Un-edited Live session – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmkeH1nN38
Tony Bemus, Mat Enders, and Mary Tomich
Sound bites by Mike Tanner
Kernel News: Mat
mainline: 4.0-rc2 2015-03-03 stable: 3.19.1 2015-03-06 stable: 3.18.9 2015-03-06 longterm: 3.14.35 2015-03-06 longterm: 3.12.38 2015-02-19 longterm: 3.10.71 2015-03-06 longterm: 3.4.106 2015-02-02 longterm: 3.2.68 2015-03-06 longterm: 18.104.22.168 2014-12-13 linux-next: next-20150306 2015-03-06
Distro Talk: Tony
- 2-24 – Tails 1.3
- 2-25 – KaOS 2015.02
- 2-26 – Vine Linux 6.3
- 2-26 – Quirky 7.0
- 2-27 – IPFire 2.17 Core 87
- 3-2 – Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0
- 3-6 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
- 3-6 – Linux From Scratch 7.7
- 3-8 – Tiny Core Linux 6.1
Distro of the Week: Tony
- openSUSE – 1430
- Manjaro – 1524
- Debian – 1534
- Ubuntu – 1643
- Mint – 3187
VMWare sued for GPL violations
Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday
phpVirtualBox installation on Debian Linux and Apache2 web server
Turn your browser into notepad!
Calligra 2.9 has been released.
Kubuntu 15.4 beta 1 was released
The default desktop in this release is plasma 5!
Kdenlive to be released with KDE Applications 15.04
Converseen – releases verion 9.1
KDE accepted to Google Summer of Code 2015
Putting Special Characters In Your Document With VIM
In Vim when creating a document for human consumption rather than some config file or a script, you may sometimes need to enter a special character. These are characters which can not be entered with a single key press but require a key combination like:
Letters with a diacritical mark such as ä, é, and ô. Vim calls these digraphs
Characters with special meanings like ®, ©, and §
Along with literal control character like
For the purpose of this short tut we are not going to discuss Vim’s alternative multibyte input methods. I am also assuming that you use a US or UK keyboard layout, mostly do your typing in English. Sorry to the rest of the world but that is what I have and use. You should also be using Vim in a UTF-8 capable terminal, and have your encoding set to “set encoding=utf-8” in your .vimrc config file.
Vim has an easy shorthand to input digraphs. You use this in insert mode or command mode, not in normal mode. You use “Ctrl+k” followed two printable characters in succession. Like this:
Ctr+k a: -> ä
Ctr+k e’ -> é
Ctr+k o^ -> ô
Ctr+k ss -> ß
This sample is very small compared to what Vim can do with digraphs. To see a complete list type “:digraphs” in normal mode.
Vim also has a way to enter any unicode, it’s just easier to remember a two character mnemonic than a four digit arbitrary code. However for the unicode characters with no digraph equivalent you need to use unicode.
Ctrl+v u+00ae -> ®
Ctrl+v u+00a9 -> ©
Ctrl+v u+00a7 -> §
Ctrl+v u+00a1 -> ¡
You can also print other characters with special meanings. You would use the “Ctrl+v” combination the the key you need the symbol for
You can get unicodes to use here:
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Linux Convention Scene for March 2015
12 – 15 March, 2015
Tokyo University of Science,
AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X.
21 – 22 March 2015
Linux Tag Chmnitzer 2015
Chemnitz Technical University
Six tracks on Saturday: Kernel, databases, publishing, programming, desktop,
Six tracks on Sunday: Society, Systemd, Linux, storage, identity management, cluster/virtualization.
21 – 22 March 2015
Kansas Linux Fest
Lawrence Public Library
The first in a yearly conference series to promote the sharing of knowledge and code in Kansas. a Yearly Open Source (Free/Libre Open Source Software) and Open Knowledge Festival for Kansas
24 – 26 March 2015
FLOSS UK Spring Conference 2015
This is the UK’s only conference aimed specifically at systems and network administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from sites of all shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects. Sample presentations:
Intrusion Detection using the Linux Audit System
An introduction to Btrfs
Enhancing ssh for Security & Utility
show (at) smlr.us or 734-258-7009
Claudio – I, too, was glad to hear that #! was back, but it seems that these are more like splinters of the original than the original actually coming back. Larry Cafiero wrote about this a bit ago on FOSS Force and it seems to have caused some controversy in the comments especially since he himself is part of another project looking to do the same.
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