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Nov
21
answered Do alternate browsers/shells present a security risk?
Nov
10
answered How do I tar/gzip and then delete directories somewhat safely?
Nov
1
comment Replace line with only part of the line
Probably safer to use '[^]]*' in place of '.*' in case there are two fields with the double-square brackets around them.
Oct
31
comment BASH: Working with multiple files and directories
But, with care, it can all be done in one operation!
Oct
31
answered BASH: Working with multiple files and directories
Oct
28
answered what does tail + number does? What about head
Oct
27
comment Why do I get files like ._foo in my tarball on OS X?
I have GNU tar 1.15.1 by default on MacOS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). The latest version from GNU is 1.22 (March 2009). Downloaded and built: it does not appear to have '--no-xattrs' when built on MacOS X.
Oct
26
answered Macbook keyboard's ] n } keys are cap locking
Oct
26
revised Change EUID of running process
Remove a superfluous word
Oct
26
answered Change EUID of running process
Oct
17
answered Free Database Utilities / Tools for Mac OS X
Oct
13
accepted What constitutes a 'guest' account on Snow Leopard?
Oct
13
comment What constitutes a 'guest' account on Snow Leopard?
OK - it is an 'official' term. That helps a lot - and none of my accounts is a guest account within the meaning of that term.
Oct
13
asked What constitutes a 'guest' account on Snow Leopard?
Oct
13
accepted Running X11 Server on Mac OS X - and connecting from a remote machine
Oct
8
comment Recursive chmod: rw for files, rwx for directories
Do you really want public write permission on files and directories? That means you don't care who clobbers any of the files?
Oct
8
comment Recursive chmod: rw for files, rwx for directories
As you say - ugly!
Oct
2
comment How to install perl5.10 on OS X 10.5.8?
It depends which which you have as /usr/bin/which. The machines I used back in the late 80s didn't have any which in any system bin directory, which was a nuisance. Hence I cribbed this code. I added the -a, -r, -w, -x options relatively recently. If you've got a functional which, you don't need this one; if you don't, it may save you some grief.
Sep
28
answered What are unnecessary files in Linux and how to clean them up?
Sep
27
answered error when using commandline as a bash alias on linux