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Apr
10
comment I am a victim of the Petya ransomware. Is there a solution to decrypt my disk?
Looks like it's not a rep grab but publicity for the exploit, which is by the OP himself. I wouldn't begrudge it, it looks non-trivial and potentially useful :-)
Mar
19
comment Move a program started in GNU screen out to another terminal
Disconnecting a process is fairly straightforward-- it's a question of setting process groups (with disown or at a lower level) so that no SIGHUP will be sent when the parent process is dies. Reconnecting i/o is another thing altogether-- that's where the debugger comes in.
Mar
8
comment Office Word. How to open the same document in separate windows?
I don't know if it's age or OS, but on OS X (Word:Mac 11) it's also in the Window menu.
Dec
8
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Dec
4
comment Can email spoofing be prevented?
She won't stop getting anything. As I said, she should continue monitoring incoming messages but send email from a new address. And she should email everyone to tell them the compromised address is obsolete-- then they can direct emails from that address straight to their spam folder, if they want.
Dec
4
answered Can email spoofing be prevented?
Nov
19
comment Recover Word documents from computer lab PC when source (USB) drive no longer exists?
Depending on how important the documents are, there are various forensics-style approaches for recovering parts of them from the hard drive. Unless there's a lot of money involved, it's almost certainly not worth it. School papers you wrote yourself probably are not, even if they represent days of work. I'd think about who you may have mailed some of the files to, etc.
May
9
comment Why does my script omit leading whitespace in console output?
Not only can you put quotes around $*, the variant $@ was specifically created to expand into separate words when quoted: "$@" can be several arguments, "$*" is always just one. echo is one of the few commands where it makes no difference.
Mar
3
comment How can I identify malware containing Chrome extensions in Linux?
Just a note, you don't need to disable your extensions one at a time. Disable half of them for a few days, and soon enough you'll have narrowed the field by half (unless you have more than one infected extension).
Feb
17
comment My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?
@BlueBerry, I recommend you accept the one that, in your opinion, gives you the most useful advice. The problem you described has a social aspect, so you're not constrained to "accept" a technical solution. It's your choice. (I think my own preference is clear ;-))
Feb
17
comment My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?
It's unfortunate that the highest-voted answer, although confirmed by several mods as being on-topic, is now locked and cannot be upvoted; while the technical solution, which many of us obviously believe to be missing the point, is still open for voting. Just saying.
Feb
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Oct
16
comment Why is emacs not running (set-face-attribute …) in init.el, even though the rest of the buffer is executed?
Although your init.el is not overwriting it, it could still be having no effect. Perhaps set-face-attribute is a per-buffer property? (This is all from memory). You could try putting the command in a hook that gets executed later.
Sep
30
comment Extract Mobile Numbers from text file Starting with 0300 or 0321. Like 0300-XXXXXXX, 0321-XXXXXXX
If you are on Linux or OS X, use egrep '^03' numbers.txt > mobiles.txt. If you're on Windows, clarify that in your question or download one of the many grep-lookalikes (e.g., grepWin might be able to do it). And read up on regular expressions, they have many uses.
Sep
27
comment Extract Mobile Numbers from text file Starting with 0300 or 0321. Like 0300-XXXXXXX, 0321-XXXXXXX
If you'd like to do this in Excel, edit your question to say so specifically. (You say "text file", which is a very different thing). There might be an excel search that'll do it for you (I wouldn't know).
Sep
27
answered Extract Mobile Numbers from text file Starting with 0300 or 0321. Like 0300-XXXXXXX, 0321-XXXXXXX
May
22
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May
17
comment How do I perform commands in another folder, without repeating the folder path?
@Olivier, what makes you think brace expansion is not portable? Which shell do you have in mind that does not support it?
Apr
7
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