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  1. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Did you configure dwm yourself, or are you using specific patches?

    Did you configure dwm yourself, or are you using specific patches?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    I just installed Void Linux and the xbps-* commands are too lengthy to type out every time... Somebody did create a wrapper for those commands: https://github.com/netzverweigerer/vpm. So instead...

    I just installed Void Linux and the xbps-* commands are too lengthy to type out every time...

    Somebody did create a wrapper for those commands: https://github.com/netzverweigerer/vpm. So instead of typing xbps-* you can just type vpm * which IMO is more intuitive.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    Not really aliases or functions, but the two for me are: Reverse history search bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward' bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward' Emacs bindings (with Caps Lock remapped...

    Not really aliases or functions, but the two for me are:

    • Reverse history search
    bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward'
    bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward'
    
    • Emacs bindings (with Caps Lock remapped to Ctrl)

    Both of these have been my secret sauce for flying in the shell.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's your favorite online music streaming platform? in ~music

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    I'm currently using Spotify and I like it a lot. I was using Apple Music at the time when the selection on Spotify wasn't so great. It's definitely gotten better in terms of obscure offerings. I...

    I'm currently using Spotify and I like it a lot. I was using Apple Music at the time when the selection on Spotify wasn't so great. It's definitely gotten better in terms of obscure offerings.

    I do have some complaints though. For one, the desktop app is horrible and I wish there was a better and more lightweight client. I also wish there was a more social element to the platform. I would like to show and see what my friends are listening to like last.fm and I want to be able to share tracks or playlists directly. You can add people on the platform, but there's no distinction between an artist and a casual listener/user. I can just see their playlists and what they're currently listening to, but only if I'm using the desktop app and not the web app (which I'm using the majority of the time).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Switching from Linux to BSD: What do you miss? in ~comp

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    I think that seems to be a solution for a lot of people. Void is gaining popularity as the "lean distro" ala Arch. Thanks for mentioning this, this is really good to know. I feel like you wouldn't...

    consider trying a distro such as Gentoo or Void which support init systems such as openrc, runit or s6

    I think that seems to be a solution for a lot of people. Void is gaining popularity as the "lean distro" ala Arch.

    For example on my laptop multithreading was disabled by default (enabled by sticking hw.smt=1 into /etc/sysctl.conf)

    Thanks for mentioning this, this is really good to know. I feel like you wouldn't know about this stuff unless you read the entire manual, or just asked around...

    3 votes
  6. There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious...

    There seems to be a trend lately of people switching over to BSD operating systems. Having read some blog posts on the matter and now given the recent system-d controversy, I'm genuinely curious to give FreeBSD or OpenBSD a go as my main OS.

    For those who have switched over to BSD, what are some problems you've encountered and/or what are some things you miss?

    33 votes