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Jul
21
comment How do I add a number at the end of every line in Notepad++?
@Ditto I make no claim to be an average user, but this seems considerably less intuitive than regular expressions. Then again, xkcd.com/1171
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment Pass text to program expecting a file
It's not clear from the question whether the command accepts input on stdin, and if not, this isn't going to work. I hope the OP clarifies.
Jul
13
comment Pass text to program expecting a file
It may be worth noting that the program has to be written to interpret - this way - it's not a feature of the shell or the operating system. Though of course most standard Linux utilities do follow this convention, as far as I know.
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
29
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
22
comment How long would it take to break a 1024 bit OpenPGP encrypted email?
I have to ask... is the misspelling of "asymmetric" intentional?
Jan
29
comment Force Windows 8 to use UTC when dealing with BIOS clock
That software seems to be a repackaging of the official NTP distribution, with some extras. Anyway, I used it and also found it to work.
Dec
31
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
30
comment Where are shell functions stored on Linux?
I don't know if it might be worth emphasizing that the executable code for builtin commands like cd is contained within the shell program itself, e.g. within the file /bin/bash if that is your shell. (I do think your wording here is clear, but I've seen people get confused by all sorts of things.)
Dec
27
comment How does Netflix know my password?
So in fact the Chromecast is completely irrelevant.
Dec
19
comment Firefox “Untrusted Connection” warnings when visiting reputable HTTPS sites when using child's account
@Alexander I don't know exactly how Family Safety works, but from what I understand, it's possible that you would not be notified. Basically, when using the procedure described in the answer, the connection goes from Firefox to Family Safety to Google. Firefox checks (with some caveats) that the connection from it to Family Safety is secure. But it does not, and cannot, check that the connection from Family Safety to Google is secure. Family Safety would have to do that check. I don't know whether it does or not.
Dec
8
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
28
revised Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN
mention that the same thing happens on Windows
Oct
28
comment How to calculate size of a VERY large folder over FTP?
How are you running du -hs? SSH?
Oct
28
asked Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN
Oct
23
accepted How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
Oct
22
revised Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
fix quoting to allow using with filenames that include spaces
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk oh, yeah, I see what you mean now. I missed that. I guess I may as well edit it in.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk yes, the double quotes I suggested adding are precisely the same ones that would be literally written to script.sh.