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Installing GNU Prolog on Mac OS X (getting a Bus Error)

Just installed gnu prolog on Mac OS X 10.4 but it is not working. When I go: % ./gprolog Bus error Anyone have any ideas?
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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gnu tree: downloading and installing on linux account with no root access?

I would like to download and install (compile) gnu tree on linux machine with no root access, but Googling GNU tree doesn't even give me a page where to download it to. Anyone?
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Can I use gnu grep to search for unmatched parens (and similar)?

I write text files in the MoinMoin Wiki markup language in a text editor (emacs). When I mis-place one of the special tags my whole page gets mangled with the wrong formatting -- or worse. I always ...
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Where to put the GPG keys in $HOME/.gnupg?

I run OpenSuse 11.4 and KDE 4.6. I installed Thunderbird and Enigma. Thunderbird is the following version: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 SUSE/3.1.7 ...
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Windows port of jwhois?

Other than UnxUtils or GnuWin32, does anyone know of any Windows ports of the GNU jwhois utility? UnxUtils contains a very old version (2.4.1) that no longer works properly, and GnuWin32 crashes ...
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A good list of command line *nix like apps for windows?

I'm looking for a list of command line *nix like apps for windows. I suppose gnuwin32 is a good idea, and cygwin... Each give a good list. any other ideas? I know sometimes there are good programs ...
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Grep log for certain word only if followed by another word

I have a log file with entries like the following: Input php notice bob php notice winner php notice blah winner php notice asfsdf test php erro)r bob ...
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GNU find: Disable the error when 'find' finds no matches

I've got a setup where I need to use 'find' to find 0 or more files in a certain directory, however, 'find' always produces an error when there are no files that match a certain check. Is it possible ...
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Receive shutdown broadcast notification in desktop (GNU/Linux, Gnome)

When # shutdown +5 is run all the terminals (including pseudo terminals) are sent broadcast messages saying system is about to go down. Is it possible for user to receive this in the form of OSD ...
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sort by word length in Nth column

I've got a column file like this: 1 1 1 AKSDFJADFKASDJFAK 2 1 1 ADKLCJASDLKCJDLACKADCJLKDACJADS 3 1 2 AKLJDFHALKDJFHLKJSDKSDFHAKJFDHAKFHJAKFJ And I would like to sort the entries by the fourth ...
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How to install and use GNU unifont in cygwin on Windows7?

I'm using GNU unifont on FreeBSD and would like to have the same font available under Windows7 in a cygwin terminal. My attempts to install GNU unifont for general use (so it would be available in ...
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GNU sort and git blame

Today I thought I was doing a simple operation: git blame file | sort -k 3 To get all the lines of file sorted by the date on which they were last changed. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be ...
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What is the character used to indent the Make file rule recipe?

I am using gnu make and in a Makefile I have, I see below rule. I want to add a similar rule with a recipe, but when I add a rule and its receipe on the next line by giving a tab or space for the ...
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May I use code from GNU (2.0) licensed open-sourced SW for commercial purposes

My case exactly. I need to implement a feature in a Wordpress theme. Found a GNU licensed plugin for Wordpress which does that. Am i allowed freely to copy and modify those code parts and incorporate ...
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What is a Makefile.inc?

I have a basic questions as to if some Makefile includes a Makefile.inc. Generally what commands/configurations/rules go into the Makefile.inc ? Any pointers would be useful. thank you. -AD
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Get man page for different implementation of same command?

On SunOS man grep gives me the man page for the SunOS grep but grep --version says it's grep (GNU grep) 2.5. How do I get the man page for GNU grep?
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What alternatives to SSH do GNU users use?

I have heard that SSH was originally for BSD. Is this correct? And what alternatives to SSH do GNU users use? Or do people just not use GNU for SSH or an SSH type application?
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How do I add color syntax highlighting to GNU emacs?

I have two versions of emacs available to me on a locked workstation: $ /usr/local/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 22.3.1 $ /usr/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 21.4.1 In both cases, my terminal type ...
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GNU License restrictions. Can I write and distribute/sell programms for Linux? [closed]

How does the GNU license work? I understand, that I am not allowed to do some modifications to Linux, then compile it, put it in CD and start selling or distributting without source code, right? But ...
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How short a time can time (the Linux program) measure?

I'm just wondering what the limits for time are. I have a program that always takes exactly 20 ms, so I assume this is the lowest it can measure, but I want to see if there's some sort of ...
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Why doesn't “find -print0” work in Cygwin under Vista?

I'm writing a simple shell script: find datafiles/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum > datafiles.md5 In Cygwin under Vista, it just sits there and nothing happens. It works fine on Linux. What ...
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GNU find with -exec rm removes matches, then complains they don't exist

I have a /domains directory in which I have entries such as theawesomesite.com 0.2.v.theawesomesite.com 0.3.v.theawesomesite.com And after testing 0.3, I'll set the main domain to alias the new ...
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Call but not download a page with wget

I was wondering if there was any argument that allowed me to use wget and "call" a page, but without downloading the page. The problem is that when you call wget on a page, it downloads it to the ...
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Best way to get 'linux command line tools' on Windows

I'd like to download the basic stuff like 'rm -rf'. I used to just download cygwin, but are binutils or some other alternative better (if all I need are the truely basic stuff ... I'm trying to think ...