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May
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comment What are some good mnemonics for common Unix commands?
And tar xjf? Extract je files? The `z´ doesn't stand for 'the' files, but for gzip.
May
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comment Is there a way to learn Linux without completely switching to Linux?
You are misinformed. There aren't any known linux virusses in the wild - you don't need any AV-software. It isn't hard to get rid of viruses, but to get hold on viruses on linux.
May
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May
27
revised How to add program to every single file's “open with…” list?
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May
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May
24
revised How can I physically destroy data from a failed HDD?
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May
23
answered Is it possible to change my terminal window prompt text?
May
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answered Excel spreadsheet bogged down, Is there an alternative software?
May
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comment Why do we include a $ in Linux folder names?
@user761350: No. Maybe your $CVBLOB variable expands to something with, again CVBLOB in the name, like /opt/CVBLOB. But it needn't. So the answer to your original question is 'never'. A variable is prefixed with $, and the name is more or less free to chooose. And it isn't related to the path. You may extend your path with a literal name or an variable, like PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin or PATH=$PATH:/opt/jdk-1.6.20_26/bin` but you have to do it. There is no automatic DIR->VAR-PATH.
May
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answered Alternative to Picasa on Linux?
May
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comment What other command-line programs have this output format?
Which platform doesn't have tr and sed? You know the win32-ports for the gnu-tools?
May
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answered Can I schedule cache cleaning in Firefox? Is there an extension?
May
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answered What other command-line programs have this output format?
May
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revised Remove files that don't end on “.py” using rm
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May
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answered Remove files that don't end on “.py” using rm
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May
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comment Is there a simpler form of find . -name “*substring_of_filename*” on Mac OS X and Linux?
But do you have a file called fooapp_configbar in the starting directory? You can use the command without quotes on Linux, for example, too, and it will leave the asterix untouched, if there is no matching file in the current directory at the very first level.
May
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comment Is there a simpler form of find . -name “*substring_of_filename*” on Mac OS X and Linux?
What seems not true? That you can omit the dot? Or that a file which contains 'app_config' in its name and which is in the current directory, will restrict the search to his name.
May
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answered Is there a simpler form of find . -name “*substring_of_filename*” on Mac OS X and Linux?
Apr
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answered How can I physically destroy data from a failed HDD?