Just putting it out there: if anyone ever wants help - debugging, problem-solving, tutoring, whatever - with the Linux CLI (bash/ksh93, GNU coreutils..., vi, emacs, sed, awk) and/or git, I'll help.

I won't make you feel bad for anything you don't already know. I promise. (Nobody ever should.)

I'll reiterate every once in a while. Boosts appreciated!

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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Hi !

I have a problem with a bash script containing some sed (or awk, I don' t know how they differ)

Would you please take a look at this thread ?

It' s locked, my bad. But now it' s done. You should follow me in order to see it.




Also, @ekaitz_zarraga

begun some work on my issue and this is where we' re at (the awk stuff is missing)


@AbbieNormal bit busy at $JOB today but I'll take a peek over lunch!!


anyway, just a few words to introduce you to the problem

There' s a bash script distributed with a package called "Autofs"

I would like to understand exactly what it does and possibly substitute it with another script written in Guile


because sometimes I run into troubles with Autofs and I already dedicated some effort to Guile (and Clojure) and I hate bash

I hope that' s clear !

Thank you so much for your help ! 🙏

@AbbieNormal I'm afraid the second link didn't work for me either, but I read back in your timeline and I think I found the script you mean?

social.device5.co.uk/@AbbieNor → lines 71-84 of paste.debian.net/1094402/ , right?

@AbbieNormal @gnomon

Sed is a stream editor, and AWK is a programming language that can be used as a stream editor (this is a really common use).

awk something is like when you do `perl -e "onliner"` but with other language.

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