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How to use OR in a COUNTIF function when dealing with dates and “>” characters

I want to write a function whereby I could count a cell if it is blank OR greater than a date. This is a piece in what will be a much larger formula so looking to avoid a solution of ...
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Auto generated help vs installed help in PowerShell

I'm using PowerShell 4.0. Here is a snippet of the syntax of the Get-ChildItem command if the local help is not installed (PowerShell displays auto-generated help) : SYNTAX Get-ChildItem ...
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Can't start Apache 2 - Probably faulty SSL configuration

I followed this german tutorial to set up a Raspberry 2 Owncloud Server (connect.de/ratgeber/so-installieren-sie-owncloud-auf-einem-raspberry-pi-1540246.html) everything worked fine without any Errors ...
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Difference between '{}' and {} in find command?

In the documentation, I see usage both ways: find . -type f -exec file '{}' \; find repo/ -exec test -d {}/.svn -o -d {}/.git -o -d {}/CVS ; \
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Why do I sometimes have to double escape spaces in rsync paths?

When referring to paths with spaces, e.g. Steve Jobs, I can either backslash escape, or surround with quotes, when the path is the local directory: rsync Steve\ Jobs user@remote:/ or rsync "Steve ...
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schtasks - Why doesn't this work?

I type this into cmd or in a batch script: schtasks /change /RP user_password /TN "existing_task" /ST H:M If /ST H:M has two digits in the hour it says ERROR: The parameter is incorrect. If /ST ...
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How to run git pull command non-interactively?

I've the following find command which scans all previously cloned git repositories and pull them again: find $PWD -name .git -type d -print -execdir git pull -qv ';' The problem is that some of the ...
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Exclude a folder from search results in OneDrive web interface

Is it possible to exclude results from a single directory (branch) when searching for a filename in OneDrive web interface? If so what would the search query syntax be?
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How to use TextMate 2's Find “In” Regular Expressions?

Ok, here is a scenario, in pictures. OK, so searching all files looks in 333 files, and finds 614 matches. First result is alex/init.zsh. Fine. So I try to limit the scope a bit, with my logical ...
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Reference a cell with input from another cell

The final objective is to reference the last populated (higher row number) cell from a column (its value). I found a function that returns the row number of the last populated (higher row number) ...
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How to remove files using find's multiple -name parameter?

How to remove files, containing tilde in the filename or extension, recursively? For example, files of the vim, with the names like .my_file.c.un~? I'm using this find sequence for that: find . ...
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Sublime Text 3 Missing Extensions

I started using sublime text v3 and I'm having problems with some extensions. When I look for php/js/css/html extensions, they aren't listed in the extensions list. I reinstalled the program and ...
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Having trouble passing double quotes to dialog

I'm working on a script for automating audio recording, using the 'dialog' command to create an interactive menu to appropriately name channels. I've got a list of the channel names in an array. I ...
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How to use wildcards to find the years between 1900 and now

I want to know the number of times that any year from 1900 through the current year is mentioned in a Word file. I know how to use a wildcard expression to do this in two steps as follows: ...
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The correct way to use find prune

Facing the same problem as Why doesn't 'find' prune the way I think it should?, but that accepted answer doesn't work for me: Here are my files: $ find . . ./resources ...
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How do I add custom SYNTAX to OpenLDAP?

When defining an attribute in OpenLDAP, you have to provide a SYNTAX OID so OpenLDAP knows what kind of string it can accept for that attribute. How can I create a new SYNTAX for OpenLDAP?
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Vim: is it possible to add a modeline for :syntax sync fromstart in a file?

I'm writing a really long page to document a compiler and I was thinking that it would be nice if the doxygen highlighting would stick around. Only if I do a search to further down the file, it loses ...
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VBA Find and Replace Syntax Error

I have a find and replace for some html tags and also replacing pipes with break characters. I need to replace pipe with Chr13 and then replace Chr13 with Chr10 as a subsequent step - below is the VBA ...
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Concatenation in JS functions [closed]

First question here. I am doing Codecademy's JS basics course and have run into a question concerning concatenation in functions. I have: var greeting = function(name){ console.log("Hello, "+"" ...
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mysql Adding date/time stamp to file produced, or other method of automated file naming to keep resulting files unique

SELECT '"Part #"', '"Manu"', '"Qty"', '"partdesc"', '"Rohs status"' UNION all ( SELECT partno, manuf, qtyleft, partdesc, stfifo.ROHScompliance FROM stmaster, stfifo WHERE stmaster.internal ...
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Mysql- Changing file name to include date/time stamp when query is run

SELECT '"Part #"', '"Manu"', '"Qty"', '"partdesc"', '"Rohs status"' UNION all ( SELECT partno, manuf, qtyleft, partdesc, stfifo.ROHScompliance FROM stmaster, stfifo WHERE ...
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determine what changed the mapping of system command like dd - vim

This morning something, I suspect a function call, changed the mappings or actions for system commands like dd , e , j etc. dd moved horizontally, 'e' moved down a line and j and k moved horizontally ...
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Adding Markdown Sytnax recognition to NotePad++ via UserDefineLang.xml

I want to add MArkdown as a language to NotePad++. I've downloaded the UserDefineLang.xml file from this GitHub Project. As I understand it, I am supposed to simply copy the UserDefineLang.xml file ...
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When creating multiple new lines, Sublime only leaves indented the final the line I end up on, and not those above it

In Sublime, when you hit return, it auto-indents the new line, according to syntax. However, if I hit return more than once, going multiple lines down, the previous lines do not remain indented. They ...
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Autohotkey key sequence not detected (win-alt-enter) '#' and '!' getting ignored

I am trying to remap the MCE remote green button that sends win-alt-enter (confirmed same LWin, LAlt, and Enter being sent) to just the windows key (LWin is fine). I found #!Enter:: on several forums ...
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SED: syntax error at script.pl line 19, near “;$'”

I am using this command to delete multiple occurrences of a line in my script and it just works fine when I run it on the command prompt. However when I use this line in my perl script it throws an ...
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Vim syntax highlighting lost on single file

I have a strange thing happening on a single file. When I open the file under it's original name, the highlighting is lost (":syntax on" does nothing). But if I cp that file with another name and open ...
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Syntax highlighting for sql files on sublime text

I want to install syntax highlighting in my sublime text program for those extensions : .plpgsql .sql .plsql Somebody know how to do it ? I have installed some packages but there was no results. ...
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HTML - Historical or technical reason for target=“_blank” with underscore?

Until today I am wondering why target="_blank" has not become target="blank". I am sure the browsers could understand this as well. Are there any historcal or technical reasons for this decision / ...
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cat “input file is output file” while trying to combine multiple files into one

The plan was to collect all source lines of Java into one file, recursively: $ find . -name '*.java' | xargs cat >> all.java But there was an error: cat: ./all.java: input file is output ...
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How to run this command in CMD Windows

I' am not an expert in CMD. I want to reset my MySQL Database password. I saw articles online which only says to run the following command C:\\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqld-nt ...
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VIM - in colorscheme file, how to have different colours depending on what the syntax is?

I use VIM and I want I use my own customized slate colorscheme (slate-mine.vim). In slate-mine.vim, is there a way for me to do something like if syntax == django html then apply the following ...
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Vim region with keywords in syntax patterns

I need to create a custom vim region with determines classes and structs. The code, for example, syn region myCxxClass start="\(class\|struct\)\_[ \t]\+" end="}[^;]*;" transparent The patterns for ...
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What about this Forfiles command syntax is wrong?

I was attempting to issue the following FORFILES command, and I recieved an error that distressed me (listed after the command). C:\Windows\system32>FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages ...
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ksh double quotes and variables

It's a KSH problems. I have encounter some problems with variables and quotation marks today. Order doesn't matter, although i cannot read the scripts but only execute it. SomeScripts.sh ...
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wget ftp with credentials for a list of files

This SuperUser question isn't quite what I need. Is there a way to do something like this wget ftp://myname:longpassword@someipddress/images/ -i file_list.txt I want to use the same credentials and ...
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What are the specific names for the various username formats in Windows?

When windows users are prompted to enter their username, they can usually specify it in a variety of formats: username username@activedirectorydomain.example addomain\username What are the ...
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Syntax to create a file list

When I try to create a list of the files on a CD and to save it as a text file, something must be wrong with my syntax. Entering the command: gz@gcomputer:/media$ ls -aRl1 >> ...
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How do I make a batch file that looks exactly like a command prompt?

I want to make a batch file that, when run, looks and works exactly the same as a command prompt, except that I can do something with everything the user enters (e.g. logging it). How can I do this?
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emacs auto-complete behavior with underscores in python mode

In my .emacs I have the following line of code: (modify-syntax-entry ?_ "." python-mode-syntax-table) This is so that commands like forward-word and backward-kill-word stop at any underscores that ...
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How can I see the available Windows Search Filters?

I've often wondered how to use Windows Search Filters. The available documentation is extremely limited, but its potential uses are quite large. When I type something, the only search filters I see ...
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How do I pipe a list of numbers straight from the shell into a command?

How do I pipe a list of numbers straight from the shell into a command? For exampe something like this [1,2,3,4] | sort would give 1 2 3 4 EDIT: In response to the answers kindly posted so ...
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Commenting Highlighted code in Netbeans

Using the latest version of Netbeans and trying to use the toggle comment button to comment out only the highlighted text, but netbeans ends up commenting out the entire line of CSS code. Is there ...
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Vim: What do these short names / verbs like <leader>, <C-r> mean?

I'm using Vim for a while now, starting to like it more and more. But when searching for some new features that Vim has in it's goodie bag, I'm often slapped in the face with things like ...
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What does this crontab line do?

What does this crontab entry do? I'm thinking it means run the jobs.sh script every Monday at 11AM. Is this correct? 0 11 * * MON /home/username/jobs.sh
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Bash delete file when variable = x

I'm creating a bash script which reboots the system at each reboot it adds a new line to a text file, I then read the text file before each reboot. Once the variable holding the number of lines ...
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What causes a link to not go through after a user clicks on it?

I'm using Firefox in OS X on a MacBook. Lately, I've tried clicking some links on the Yahoo main page only to be redirected to a blank white page that says "Bad Syntax". Is this the link or the ...
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In a URL, what is // for? [closed]

Typically, when I see //, it's usualy following some protocol prefix like http: or ftp:. I have never seen it placed anywhere else. For example, http://www.google.com/ is a typical URL. However, ...
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Matching a number sequence in grep

So I'm trying to match a year number sequence with grep and this should be easy. I'm just a bit stumped that my simplistic regex isn't working. What I'm doing is running a tool which archives some ...
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Microsoft Word font changing based on Java syntax?

So I'm making my own study guide for the SCJA (Sun Certified Java Associate) exam. Basically what I am doing is Reviewing the stuff on the McGraw Hill study guide, and then Typing up notes about the ...