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Apr
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comment How can I identify non-ASCII characters from the shell?
He said he wanted to do that replacement manually. Perhaps the most appropriate replacement is context-dependent.
Apr
24
answered Vim hangs on escape
Feb
24
answered Man pages in Linux
Oct
26
answered Sticky bit and chattr
Sep
4
comment Naming confusion : Why it is not called Decoding but Encoding in every browser?
Each document has a property called its Encoding and this option allows you to override that property. Some operations such as saving a page to disk may just write the name of the encoding and not actually decode anything.
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered find command unpredictable behaviour?
Jun
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answered Same path on both Windows and Linux?
Mar
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comment Why does my Firefox web browser consume CPU around 30-40%?
See also superuser.com/questions/6046/…
Mar
9
comment “Target filesystem doesn't have sbin/init” after cloning boot disk with dd
Without noerror it will stop copying when it sees an error. With noerror but not sync it will skip over the input block that is in error but then all of the blocks after that will be written to the wrong place (one block earlier). conv=noerror,sync will write a block of zeros for every error block to keep input & output synchronized.
Mar
9
comment “Target filesystem doesn't have sbin/init” after cloning boot disk with dd
Did you use dd conv=noerror,sync?
Feb
23
comment How do I backup DVDs and Blu-rays to my Mac?
See also superuser.com/questions/85987/…
Jan
13
answered Mac Terminal error
Jan
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comment Can't delete a directory on external drive (OS X)
Probably the readonly attribute is set. I'm not sure if there is a way to change that flag on a directory from the Mac.
Dec
15
comment Are there undeleteable files in Linux?
That usually means that the file name is listed in the directory, but it could not access its inode. It might have a bad inode number in the directory or the inode on the disk may have been corrupted.
Dec
11
comment Is there a tool like fs_usage that will show the specific bytes being read or written?
There is no ktrace on my OS X 10.6 system. It was replaced by dtrace in 10.5. support.apple.com/kb/TA24816
Nov
25
answered How can Mac OS X save details about the URL from which a file has been downloaded?
Nov
9
comment How do people create DVDs which have more data that it allows
Single layer max capacity is 4.7 GB (4.37 GiB) but dual layer max capacity is 8.54 GB (7.95 GiB).
Oct
31
comment Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?
If you are using Spaces, Ctrl + arrow by default switches spaces.