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Apr
20
comment Start a program using cmd without its gui opening?
Depends on the program
Feb
17
awarded  Self-Learner
Feb
4
comment How do I add 1 year to a specific date once that date has passed?
Assumptions about time periods will usually work most of the time. They will fail, Murphy assures us, at the worst possible instant. Most days have 24 hours, but most locales have one 23 and one 25 hour day a year; most years have 365 days but some have 366, etc. Whatever time you gain by the convenient assumption will be lost in debugging errors months later.
Jan
14
comment Safely open suspicious email
@corsiKa I realized I was at the edge of flamewar territory, but couldn't resist the first pun. Say, WINCE is to Phone as Multiplan is to Excel. Oh wait, I mentioned Multiplan... sorry.
Jan
14
comment Safely open suspicious email
@corsiKa I WINCEd at your comment and was going to post a list, but decided not to start.
Nov
7
comment Block and char device over network on linux
AT&T's Remote File Sharing (RFS) provided this capability (complete Unix file system semantics, including sharing special files, over the network). NFS proved more popular, and RFS stopped appearing in Solaris after 2.3. I don't know of any LInux ports or continuing development. I think you'll find this is easy to do 90% and very difficult to to the last 10%.
Oct
20
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment Is there a database that speaks pure SQL?
I believe all the DB engines provide extensions to SQL, but all (or most) handle all ISO SQL statements.
Jul
8
awarded  linux
Jun
24
comment Is the Modem's MAC Address Public?
Default MAC addresses are unique, but MAC addresses can be changed on the fly. Some network protocols (e.g., DECNet) set MACs directly. Some topologies work better if all interfaces on a given host have the same MAC. MACs on the wire are not unique. Look up SIOCSIFHWADDR.
Jun
23
comment Is the Modem's MAC Address Public?
Nor are MAC addresses unique
May
22
comment Is Tar a suitable archiving solution for numerous backups of data from the same folder?
If you have a single tar archive file to which you make numerous updates, the changed files are appended to the archive, rather than replacing their earlier versions.
May
14
comment Running a computer without Integrated Graphics or Dedicated GPU
You'd need a text-only browser (e.g., lynx). Y'know, there are actually computers outside the Windows/Mac model. You may have heard of things called "terminals"?
May
3
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
comment What type of connector is on this NAS-like storage device?
Might you ever need a console connection to the storage box, say to configure new or replacement disks?
Apr
23
comment What type of connector is on this NAS-like storage device?
Yes, it's the same connector as used for most phone lines. That's why they were used: cheap and readily available. What the vendor and model of your "NAS kind of box?" They'll probably have the documentation.
Apr
23
answered What type of connector is on this NAS-like storage device?
Apr
13
comment Use of variables withing singlequotes, CSH
recommendation: use sh/ksh/bash for scripts. Csh has inconsistencies in command line parsing in different points, and it leads to lengthy and frustrating debugging
Mar
26
comment Find text and replace paragraph as a style
Can you have the regex match the entire paragraph?
Mar
8
comment remove <200b> character from text file
Depending on how "huge" the text file is, some text editors won't work on it.