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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] After this mornings update, my graphics menu is empty

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2018 18:01:39 -0500
On 08/07/2018 09:52 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 August 2018 01:18:03 David C. Rankin wrote:
>> On 08/06/2018 01:24 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> Didn't that use to be kbuildcycoca or similar to restore that
>>> stuffs?
>> kbuildsycoca --noincremental
>> Then log out/log in. Though I'm not sure how much of the xdg_menu it
>> touches, but it should sort out any kmenuedit issues with locally
>> added entries.
> And as usual, oldtimers (I'm 83) at work, I forgot the logout/login 
> part. :(  Still haven't done it. My working system starts most as me, a 
> whole bunch of stuff after I login, and it takes me 5+ minutes to get 
> everything restarted. A common shell history is a problem, each terminal 
> _and_ tab should have its own history, but they don't. So I have to 
> search thru the common to all history to find what I was previously 
> running in _this_ workspace and _this_ tab.  With a months uptime right 
> now, thats a llllloooooonnngg history file. ;-)


  I have a dcop script that restores my konsole session and restores the
connections to the remote hosts when I launch it. I have 5 local tabs open and
5 remote. History file does get quite lengthy, and it has always been
frustrating that all local history from the 5 local tabs all ends up one
histfile (and then only if you exit gracefully)

  Above that, I keep 40K of entries in my histfile config in ~/.bashrc, e.g.

export HISTFILESIZE=40000
export HISTSIZE=40000
export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth:erasedups
export HISTIGNORE=' *:&'

  I cheat too, I have a short function aliased to 'hist' in my .bashrc as well,

showhist() {
    [ -z "$1" ] && { printf "usage:  hist <search term>\n"; return 1; }
    history | grep "$1"
    return 0

  That allows a simple 'hist term' at the command line to find what I'm
looking for with minimal typing :)

  I looked further and kbuildsycoca should sort out the xdg_menu entries, it
also has a '--menutest' option as well that preforms the abbreviated check of
the menu setup.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.