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Re: General questions...

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 08:54:38AM +0100, Steven Maddox (Architect) wrote:

> b) I have already replaced mousepad for MadEdit (v.nice editor in my 
> opinion)

Sounds interesting, but did you compile from source? It's not in Debian
repos (I'm asking because I'm interested in trying a new editor).

> c) I know loads of text editors can do multi-file find/replace - but I 
> want to do this on a massive scale, it would mean opening up every text 
> file on the file system! - i.e. I want to -on mass- rename something 
> unique in all configuration files mentioning it

Why do you think a text editor can't handle that? If you want highest
speed I think sed is the best.

> e) I was after some kind of tray icon auto-updater thingy for the XFCE 
> Debian to tell me of new updates to Debian 4.0, this is a server however 
> (I like GUI's don't sue me) so it would be nice if it just updated 
> itself without asking

cron-apt can do that, but beware ... I would rather set it up to
download all updates (default?) and send a mail about it.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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