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Jun
10
awarded  Custodian
Jun
10
reviewed Close Log what processes accessed to a file
Jun
5
revised Why are some of my user interface symbols rendered as boxes?
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Jun
5
answered Why are some of my user interface symbols rendered as boxes?
May
26
comment Do vim users type vim to start the command?
Use whatever you feel like. I don't think anyone really cares.
May
23
comment Are there any alternatives to adding to the PATH environment variable in Windows?
Any variables you set in a Windows .bat file will remain after it quits. You can modify this behavior if you don't want it to occur with setlocal and endlocal, though.
May
22
answered Setup.exe won't run
May
14
answered Identify the UI
May
13
comment Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?
I'm not sure what you're meaning. TrueCrypt supports encrypted volumes and containers that can be stored on unencrypted volumes. To store encrypted files on them (or gain access to them unencrypted), it mounts these volumes/files to a drive letter in Windows, and the encryption/decryption occurs transparently.
May
12
comment Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?
I'd note that (in my experience) internal card readers connect over USB anyway. So there will be a USB hub between the rest of the computer and your card reader, no matter if it's internal or external.
May
10
comment How can I navigate in command prompt to a remote folder which has been shared among users?
@grawity Good point. And I'd say "compatibility with DOS" to that, except they already ditched any decent DOS compatibility with Vista. So, I suppose it really is bizarre.
May
10
comment How can I navigate in command prompt to a remote folder which has been shared among users?
I suppose it makes sense because you can't just simply traverse into it. It has to mount the location to the filesystem first, and pushd can do so temporarily, pretty easily.
May
10
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
@kine Good point, though for many tasks it would be a negligible difference in efficiency.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
@tink Putting it in multiple stages makes the regular expressions you have to write simpler, because you're breaking the problem down into simpler parts. You can rewrite it with a single regex, but that can easily make it very unwieldy. I've done both, and I prefer piping.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
This is a more elegant solution, but while regular expressions can easily break (they aren't too user-friendly), you can parse directories effectively with them.
May
9
comment Is there an easy way to read Blu-ray discs on Windows?
@ScottChamberlain I think it stands to reason that every product will eventually be EOL and they'll only support the latest version. Sucks with the way Bluray is, but not much you can do about that.
May
9
comment Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
I'd like to know what's wrong with this answer from whomever down-voted it.
May
9
answered Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky
May
3
revised How can I force an internal hard drive to power on or off when I want?
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May
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awarded  Informed