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Aug
17
answered Mac OS X can't boot after renaming “/usr” system folder
Aug
14
answered .profile and .bashrc doesn`t work on my Mac
Aug
7
comment cp command not working with wildcards on Mac OS X
I really don't see why shell programming questions do not belong on SO. There's no need to move this.
Jul
28
comment Options to optimize lotus notes 8.5.X
I'm sorely tempted to say that the software that isn't there is fastest and most reliable (and poses the least security risk), and the best way to speed up Notes is to delete it. Unfortunately, it isn't always an option.
Jul
25
answered Why can't I mount the same filesystem at multiple points, and why can't a mount-point inode reference count be > 1?
Jul
22
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Jul
18
comment mount dev, proc, sys in a chroot environment?
Beware: granting access to the disk devices means that you lose some of the benefits of 'chroot()'. In particular, the determined can read files outside of their section of the file system if you are not careful.
Jul
4
comment Is there a Firefox shortcut to copy the URL of the current page?
@msw: that's a bit like asking "if you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?"...
Jul
4
comment Is there a Firefox shortcut to copy the URL of the current page?
Or, on MacOS X: Command-L followed by Command-C.
Jul
2
comment Linux permissions!
Firefox should not be world-writable; anybody can overwrite with their choice of malicious program.
Jul
1
comment Windows 7 boot process is completely dead
The 'bottrec' command completely wrecks things, didn't you know? Or maybe this is what happens when you do something like replace Linux with Windows. The interesting question: is it Windows 7 refusing to have anything to do with a machine that's had Linux on it, or Linux wrecking things so that Windows 7 has no idea what to do with it?
Jun
24
answered Install GCC for Mac? 10.5.8
Jun
23
comment linux: how to run a command in a given directory
And the other reason for running a shell script from the crontab file is to ensure that the environment is set correctly. The environment given to a cron job is normally barely even minimal, so you usually need to reset it to something more usable.
Jun
13
answered How to know the level of a symlink in linux?
Jun
8
comment Text comparison utility
I have a feeling that a lobotomy performed with a 0.44" calibre firearm would be both quicker and less painful.
Jun
6
comment Safely get rid of “You have new mail in /var/mail” on a Mac?
I checked - I had 210 messages waiting, the latest from January 2006, which is before I bought this computer! The data transfer service was thorough. I used d 1-210 quite successfully. I didn't have anything reminding me, though.
Jun
4
answered Groups issue on Ubuntu
May
25
answered Can items deleted from “Trash” be recovered?
May
22
answered Why version of my Darwin is 10.3, while I have Mac OS 10.6?
May
21
comment ~/.profile does not run on startup
@Dennis: AFAICT (and certainly as I intended), I said nothing about the alias being exported or exportable. You are right that not every variable needs to be exported; again, I did not say that they should all be exported. It depends on whether @pocoa has any use for the variable other than in the alias. My suspicion is that it might be generally useful as an exported variable, but that is not inevitably the case.