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Power of find and xargs


Doesn’t, the unix commands find, xargs and grep look like map, apply and filter of the functional world? I was looking at the OCW website and downloaded some content from there as a zip file, which had a complicated directory structure. I wanted to flatten the directory structure, so that all the pdfs are in [...]

My first computer


Yesterday, some of us were discussing about our start with computers. Lars was commenting that his first computer was a Commodore C64. Aparently, he got hold of one around 1984. I didn’t even know the existance of a thing called computer until late ’80s. I saw an ad in “The Hindu” around 1996 for a [...]