4 Jun

Weekly Update 104: Programming coverage status update

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Hello contributors,

As you may know, we're currently concentrating on improving our Instant Answers (IAs) for programmers, and we're delighted to see people joining in and updating the programming IA coverage table. This week we did some spring cleaning, getting rid of out-of-date information and fixing the status for some IAs. The way we're monitoring progress is not perfect — each IA is very different in what it covers — but taking a rough count about 34% of boxes show partial or full coverage.

A big thank you to everyone who's been helping so far! Every week we see nice comments on social media about our Instant Answers, boosting our motivation to make them even better. And of course, it's not too late to join in :-)

As well as creating new Instant Answers, here are some other ways to help out...

5-minute Fixes

Weekend Warriors

IAs for Adoption

The following Instant Answers are looking for a maintainer. If you'd like to step forward, please create an issue on GitHub using the button at the bottom of each IA page.

Quick Tip

Remember we talked about using aliases to fix typos recently? (It's here if you missed it). Well here's another typo tip, this time using shopt. It's a built-in BASH command, short for "shell options", and contains this gem:

shopt -s cdspell

Running this command doesn't seem to do anything at first, but when you then move directories using cd, it will try to fix any spelling mistakes you make. For example, all of these

cd Documnets

cd Document

cd Dcuments

will be understood and you'll be moved to the Documents directory. Pretty cool, huh? Don't forget, you'll need to add the shopt -s cdspell command to your .bashrc or .bash_profile file for this to work every time you open the terminal.

That's all for now — have a great weekend!

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Good news, finally !

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i hav joined duck.co for instant answer my queries.

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Thanks very much SKGupta! We're happy to help out if you have any questions.

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