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Nov
20
comment Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
It also deletes too aggressively as pointed out by PeterS6g.
Nov
20
comment Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
This fails in the unusual case that $1 is the only entry (no colons). The entry becomes doubled.
Nov
20
comment Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
This puts the addition at the end. It is often desirable to add to the beginning in order to override existing locations.
Nov
14
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
comment How do I interpret the results of the `ls -l` command?
@ychaouche: What do you mean? Whenever a hard link to a file is created or removed, the hard link count of that file is incremented or decremented.
Oct
20
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
Oct
20
revised Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
Spelling tough -> though
Oct
17
awarded  Guru
Oct
17
revised Is it possible to display 'special' characters in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal?
fixed typo
Oct
7
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
comment Can Thunderbird wrap long lines of received html mails?
The quote in my comment is from the link in yours.
Oct
6
comment Can Thunderbird wrap long lines of received html mails?
The feature only works in FF, not in TB. "In a browser window (Firefox or Seamonkey), checking Word Wrap Within <PRE> in the View menu..."
Oct
6
comment Can Thunderbird wrap long lines of received html mails?
Thunderbird 31.1.1 on Linux doesn't have this menu item and doesn't respond to the keystroke.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
21
awarded  bash
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
revised on quit, 'less' does NOT clear its contents when run in a 'screen' session
fixed missing setting
Sep
8
revised bash: source from URL
suppress the progress output