Grep not parsing the whole file because of NUL

Grep not parsing the whole file because of NUL

Today  I’ve found a nice problem to solve in stack overflow. There was this guy claiming why unix utility grep didn’t parse this file in his Linux. Long story short the file was being somehow “recognized” as binary for grep, because it had four...
Setup terminator default layout with custom commands

Setup terminator default layout with custom commands

I’ve been working with terminator for years and one of the best things you can do is personalize your own layout with custom commands in each window. Be careful, terminator version 1.90 won’t render layouts properly. I’m using terminator 1.91 In my...
Bash: Round up floating numbers

Bash: Round up floating numbers

I’ve found two easy ways to round up “ceiling” float numbers with bash. Simply add “0.5” to your floating number and use printf: Shell myfloating=$(echo "14.1129312938+0.5" | bc ) printf '%0.f' $myfloating 15 123 myfloating=$(echo...
Installing Debian on Asus Transformer Mini T102H

Installing Debian on Asus Transformer Mini T102H

Installing Debian We must consider this device has UEFI, so the bootable pendrive must be created accordingly to it. I followed this procedure and worked great: You can do something like the following if 604A-00EA is your USB drive and you already have p7zip...
Copy /etc/hosts with scp from multiple servers with cygwin

Copy /etc/hosts with scp from multiple servers with cygwin

This one was easy, first create a file (hosts_ip.txt) with the IP of each server to get its /etc/hosts: Vim 192.168.0.3 192.168.0.4 192.168.0.5 192.168.0.6 192.168.0.7 12345 192.168.0.3192.168.0.4192.168.0.5192.168.0.6192.168.0.7 Generate a private/public pair key and...
Creating a .deb package

Creating a .deb package

Two days ago I had an interview in a Buenos Aires’ software company. They decided to test my Linux skills with a simple task, to create a .deb package with certain characteristics. They provided to me a binary in Python (which you can download here) that runs in...