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Gordon
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greatmag. I've still got every copy from the preview Linux Answers and have subscribed from about issue 3. The mag just keeps getting better. I can only say, 'Start selling binders for the mag'. It's a great source of reference material. Maybe you could create an index for each binder so I can find those articles from years ago with ease.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick thought about the code issues - any chance of them being an ASCII file or files on the DVD under the Magazine folder (Coding).

I was just having some gawk errors with the shell script in "A Space Odyssey" in the Tutorials section. It came back to having the spaces wrong which is easy to do in non-monospaced text (which takes up lots of room on paper).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my final space odyssey script:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
TMP="/tmp"
SRC="http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/"
PGE="astropix.html"
cd ${TMP}
wget --quiet $SRC$PGE
image=`gawk -F \" '/href="image/ { print $2; exit; }' $PGE`
wget --quiet $SRC$image
filename="${image##*/}"
cp -rf $TMP/$filename $HOME/.kde/share/background
dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setBackgroundEnabled false
dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setWallpaper $HOME/.kde/share/background 6
dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setBackgroundEnabled true
rm -rf $TMP/$filename
rm -rf $TMP/$PGE


This script needs to go into your path (such as $HOME/bin). The dcop stuff won't work from cron, because it doesn't know about the KDE session. You can get around this in KDE by using kalarm for scheduling instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a very good issue (and the first of my subscription, no more running around to find it) including the usual assortment of typos and spelling errors Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the Firefox write-up and also found the "Firefox Tip" on the side panels useful
as I read,browse and tweak.GCC 4.0 article was not so exciting (due to my ignorance)but
I read it through to the end and will no doubt be utilising it in the near future.

The tutorials are a joy and have been following the GIMP closely.

Keep up the good work.

Phil
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi graham,

Thanks for the nasa script in monospace fonts - works a treat!!
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