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  1. A Quick Introduction to sed(1)

    The sed(1) stream editor is one of the most powerful tools from the classic Unix tool box. It is a close cousin to the ed(1) command line editor and a descendant of the ex(1) editor, the command line mode of vi(1). In this article I'll show …

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  2. Undoing Things With Git

    Sometimes bad things happen in a software project and you have to revert a change that has already been committed. There are several ways to do this with Git, including Git's slightly scary ability of changing history. I'll show you the techniques I found most useful.

    The classic way of …

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  3. Mutt: too many errors

    I'm probably one of the last people on earth who still use a text-mode mail client. Mutt has been my tool of choice for 15 years and apart from certain limitations (hey, it's text mode!), I've never had any problems. Over the last few weeks, however, I've been struggling with …

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  4. Hudson vs. Jenkins Revisited

    When the Hudson/Jenkins fork was announced earlier this year, the case seemed pretty clear. There were heroes from the Open Source community, among them Hudson's original author, and there was everybody's favorite villain, Oracle. Back in February, I would have chosen Jenkins without a second thought. Now, almost a …

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  5. Google Code: Migrating to Mercurial

    Although one could have guessed otherwise, I've always been a happy Subversion user. Which former CVS user hasn't? But now I'm ready to take the next step. For some of my personal stuff I've been using Mercurial for more than a year, so I thought it was time to take …

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  6. Subversion 1.5 Merging Massacres

    Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Subversion 1.5 on a medium sized project. Since there were more than 20 developers working on the project with some of them in a different country, there was no other way than to use feature branches extensively. We thought Subversion's merge …

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  7. Subversion: Externals Definitions

    Published: Mon 22 December 2008
    By mafr

    In tools.

    tags: rcs

    Externals definitions are a little known but very useful feature of subversion. Using an externals definition, you can create links to different parts of the repository (or even other repositories). Subversion clients then automatically check out the linked content into your working copy.

    How this works is best explained with …

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  8. Understanding the find(1) Utility

    The Unix find(1) utility is a powerful tool, yet few people really understand how it works. It may be a bit confusing at first, but a programmer who knows his boolean algebra should be able to wrap his head around the basic concepts without much trouble.

    You've probably seen …

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  9. Reverting a Commit in Subversion

    Once in a while, someone commits a revision that has to be rolled back later for some reason. Some teams do that as a matter of policy when people check in broken code that doesn't compile or isn't able to run all test cases successfully. Since Subversion (and similar revision …

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