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Dec
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comment Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine
Right now I am unclear on what programs are running on which machines; what hardware is connected to each machine; and what shells are running (directly or by ssh) on which machines. So the advice below is necessarily general. If you want better advice you'll have to be very specific. Try listing the machines by name and purpose and telling us what shell you open on which machines.
Dec
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Dec
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answered Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine
Dec
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Dec
17
comment Making a directory on unix readable,writeable,executable by me and no one else?
@ppuschmann: Yeah, that was pretty unclear. Is the edit better?
Dec
17
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Dec
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answered Making a directory on unix readable,writeable,executable by me and no one else?
Dec
10
comment Linux less behavior and stderr
@cYrus: It occurs to me that the difference is probably the terminal we're using, as both my tests were in xterms (version 269) from the XQuartz 2.6.3. Indeed, the Mac OS 10.5 Terminal.app gets it "wrong" the first time then "right" subsequently. Huh? I guess that argues in favor of a buffering explanation, but I'm not going to try to figure it out any more.
Dec
10
comment Linux less behavior and stderr
Yeah, I opened a shell of Scientific Linux 5.3 box at work and got the expected behavior with bash 3.0.15 and less 382. Could there be a regression in there?
Dec
10
comment Linux less behavior and stderr
@cYrus: That works as expected for me, too. 'Course I tried in on a Mac OS box. Bash 3.2.17, less 394. Maybe something linux specific. In any case RedGrittyBrick's approach should work fine.
Dec
10
answered Linux less behavior and stderr
Dec
3
comment Transferring a large amount of data between continents
This comes up a lot in High energy physics. There was a time when the only cost-effective thing to do was write tapes and air freight them. Those days seem to be gone (for now, sometimes these things cycle) and a variety of internet based solutions are used.
Nov
28
answered sed parsing data: fields (words) separated with whitespace
Nov
28
comment sed parsing data: fields (words) separated with whitespace
sed may not be the best tool for this. Is ther a particular reason you don't want to use awk, or perl or something better suited?
Nov
27
comment What does 'make install' do?
My answer to stackoverflow.com/questions/528399/… gives a brief overview of the usual kinds of things done by make install steps from a programmers point of view.
Nov
27
comment Remove desktop environments cleanly
When you say "completely remove" do you include the underling libraries, and if so are you willing to lose those applications that rely upon those libraries without being integrated into the window-managers/desktops? Because tese things are delivered in a compoentized way, they can end up being deeply entangled with things that seemed separate. Indeed that is part of what distributions manage: the complex inter-relationships between various libraries, services and applications.
Nov
27
comment Mac OS X consumes so much memory
If you are not familiar with linuxatemyram.com, you should read it. Yes, it's for Linux, but the way of thinking about memory consumption applies to all unix-alike systems including Mac OS.
Nov
26
comment How to change the partition size without re-install the OS?
Not a programming question in any way. Better on SuperUser.com, but I believe that is has bee asked and answered there more than once already.
Nov
24
comment Is there something like Things for Windows?
It is helpful, when you are looking for an alternative to Foo to (1) say what Foo does (you can imagine a user reading this question who has the perfect solution, but has never heard of get things done...) and (2) provide a link to a more extensive resource. It would also help to say what features and interface elements you like. The better the question you right, the better your chances of getting good answers.
Nov
18
comment How do you disable the CAPS LOCK key “delay” on Mac OS X?
You remap the useless thing to control and relieve your emacs pinky in the bargin?