Weekly Questions and Hardware Thread – July 17, 2019

Welcome to r/linux! If you're new to Linux or trying to get started this thread is for you. Get help here or as always, check out r/linuxquestions or r/linux4noobs

This megathread is for all your question needs. As we don't allow questions on r/linux outside of this megathread, please consider using r/linuxquestions or r/linux4noobs for the best solution to your problem.

Ask your hardware requests here too or try r/linuxhardware!

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Linux Experiences/Rants or Education/Certifications thread – July 15, 2019

Welcome to r/linux rants and experiences! This megathread is also to hear opinions from anyone just starting out with Linux or those that have used Linux (GNU or otherwise) for a long time.

Let us know what's annoying you, whats making you happy, or something that you want to get out to r/linux but didn't make the cut into a full post of it's own.

For those looking for certifications please use this megathread to ask about how to get certified whether it's for the business world or for your own satisfaction. Be sure to check out r/linuxadmin for more discussion in the SysAdmin world!

Please keep questions in r/linuxquestions, r/linux4noobs, or the Wednesday automod thread.

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Git-logger – A classic git punch-card in your terminal!


Git-logger is a 160 line Bash script that replicates the git punch-card that was once available on Github – and it runs in your terminal 🙂

The initial release was in 2018, but it had serious limitations when baking large projects. Hopefully these have been solved!

Here are a few screenshots:

This new version of git-logger bakes the Linux project (quite large) in around 10 sec (Intel i7-2600):


The GIMP project…


The guys at Microsoft go for lunch at around 1pm….


And, as an example of a small project, here is Feynman:


Simply copy the script git-logger.sh to the target git folder (GIMP for example) and type:


Feedback is greatly appreciated! I hope you enjoy this tool!

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