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A long time programmer with lots of IBM and supplier-to-IBM experience using C/C++, Rexx, APL/2, assembler. Finally excaped from the Blue-o-sphere to work in the transportation industry creating firmware for gate access systems for containerized freight yards.

Translation: tons of not-the-way-anybody-else-does-it software development and experience writing software that lives somewhere between BIOS and applications. I've probably written well over a million lines of Rexx, my favorite language. And I am also an opinionated snob about editors. Them what aren'tderived from Xedit or look like VisualSlickEdit are junk.


Dec
11
comment How to add an X11 Core font on RHEL6
Well, no, not as far as I know. I just used the words given to me by someone else. I want the old X11 fonts like "fixed" of "-misc-fixed-medium-r---20-200-75-75----" except with the 200 more like 300. Sorry for the confusion.
Dec
11
asked How to add an X11 Core font on RHEL6
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
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asked Is there a Linux cursor that has a (semi-transparent) Halo
Nov
11
comment How to Create a Filesystem on Dynamic-sized Virtual Drive - VirtualBox on Windows 7 Host, Ubuntu Guest
Thanks to both of you. It was 0 bytes long and gparted was a big help. Problem fixed.
Nov
11
asked How to Create a Filesystem on Dynamic-sized Virtual Drive - VirtualBox on Windows 7 Host, Ubuntu Guest
May
23
comment How do I show the real current directory in my bash prompt, not the symlink
So, any idea why the strange behaviour?
May
23
comment How do I show the real current directory in my bash prompt, not the symlink
@glennjackman I found a typo in your command string. You need a \ in front of the $ at the end. Thus: PROMPT_COMMAND='PS1="\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]$(pwd -P)\[\033[00m\]\$ "'. Without it, text entered on the command line wraps back to the beginning of the line at around position 80 with no linefeed, then clobbers everything in the prompt and the beginning of the command text, then continues past col 80 and wraps as usual to the next line. Weird. What is $ with no following text?
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accepted How do I show the real current directory in my bash prompt, not the symlink
May
22
comment How do I show the real current directory in my bash prompt, not the symlink
I tried your idea. It didn't work for me. The prompt stays as it was in the directory where I set PS1. In other words, if I export PS1="\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]$(pwd -P)\[\033[00m\]$" in /home/wmiller/a/b/c then cd ~, I still see user@host:/home/wmiller/a/b/c$. Leaving out the double-quotes really does strange things, so that's not it.
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asked How do I show the real current directory in my bash prompt, not the symlink
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revised Can I have Graphics on Linux without a desktop manager?
typos
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asked Can I have Graphics on Linux without a desktop manager?
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asked Installing Kernel 3.5.1 breaks boot up