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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.
Mar
1
comment Fonts broken in Libre/Open Office Math
Under the Format tab, there's a "fonts" entry. Does it reflect fonts you have available? Alternatively, have you loaded the Liberation fonts (the defaults) from the same source you downloaded LibreOffice?
Feb
24
comment Have a different style set in different sections of the same Word document
If you keep the separately formatted sections in different files, there are Word add-ins that claim to retain the formatting. Using Word to merge them directly will mess up the formatting.
Feb
22
comment Logging incoming SCP connection
sshd has several logging options. It will reread that config file (if you change it) when it receives SIGHUP. The config file includes a LogLevel option, or the command line allows -d (for debug level) and -E <file> (for log file). See the sshd man page for more details
Feb
22
comment How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login
Using adduser lets you put the chage command in /usr/local/sbin/adduser.local. You can also set the age field in /etc/shadow to 0 directly. useradd is the "low level utility," intended to be used in conjunction with other commands.
Feb
21
comment How can I keep a reference version of a computer?
I believe the concept you're looking for is a "backup".
Feb
19
comment how to get IP history of an network connected computer
Your DHCP server should have the logs.
Feb
17
comment bash: adding a common string to files found with wildcards
I'd probably copy the files to a local directory, the mv them out with the new name.
Feb
13
comment How do I save a string of numbers from an ongoing command to a list in a shell script?
did you notice the pipe character in the front? Just add on the end of your xev pipeline
Feb
12
comment How do I save a string of numbers from an ongoing command to a list in a shell script?
| while read kk; do echo "xdotool keydown $kk && xdotool keyup $kk &&"; done; echo true
Feb
8
comment Are CPU clock ticks strictly periodic?
The variance is not a function of the CPU, it's more related to the motherboard, temperature fluctuations, etc. How much accuracy do you need, over what period?
Jan
22
comment Open terminal with telnet from command
What are you actually trying to do, after you have the telnet session open? Might there be a way to accomplish that more directly (almost certainly yes)
Jan
6
comment HP Hard drive swap problems
@Stacy If you want to copy the data, you can copy that from drive to drive.
Jan
6
comment HP Hard drive swap problems
@BenjiWiebe Yes, it violates the license. OP could do a fresh install with the dm4's license and be OK for Microsoft. Different CPUs, chassis, etc can have different license terms and fees. If you want to argue, do so with Microsoft - it's their terms.
Jan
6
comment Recover Previous Computer Names
If you want to keep a record, whatever script/program is changing the name can keep a log
Dec
29
comment Is there a yum command line switch to be informed whether a reboot is necessary after updating?
Shared library, non-kernel updates will apply to newly started processes but existing processes will still use the old library (which file they have open, whether it still has a directory entry or not).
Dec
27
comment How to change the partition scheme
Step 1: do a full backup. Step 1A: test backup. Step 2: repartition. Step 3: restore, if needed
Dec
25
comment files different on removable hard drive in linux
Check on the partitioning and filesystem format (you said "I think" NTFS) for the external drive.