here

Hi everyone. I'm a retired programmer with 50+ years programming* and two days ago was the first time I ever looked at Linux. It was love at first sight, so I consider myself as having successfully escaped from Redmond. In fact, I think I can feel my brain growing bigger since I left Windows behind....
by fiziwig
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad troubles [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Touchpad troubles [solved]

I had a similar problem on my Samsung RV511 laptop. Whenever I put my hands on the keyboard my wrist rests on the touchpad and the cursor was jumping all over the place. Since I have a USB mouse I don't want the touchpad anyway. Fn+F10 turned the touchpad off for me, in case anyone else has a simila...
by fiziwig
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]"Code::Blocks can't launch console" question
Replies: 3
Views: 3654

Re: "Code::Blocks can't launch console" question

Thank you. That worked fine. (I hadn't gotten as far as "sudo" in my studies yet.)
by fiziwig
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]"Code::Blocks can't launch console" question
Replies: 3
Views: 3654

[SOLVED]"Code::Blocks can't launch console" question

I'm an experienced C/C++ programmer from the Windows realm wading into Linux for he first time. Using Code::Blocks 12.11 I try to lauch the debugger and get the message Can't Launch Console (xterm ... etc) So trying out my beginner knowledge of Linux I navigate to /usr/bin and find no xterm. Referin...

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