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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 ...
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What bash < < syntax mean?

Ruby Version Manager (RVM) installed like so: bash -s stable < <(curl -s https://raw.github.com/wayneeseguin/rvm/master/binscripts/rvm-installer) I understand what first < mean (feeds bash ...
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eclipse non-extension file syntax highlight

Computer software question: I have bash files that have no extension. How can I have its syntax highlighted in Eclipse. I already have ShellEd installed. Thanks.
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Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?

I'm looking for the program that JSON, SQLite and other projects are using to create the diagrams used for their language syntax, if there is a particular program. All of the diagrams have a similar ...
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Custom gedit Syntax Highlighting for Dummies?

I want to make (have, actually) a custom syntax highlighting for gedit. There would be just a few different items: A line that begins with 2 tabs. ----- One color. A line that begins with 3 tabs. ...
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What is the difference between echo $BASH_VERSION and echo ${BASH_VERSION}?

I see a lot of ${VARIABLE} type syntax in scripts. What is the point of the braces?
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crontab day of week vs. day of month?

I added this to /etc/crontab on a few different linux & freebsd systems: # monthly reboot: 3rd Tuesday of every month 56 07 15-21 * 2 root /sbin/shutdown -r now I want a reboot on the 3rd ...
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How does calling a program in Windows XP from “Run…” with a colon argument work?

I noticed that a certain program works in a special way when sending an argument. The only way to send an argument is by clicking "Start -> Run..." and typing: [programname]:[argument] for e.g ...
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How can I tell what syntax and indentation rules Vim is using on a particular line?

For better or worse, PHP code often includes both HTML and Javascript. Getting Vim to indent it all correctly can be tricky. My .vimrc specifies that a tab should always be two spaces: set ...
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Only output header and summary with robocopy.exe

I'm using Robocopy and just want it to output the header and summary, hiding everything else. I've looked at the Robocopy syntax and have tried: /NC /NFL /NS /NDL /NP However I'm still getting this: ...
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Change only the user of a file

I have a textfile with name negin.txt in /home and did the following: Right click → Properties → Permissions → Advanced Permissions → Add Entry → Named User user:wwwrun Is ...
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How to set the default language in Notepad++ for Rails View files

Similar question to this but my question goes a step further. I'm developing in rails and would like Notepad++ to automatically use html formatting on files with the extension html.erb. For example ...
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What is the syntax of Apache's configuration files?

I'd like to know what the syntax of Apache's configuration files is. Particularly, quoting. Ive read this section: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/configuring.html#syntax And thought it left out a ...
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Extractor Information program by detecting syntactic patterns [closed]

I wonder if there is a program that helps you automatically extract information by setting syntactic patterns and save it in a base data.
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How to 'code collapse' wiki syntax on Notepad++ (or any other text editor)?

I'm familiar with Notepad++'s code collapse for certain programming languages but recently I've been working with a plain text file that uses with Wiki syntax. For example: ==Heading1== Content ...
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Launch VIM and show, or hide, row numbers

Background Control whether row numbers are displayed after vim starts (in a non-interactive mode). Problem A shell script contains the following code: echo Converting $1 to $1.html... NUMBERS="-c ...
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.bashrc reports unexpected EOF

I am trying to add some functions to my bashrc, namely: h () { history | fgrep $1 | sort -u | cut -b 8- } extract () { if [ -f $1 ] ; then case $1 in *.tar.bz2) tar xvjf $1 ;; ...
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Fix YAML syntax highlighting in VIM

The YAML syntax highlighting in Vim 7.3 isn't great. Putting an apostrophe in a line of text triggers quote highlighting even when there's no quote. The same thing happens in other files sometimes ...
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What's the syntax to add a calendar reminder from Google Command Line?

I've been using googlecl successfully to add events to my calendar. Things like: google calendar add "call Paul tomorrow at 8:30am" work great, and add the appropriate event t the right time. ...
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How to set syntax specific settings in my VIMRC?

I work with several languages and markups in vim every day (ruby, python, javascript, CSS, HTML, etc), and would like to have different settings for each buffer when I fire up my editor. How can I ...
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Make emacs show comments after } else {

This is best described on an example. Let's say you have the following C source file: if (something is true) { meh(); } else if (something else is true) { foo(); } else { // something even ...
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Checkbox in Mediawiki syntax?

Is there a way to insert an HTML checkbox in Mediawiki syntax? <input> doesn't appear on their list of blessed tags, so I can't just insert it. (FWIW, this is for a private documentation page ...
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Explanation of command to uppercase the first letter of a filename

I'm trying to learn to rename files with the command line, and after browsing around a lot of pages I finally found a command that uppercases the first letter of a file, but the problem is that I want ...
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how do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?

The man page states -C directory In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. However, tar does not change to the directory I specify, but instead reports ...
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How can I sort ls by owner and group?

How can I list directories with ls and sort them by their owner and group?
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How to grep a line start with “*” using grep

How can I use 'grep' to get lines start with '* ' in my file? I tried grep "*" myfile and grep "* " myfile but returns all the lines of my file.
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How to read Unix usage

I did some searching, but I cannot find documentation on how Unix usage works. I know something (mostly through trial and error) but, for example, how do I know that /usr/bin/ls ...
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In bash, how do I escape an exclamation mark?

I want to do something like bzr commit -m "It works!". I can sort of escape the exclamation mark by doing bzr commit -m "It works\!". However, then my commit message includes the backslash. How do I ...
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Print the file name with another extension (Batch-program)

Batch-program launchs with 1 parameter (full path to file) program.cmd "C:\Path\To\File\Filename.txt" Now, this program consists of 1 command: echo %1 And it just prints an argument: ...
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Automating Disk Cleanup on Windows using commandline

I am trying to run Disk Cleanup in the Command Prompt (and through a C# program) and so I went through all the available options from this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315246 Whilst I ...
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How is \$ being interpreted by grep?

When I write $ grep \$ then whatever I type on terminal, is matched and printed on terminal. How is \$ being interpreted?
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Ubuntu Crontab error

I want to list files at 12h01. How can I set my crontab to do this? pedro@Pedro-PC:~/PL/trab4$ crontab -l # 01 12 * * * ls -l
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Rotate screen using xrandr on Solaris 10

How do I call the xrandr command? I want to rotate my screen 90 deg. clockwise. Here is the usage: % xrandr -help usage: xrandr [options] where options are: -display <display> or -d ...
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Syntax for find on Mac OS X

I have a project directory that contains source code and subdirectories of source code. I want to use the Unix program find to search recursively for the names of files of certain extensions. The ...
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“Syntax” Highlight a flatfile

I've googled and looked and explored, but it seems most editors configurable syntax highlighting definitions are based on keywords and such. I need one that is based on columns and lines, basically ...
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What is the meaning of pri=42

When mounting a swap partition on Linux, what does the mount option pri=42 mean? fstab: /dev/hda1 swap swap pri=42 0 0