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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
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.
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
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.
Oct
28
comment How to calculate size of a VERY large folder over FTP?
How are you running du -hs? SSH?
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.
Oct
22
comment Batch Update Symbolic Links Recursively
@Sparhawk probably. To get around that you should use double quotes around both instances of %p.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
Oh, wait, I misread and thought the other answer included the stuff about env. My bad.
Oct
20
comment Run Python scripts without explicitly invoking `python`
I don't think this really adds anything to the other answer.
Oct
13
comment How can I adjust my router to allow my ISP's full speed?
@Chipperyman it says in the question that bubbleking did exactly that and did achieve the advertised speed.
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Yeah, exactly. I awarded the bounty to the other answer because Tom's tip about setting the partition to active was the key to fixing my problem, and I accepted it because I figured the answer I accept should be the one that contains the actual solution, for the benefit of future readers, even though you did suggest using bootrec first.
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
The other answer identified the solution I needed, but I appreciate your persistence. (I'd offer up a smaller bounty for that if I could, as a symbolic gesture.)
Oct
2
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
This turned out to be the right problem (and solution), but your tip about setting the partition to active was the real key. I needed to make the partition active so that bootrec would know where to write the rebuilt BCD. Perhaps you could add that to the answer? (I didn't have to use bootsect, as it turned out.)
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I've been using 1-based numbering, so there is no drive #0; anyway, yes, the drive letter does change to C when I disconnect drive #1. Throughout the whole process I've never disconnected drive #2 (the one the question is about), and I haven't changed which connector is attached to each drive, so there's no way the connectors are inverted.