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# emerge life

Edit the zsh buffer with your $EDITOR of choice

If you spend a lot of time in the shell you also probably edit a lot of commands, which at times can be tedious when they’re getting a bit to long and complex. Being able to easily fire up your $EDITOR of choice when needed can therefore be a real blessing. Continue reading →

Hiding specific nicklists in WeeChat with toggle_nicklist.py

I use Mastodon via WeeChat and Bitlbee, this means that I also get a nicklist with a lot of users from Mastodon, which is not very useful and it only takes up a lot of valuable screen space. Continue reading →

Spell check and auto correction of commands in zsh

It was actually very recently when I found out about this feature, I was looking for something else and happen to stumble upon this neat feature. Continue reading →

My workaround for mpv in fullscreen sometimes spawning on the wrong monitor

When I run mpv with the flag --fullscreen in my window manager i3, the client sometimes spawns on the wrong monitor. The reason for this behaviour is due to the fact that i3 doesn’t support the EMMH hint called “_NET_WM_FULLSCREEN_MONITORS”, which is something you can read more about on their issue tracker here. Continue reading →

How to delete files and folders older than N days

There’s a lot of tips and recommendations about how to delete files and folders older than <N> days on the web, but you can’t as far as I know do it with only one command. And running rm -rf in the shell without any confirmation feels a bit too risky as well. Because no matter how experienced you are, accidents do happen. :) Continue reading →

Automatically hide your mouse cursor with Unclutter

If you almost never use the computer mouse like me, you are most likely also finding the mouse cursor distracting and in the way of your work. But there’s actually a way of automatically hiding it when it’s not being used and it’s made possible with the tool Unclutter, or more preferably with unclutter-xfixes. Continue reading →

Trash-cli - A command-line interface to the FreeDesktop.org Trash

So, I’m sure I’m not the only user who has in the past mistakenly deleted the wrong file(s) in the shell. And it always seems to be that one super important document you just spent like five sweaty hours on as well. :/ Continue reading →

Abook - A Ncurses address book application

Abook is a simple Ncurses address book application. It’s the perfect choice for those seeking something simple, both in terms of footprint and usability. Or perhaps you’re just tired of keeping everything in the cloud. :) Continue reading →

µTimer - A command-line timer

µTimer is a neat little command-line tool that features a timer, countdown and stopwatch. Continue reading →

toot - A Mastodon CLI client

My main Mastodon client is Bitlbee with the plugin bitlbee-mastodon, it’s nice having both IRC, XMPP and Mastodon under the same roof. But it only comes with the very basic features; reading, replying, liking and boosting posts. Which is for the most part enough for me, but I sometimes post images and maybe want to check out a profile. Continue reading →