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Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

Jul
15
comment any emacs like tool while working via SSH
@Gopalakrishnan - Yes, I use emacs in a terminal all the time (macosx, fedora, ubuntu). It's probably the case that "apt-get install emacs" will install emacs so you can use it in both X and not-X.
Jul
13
comment Is it possible to change the transparency of an already open window in Mac OS X?
That is an interesting use of transparency. Cool. I do wonder, though -- if these texts are things you have on disk, or if you can pipe them or save them to disk, you could use a variety of diff tools for the same thing. There's "diff" at the unix command line; there's FileMerge which installs with the Apple XCode tools; there's the cross-platform DiffMerge program; and many others. Maybe this would be a more general solution, especially when your data doesn't fit on one screen?
Jul
1
comment ssh-agent and screen
The initscript idea is interesting -- basically, just start it at system startup for all users who want it? That could work. We don't have a lot of users who would care. Whether or not that's significantly better than not having a passphrase at all is an interesting question, since I suspect that means you'd only have to enter it once per machine restart. Hmm. Both that and the second suggestion rely on new terminal sessions being able to connect to the ssh-agent if it's already running. I'm not completely sure it's that easy, but I haven't tried yet. Thanks for the ideas!
Jul
1
answered 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
Jul
1
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
Sorry, I didn't see that. OK -- that clearly shows the URL is understood correctly, but is denied. In that case.. hmm, can't format this properly in a comment, see answer down below.
Jul
1
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
OK, just checking. What does the apache log say in the console (console.app)?
Jun
30
comment how to recover data splitted by split command
Even better, the files created by split will be processed in the correct order if you say "cat part* > file"
Jun
30
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but exactly what URL are you going to? I ask because the URL "/~myusername/index.html" is an odd one -- it should either be "~myusername/index.html", or it should be "localhost/~myusername/index.html";, or something similar. Simply starting from / and then adding ~myusername smells funny. In addition to (or instead of) answering that, you can go into Console.app (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app) and find the apache2 access_log and error_log. Pull that up, perhaps clear the display, and then re-try your URL to see what the error log tells you.
Jun
30
asked ssh-agent and screen
May
26
answered Joining text files with 600M+ lines
May
25
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May
25
comment copy/paste on MacOS gets 'Stuck'
How much is "a great deal of history"? Also, what is your Scrollback set to in Terminal Preferences? I see mine is set to 10,000 rows, but I don't know if that's self-entered or a default. I've seen MS Excel 2008 be cruelly slow to copy something into the Clipboard, but I've never seen this with Terminal.
May
12
comment terminal-window viewer for tab-delimited files in *nix?
Something like that is what I was thinking of when I said I could make a reformatter to replace tabs with spaces and pad. I will freely admit that your version is much more compact than mine would've been! Thank you!
May
12
comment terminal-window viewer for tab-delimited files in *nix?
That sounds very promising! It seems to have led me down the rabbit-hole of figuring out where to get sc, and why my Fedora installation isn't seeing all package upgrades, but that's not anyone else's problem. Thanks!
May
11
comment terminal-window viewer for tab-delimited files in *nix?
That worked pretty well -- until I got to the column that was somewhere between 40 and 200 characters. Spacing after that was confused, as you might imagine. But tab-settings + nowrap came close! I will have to remember that.
May
11
asked terminal-window viewer for tab-delimited files in *nix?
Apr
15
comment How can I download a file from a SSH session (without using sftp)
Also, if you're logged in and can somehow see that file remotely, can't you just copy it to /tmp temporarily, then scp (or sftp) it down?
Apr
13
comment Switching to open folders on a Mac
Just a note, cmd-` works for every Mac application to cycle through windows, not just the Finder.
Apr
10
comment can I make Excel always open a delimited text file with “text” translation?
That looks like a nice tutorial! Unfortunately, as part of it he steps through the Import Wizard and explicitly sets the column types, which is the part I was trying to automate, template-ize, or otherwise not have to do. Thank you, though!
Apr
9
answered Emacs: incremental search with rgrep and lgrep