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Jan
3
comment Does “chmod 777 .* -R” chmod parent directories (..)?
You can echo .*, if .. is included in the output, it's probably not the result you're looking for.
Jan
3
comment Does “chmod 777 .* -R” chmod parent directories (..)?
Not sure what your intended result is. If you want to chmod everything from the current directory and down, the chmod -R 777 ., if you want to only . prefixed directories via find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -name '.*' this would still include ., also the .* expands based upon your $SHELL, not all shells will expand .* to . and ...
Dec
31
comment Why does CHKDSK run everytime I boot my Windows 7 machine?
Possibly related to your issue is certain software software have caused Windows7 CHKDSK to run too often. Antivir had issues recently - pcpro.co.uk/news/security/353734/…
Dec
30
revised Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)
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Dec
30
comment Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)
You can pick / on POSIX, and : on DOS filesystems. There are illegal characters for different filesystems that you can pick for the IFS. Anything more complicated and you're better off using perl.
Dec
30
revised Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)
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Dec
30
answered Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)
Dec
30
comment Why was my system able to sleep without power?
Hybrid sleep appears faster because it sleeps first, then carries out the Hibernate after. Think of Hybrid Sleep like Async I/O and Hibernate as Sync I/O. Hibernate needs to confirm memory is written out before it acknowledges that it is complete, Hybrid sleep can sleep first, then spool out the Hibernate to disk while sleeping.
Dec
29
comment Is there a way to escape keyboard focus from adobe flash?
There is even a bounty on the fix - fossfactory.org/project/p81
Dec
29
comment Is there a way to escape keyboard focus from adobe flash?
I'll admit this is one of the most annoying features of most flash pages, when my default Firefox shortcuts no longer work due to some flash app.
Dec
29
comment Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
To start collection of stats "echo 1 > /proc/timer_stats", which you can put at the start of your init cycle.
Dec
29
answered Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Dec
29
answered Is there a hotkey for paste in ubuntu emacs?
Dec
29
revised Is there a way to make google chrome (running under ubuntu) open fullscreen by default?
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Dec
29
answered Is there a way to make google chrome (running under ubuntu) open fullscreen by default?
Dec
28
answered General: Best way to deal with cleartext password? Specific: Cygwin/email/bash
Dec
28
comment Make windows not remember network password?
On Windows 7 the vault interface can be found via typing manage network passwords or credential manager into the search box in the Start Menu.
Dec
28
revised Make windows not remember network password?
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Dec
28
comment Is there a queue copy program available for windows (7)?
Teracopy works well for me on both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7.
Dec
28
answered Is there an open source alternative to Vector Magic?