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9:12 AM
@Arcanis-TheOmnipotent I am now.
 
 
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12:36 PM
Does anyone know why PDF files can't be uploaded to SE?
This should be removed from the imagemagick in Bullseye - stackoverflow.com/a/59193253/350713
 
@FaheemMitha I think the "upload" feature is really "upload to imgur" and I suspect imgur only accepts images (excluding PDFs). Just guessing.
 
@JeffSchaller Converting is a drag, and the results typically look terrible.
Hmm, actually, I guess I should use TeX to convert it, then it would probably look better.
See the bottom of this answer, for example.
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A: Read YAML field from LaTeX

Faheem MithaSee the example below using LYAML (https://github.com/gvvaughan/lyaml), tested on Debian 11 (bullseye). Some notes: You need the LYAML (LibYAML binding for Lua) Lua library (see https://github.com/gvvaughan/lyaml), and the POSIX Lua library (see https://github.com/luaposix/luaposix). These corre...

 
paste it into Microsoft Word, take a screenshot, then upload that ;)
 
12:51 PM
@JeffSchaller that’s the wrong way round! take a screenshot, paste it into Word, and email the .docx
 
gah, I always get that backwards; thanks
 
or print it and then scan it or take a photo
or better yet, display it on your phone and scan your phone
for extra bonus points, fax it
 
fax.imgur.com
 
I thought faxes were obsolete.
 
my ISP provides me with a virtual fax number
 
12:53 PM
we got a request to fax a covid test result back to school
 
The past is alive in the present. Outside, dinosaurs roam.
 
Tyrannosaurus Fax
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1:26 PM
i am banned :(
 
2:07 PM
If you are referring to MSE, you are just suspended for one week. Nobody here can know more details, that's up to the mods of MSE.
 
 
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3:24 PM
If only he were omniscient...
 
3:39 PM
@AndrasDeak Who, Arcanis?
Yes, that would be handy. He could tell us the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. I, for one, would be most interested.
I mean, what is up with all those Galaxies?
 
3:57 PM
@ilkkachu Do you think that cobbling something together from the Lua posix library would work? I don't understand the issues here properly, but there a few answers on SO which seem to suggest that.
@ilkkachu I updated the question slightly. The functions runs as written, but I added an explicit call to it.
I don't get the Lua people, I must say. Who would be hurt if they had a Lua equivalent of subprocess? But apparently they think different.
> To actually capture both the stdout and stderr, one would usually connect both to pipes (or whatever) before launching the external command.
 
@FaheemMitha to be precise: Arcanis - The Omnipotent
 
I'm generally very sketchy how Unix does its thing. But when one is forking, the forked process i.e. the child (in this case, Bash, I suppose) would have pipes attached with it to pass stdout and stderr to whoever was interested? What are these called in subprocess (just as a reference point)?
@AndrasDeak To give him (or her) his or her full title.
 
Python's subprocess talks about pipes
stdin and stdout, which can be piped to/from, more like
 
Is that the std in or stdout corresponding to the forked process? E.g. Bash?
 
4:22 PM
If I understand the question then yes
 
 
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6:50 PM
Random link: LWN: Lua and Python
 
7:37 PM
@FaheemMitha There is an example in man pipe
 

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