Burkart Lingner

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Compare files via drag’n’drop

  • August 11, 2012 16:32

As much as I like the Linux command line, there are times when it’s easier to use a point-and-click interface. One such example is when I need to compare two files in different directories. Typing out the full paths on the console can be tedious whereas it would be much simpler to just drag’n’drop two files from a Nautilus window onto a comparison tool. Unfortunately I didn’t know of any such tool – so I wrote one myself.

Merging web server log files

  • December 7, 2011 22:43

The log files for my web server are split into chunks of six weeks. This is what my web host provides me with, but it’s hardly satisfactory. What I wanted was a tool that merges all those partial log files into a single big one. Unfortunately I couldn’t find such a program – so I wrote one myself.