Texinfo woes

This is something you don’t want to see 10 minutes before South Park starts

(./xnee.texi (./texinfo.tex Loading texinfo [version 2005-07-05.19]: Basics,
....
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.
make[2]: *** [xnee.pdf] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/hesa/gnu/xnee/doc'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/hesa/gnu/xnee'
make: *** [all] Error 2

..... another thing to ponder upon is why I bother to write about it and don't solve it.

cvs revisions – not the right way I think, but it works

I needed all revisions of a file stored in CVS. In bazaar and other newer VCS this is a non issue since all the revisions (history) can be found in your local checkout/branch.

Anyhow, I needed all revisions of a file, let’s call it Y. This is how I did it.

FILE=Y

for i in $(cvs log $FILE | grep revision | awk ‘ { print $2 } ‘ | grep -v revisions) ; do  cvs update -r $i  $FILE ; cp $FILE ${FILE}.$i ; done

Again, perhaps not the right way. But it works.

FSCONS – laptop setup

To remove as many potential problems as possible for the upcoming FSCONS we pre installed 9 laptops and tested them on the projectors all around the IT Univ. Took a while. Especially to get xorg.conf right.We had to add a Virtual subsection to the Screen. The computers are old IBM/Lenovo T60.

Anyhow, here’s the Laptop setup team. The X team?

Patrik Willard eating Kebab … while I am working hard

Pontus Andersson

me ….. no further comments

Mattias ‘matmat’ Mattsson

What's your history? Lots of cats

Read this marvelous posting called “Show me your history” and decied to check my history (and thereby do a health status check on my life). So I copied the command:

history | awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head

and ran it through a not-so-pretty-filter. All in all the commands looks like this:

history | awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head | awk ‘ {  printf ”   %s\n”, $0} ‘

So what have I been doing lately? This:

101 cd
71 ls
29 bzr
28 more
24 rm
24 make
17 cat
16 apt-cache
10 ssh
8 touch

A lot of cd is ok and pretty common I guess. That many ls?.. a bit strange.  bzr, more, rm, make feels ok. But why so many cat? Simply because cat is a great editor. I use the command cat for many things:

cat in editor mode:

cat > file.txt

cat in append editor mode:

cat >> file.txt

cat in DVD rip mode:

cat /dev/dvd > DVD-RIP.ISO

and of course the DVD is such that I am allowed to do that!

cat in printer mode:

cat | lpr -P 414

… I simply love cat. Which is rather strange considering I am allergic to cats.