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Visualizing Git diffs in Meld.

by Valeriu Paloş on March 7, 2013

Here’s a quick way of configuring your (Linux-based) Git installation to use the excellent Meld program by default for displaying/editing the outputs of the git diff and git merge commands (e.g. git diff «filename»). Install Meld …if you haven’t already (note that we assume Git to be present): # on Debian-based distros (ymmv) sudo apt-get […]

URI parsing using Bash built-in features

by Valeriu Paloş on February 3, 2010

A bit of background A while ago I posted an article describing how one could parse complete URIs in Bash using the sed program. Since then, I have realized that there is a better way to do it, a much better way: via Bash built-in pattern matching!  Here are some benefits of this improvement: It […]