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learnbyexample

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Interests: Regular Expressions, Linux CLI one-liners, Scripting Languages and Vim

GitHub: github.com/learnbyexample

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What apps would you love to have open-source alternatives for?

It seems like the FOSS community is continuing to grow, and FOSS apps keep getting better (Immich reallh blew my mind recently), which is a big win 😎 but there are still many apps I use that I would kill for an open source alternative. I am curious what you guys think? Are there any apps you'd love alternatives for?

learnbyexample ,
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Check out https://novelwriter.io/

I'm not familiar with such softwares (I use pandoc for technical writing), but might help you..

learnbyexample OP ,
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I'm self-published and haven't worked for other publications. Sometimes, my submissions reach HN front page, so you might have seen there or because others picked it up from there and shared around elsewhere.

learnbyexample OP ,
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You're welcome, happy learning :)

learnbyexample OP ,
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Yeah, it is uncommon spelling, but if you google, you'll find it's not that rare ;)

learnbyexample OP ,
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As per the manual, "Mappings are set up to work like most click-and-type editors" - which is best suited with GUI Vim.

While Vim doesn't make sense to use without the modes, there are plugins like https://github.com/tombh/novim-mode!

learnbyexample OP ,
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Thanks! 😊

learnbyexample OP ,
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Thanks a lot for the kind words! Means a lot to me :)

learnbyexample OP ,
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I had to learn Linux CLI tools, Vim and Perl at my very first job. Have a soft spot for Perl, despite not using it much these days other than occasional one-liners (mainly for advanced regex features).

learnbyexample ,
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I'm doing a beta-read. Well written, great ideas, etc. Unfortunately, the book is turning out to be much darker than I'm comfortable with. I'll probably try to get to the halfway point before deciding to give up.

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That’s great to hear and thanks for the kind feedback :)

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<span style="color:#62a35c;">alias </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">a</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'alias'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a c=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'clear'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a p=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'pwd'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a e=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'exit'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a q=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'exit'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a h=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'history | tail -n20'
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># turn off history, use 'set -o history' to turn it on again
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a so=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'set +o history'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a b1=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'cd ../'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a b2=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'cd ../../'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a b3=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'cd ../../../'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a b4=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'cd ../../../../'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a b5=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'cd ../../../../../'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a ls=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'ls --color=auto'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a l=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'ls -ltrhG'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a la=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'l -A'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a vi=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'gvim'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a grep=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'grep --color=auto'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># open and source aliases
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a oa=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'vi ~/.bash_aliases'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a sa=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'source ~/.bash_aliases'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># sort file/directory sizes in current directory in human readable format
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a s=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'du -sh -- * | sort -h'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># save last command from history to a file
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># tip, add a comment to end of command before saving, ex: ls --color=auto # colored ls output
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a sl=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'fc -ln -1 | sed "s/^s*//" >> ~/.saved_commands.txt'
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># short-cut to grep that file
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a slg=</span><span style="color:#183691;">'&lt; ~/.saved_commands.txt grep'
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># change ascii alphabets to unicode bold characters
</span><span style="color:#323232;">a ascii2bold=</span><span style="color:#183691;">"perl -Mopen=locale -Mutf8 -pe 'tr/a-zA-Z/𝗮-𝘇𝗔-𝗭/'"
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;">### functions
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># 'command help' for command name and single option - ex: ch ls -A
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># see https://github.com/learnbyexample/command_help for a better script version
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">ch</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { whatis $1</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">man $1 </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">| </span><span style="color:#323232;">sed -n </span><span style="color:#183691;">"/^s*$</span><span style="color:#323232;">2</span><span style="color:#183691;">/,/^$/p" </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># add path to filename(s)
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># usage: ap file1 file2 etc
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">ap</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">for</span><span style="color:#323232;"> f </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">in </span><span style="color:#183691;">"$</span><span style="color:#323232;">@</span><span style="color:#183691;">"</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; do </span><span style="color:#62a35c;">echo </span><span style="color:#183691;">"$</span><span style="color:#323232;">PWD</span><span style="color:#183691;">/$</span><span style="color:#323232;">f</span><span style="color:#183691;">"</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; done; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># simple case-insensitive file search based on name
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># usage: fs name
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># remove '-type f' if you want to match directories as well
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">fs</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { find -type f -iname </span><span style="color:#183691;">'*'"$</span><span style="color:#323232;">1</span><span style="color:#183691;">"'*' </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># open files with default application, don't print output/error messages
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># useful for opening docs, pdfs, images, etc from command line
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">o</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { xdg-open </span><span style="color:#183691;">"$</span><span style="color:#323232;">@</span><span style="color:#183691;">" </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">&</span><span style="color:#323232;">amp</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">;></span><span style="color:#323232;"> /dev/null </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span><span style="color:#323232;">
</span><span style="font-style:italic;color:#969896;"># if unix2dos and dos2unix commands aren't available by default
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">unix2dos</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { sed -i </span><span style="color:#183691;">'s/$/r/' "$</span><span style="color:#323232;">@</span><span style="color:#183691;">" </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#795da3;">dos2unix</span><span style="color:#323232;">() { sed -i </span><span style="color:#183691;">'s/r$//' "$</span><span style="color:#323232;">@</span><span style="color:#183691;">" </span><span style="font-weight:bold;color:#a71d5d;">; </span><span style="color:#323232;">}
</span>
learnbyexample ,
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I used to use it for posting on Twitter, with some keywords (like book title) in bold.

What open source programs do you recommend for Windows? (Windows exclusive or not)

I am and all my life have been a Linux user, I have nothing against Windows or MacOS, I just like Linux, and lately I have been experimenting with Windows in a virtual machine and I don’t really know much open source software there apart from the one that is cross-platform like Firefox or Joplin....

learnbyexample , (edited )
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Check out github.com/auctors/free-lunch (list of free Windows software)

See also www.nirsoft.net (freeware, not open source)

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