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Apr
25
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
Shouldn't mount -a unmount and remount as well?
Apr
24
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
Same thing I'm afraid with exec: operation not permitted.
Apr
22
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
@David here is the fstab entry: //192.168.56.1/www /mnt/www cifs username=www,password=xxx,rw,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
Apr
22
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
@David I don't know what to try or how to do this, that's precisely why I'm asking the question :)
Apr
22
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
For information, I'm trying to install a PEAR package for PHP over Composer, and the script fails because its PHAR package installer tries to chmod() some files. The exact error is: Extraction from phar "..." failed: Cannot extract "package.xml" to "...", setting file permissions failed.
Apr
22
comment Allow chmod on CIFS mount
@David Again I don't have control over the tool, which I believe is programmed in C, and makes calls to the system's chmod() function. @ernie It bails out when the file permissions are (trying to be) modified, and does not complete.
Nov
7
comment How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?
@Ramhound Finally got it to work with your method, thank you! I also realized that the metro version was not using the same account as the desktop version (one of them was using a live: prefix in front of the email address), and this is why the fullscreen version didn't work: it simply had no credit. Please add your method as an answer and I'll accept it :)
Oct
24
comment How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?
Oh, I might just have uninstalled the desktop version then! How do you specifically uninstall the metro version?
Oct
24
comment How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?
@Ramhound I'd be happy to do that, but I've followed some instructions to uninstall Skype and reinstall what was thought to be the desktop application only, but unfortunately it reinstalled both versions...
Oct
2
comment Temporarily override DNS settings in Chrome
I guess that's not exactly what I'm looking for, but thanks anyway for mentioning it!
Sep
23
comment Temporarily override DNS settings in Chrome
To test a new application on my clone environment while using the same domain name. I guess the same domain name is my problem!
Sep
23
comment Temporarily override DNS settings in Chrome
I understand. My question is rather is it possible to temporarily FAKE the DNS for Chrome, just for a few seconds?
Sep
23
comment Temporarily override DNS settings in Chrome
@MDMoore313 I've read some stuff about very low TTL not always being respected by some implementations, and I was looking for something instant!
Jul
29
comment How to create a hosts file shortcut with administrator privileges?
Thanks! Best solution if you have the Administrator account enabled.
Jul
29
comment How to create a hosts file shortcut with administrator privileges?
Works, thanks! Missing a backslash after %SYSTEMROOT% though, and I can't edit your post without editing at least 6 chars.
Jul
29
comment How to create a hosts file shortcut with administrator privileges?
Elegant solution, but: 1/ I don't understand what you mean with Open a new text file, did you mean New shortcut? 2/ I don't use the Administrator account unfortunately, and indeed this doesn't work with my user account (even though I have the privileges to run as administrator).
Mar
26
comment Disable the login screen on CentOS 6
I'm using the default GUI: Gnome!
Sep
5
comment Backup the Windows user folder in the cloud?
Thanks for your answer. The biggest limitation from the link you provided is that it does not sync Outlook PST files, which for me is a blocker.
Feb
3
comment How to know which RAM slots are in use in a Macbook Pro?
You were right, 2x2GB. I wanted to be sure however, Oliver's suggestion confirmed it.
Jan
12
comment VirtualBox network configuration
Excellent solution, thanks! Host-only + NAT is exactly what I was looking for.