Emacs: visiting symlinks – the variable find-file-visit-truename

https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/File-Aliases.html What a surprise! I would have liked to use that functionality for a long, long time – not only in the context of a file under VC. How often did my symlinks get disconnected erroneously / accidentally from their link targets?

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editing a file living in a GitLab repository within a browser window (“Edit File”), trying to display the changes between the working version and the last committed one

MediaWiki lets me do that, GitLab does not. If you switch back and forth between several tasks, sometimes you need a tool showing you the differences between the original text (you started with) and your current text. If I try to abandon such an editor window (resp. browser tab), MediaWiki asks me, whether I really… Continue reading editing a file living in a GitLab repository within a browser window (“Edit File”), trying to display the changes between the working version and the last committed one

installing Perl’s resp. CPAN’s CryptX as Debian package

“Perl module that provides a self-contained crypto toolkit” https://metacpan.org/pod/CryptX — CryptX on CPAN https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libcryptx-perl the “sid” AKA “unstable” AKA “bleeding edge” version is probably the one you are after download all 3 files mentioned there (source package) – actually (“in an ideal world“): dget the .dsc file, that will download all of them and check MD5… Continue reading installing Perl’s resp. CPAN’s CryptX as Debian package

where do all those .gitkeep files come from? I did not create them

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7229885/what-are-the-differences-between-gitignore-and-gitkeep So … I certainly have not ever created any .gitkeep in order to get Git to keep track of an empty directory. I rather suspect, that one of the utilities created them for me. I will observe that and report here later.

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