[Chicago] Python Project Night and Office Hours this week

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue Dec 15 22:44:24 EST 2015


Changing the subject so much this isn't even the right list.
Some people here might know, but most will not be interested.
You should post this on a Linux list.

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 9:11 PM, Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:

> Changing the subject a little bit, is anyone out there familiar with
> Ubuntu?  Sheila, you work for Canonical, right?  So maybe you can answer
> this question.  I was creating a backup.  I thought my destination folder
> was my external hard-drive but it wasn't.  My destination folder was a
> folder in Home called "deja-dup".  When I looked inside deja-dup I found a
> couple hundred tar.gz files, and I'm assuming those are compressed files
> corresponding to my backup.  Is it SAFE to just copy those files to my
> external hard-drive and then just delete the entire deja-dup folder?  Or
> should I just leave the deja-dup folder alone?
>
> Backups in Mac are so much easier.  I love the Time Machine program that
> Macs use.  Time Machine really takes all the headaches out of doing a
> backup.  I think backing up files in Linux is definitely a more complicated
> process.  However, I kind of like Linux because of its builtin package
> manager, and I have also noticed that Linux has more up-to-date
> interpreters.  My Mac for example has Ruby 2.0.0, but my Ubuntu computer
> has Ruby 2.1.2.  I've noticed the same for Perl and Python.  Mac's Perl and
> Python interpreters are always slightly out of date.  It appears that the
> various Linux teams try harder to make sure that their OS's contain more
> current interpreters.
>
> Well.... anyhow, if anyone can provide some advice on doing a safe,
> effective backup in Ubuntu that would be great.  I could use some guidance.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Douglas.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 8:45 PM, Joshua Herman <zitterbewegung at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I wasn't saying you shouldn't go to the python meet up I was saying how I
>> work through regular expressions.
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Joshua,
>>>
>>> Those are all good ideas, but sometimes it's fun to get ideas and
>>> examples from other programmers.  That way I can "kill" two birds with one
>>> stone: 1) Learn Python, and 2) Meet some great new friends!
>>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM, Joshua Herman <zitterbewegung at gmail.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> The way I try to program regexs is half the time I google the desired
>>>> result and use that since it may have been tested before and just use it.
>>>> The other times I would basically create test cases in a tool that Carl
>>>> mentioned and I generally have the regex examples cheat sheet open.
>>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 2:03 PM sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 1:33 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here is a nice UI for experimenting
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://regexr.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> neat
>>>>>
>>>>> I usually end up using a tool like that if I can't figure out why  my
>>>>> expression isn't working as expected.
>>>>>
>>>>> oh and for the python part of this, when I have a particularly hairy
>>>>> expression, I like the re.VERBOSE option so I can do multiline definitions
>>>>> with comments.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> shekay at pobox.com
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