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bio website stonehenge.com/merlyn
location Portland, OR
age 52
visits member for 4 years, 10 months
seen May 28 at 18:10

Me!


Jun
28
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Commentator
May
2
comment What is the general consensus on “Useless use of cat”?
Yeah, it's partly because of how easy it is to type that that I invented the UUOC.
Jan
29
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
17
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
17
comment How do I remove a file in Linux whose name looks like it's ONLY a hyphen, as in “-”
perl -e 'unlink grep { print "remove $_? "; <STDIN> =~ /y/i } glob "*"'
Oct
6
awarded  Teacher
Aug
24
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
I'm an idiot. :) I see it now.
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
pushd and popd are not available in all shells.
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
"j" is clearly shell specific. You didn't say that.
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
Only on a shell that understands aliases and functions. Not all do.
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
Which shell? that makes a huge difference.
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
Keep in mind this really depends on the shell you're using, and since you didn't specify, it'd be hard to give the non-existent "portable" answer.
Apr
5
answered How do I reorder tmux windows?
Oct
29
awarded  Supporter
Oct
29
comment How to disable Snow Leopard's Terminal annoying dialog before opening ssh:// links?
It's not lame at all. Do you really want a link to potentially reveal your valid username to a third party without your awareness? Maybe you'd be happier on windows, where they err on the side of insecurity. And look where that gets you. :)
Oct
4
awarded  Autobiographer