just how much can you do with?
robh at apearl.net
Sat Mar 2 20:33:50 UTC 2013
I used to hate MAN pages and not done this stuff since Speakup on slackware9
using an old external Dolphin synth and edbrowse. I don't know how far
edbrowse has come since then, but was on a list for ages and kept seeing
messages about improvements.
But to get back to that, it must have a software synth or TTS now. That's
the bit I'm completely adrift with.
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Subject: Re: just how much can you do with?
On March 2, 2013, Hart Larry wrote:
> As an example, here is a Debian man for ren "rename"
That might be a bit unfair, as the Linux way to rename files is to
just use "mv" ("move", which also serves to "move" the file to a new
name). This is a lot closer to the DOS behavior. The "rename"
command can get crazy-complex for batch-transforming filenames,
slicing and dicing them and reassembling the pieces as you see fit.
I use both, but I only bring out the heavy artillery of "rename" when
I actually need it.
That said, the man pages *are* daunting if you're not already
comfortable with the environment. I've found it helpful to set up a
few DOS-like aliases in my ~/.bash_aliases file that do what I mean,
even when I type the DOS command:
alias dir='ls -lsFa'
alias cd..='cd ..'
(you might have to put those in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile
instead, if your environment doesn't automatically handle .bash_alias
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