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Jan
9
comment How to find which files and folders were deleted recently in Linux?
@Sampo: Thanks, see my edit.
Dec
26
comment Constant hissing from PC speakers after bumping front panel
It does not appear to be software, I booted into a different partition and the hiss was still there.
Dec
26
comment Constant hissing from PC speakers after bumping front panel
@Tog: see latest edit
Dec
21
comment copy a file with scp, which is not stored on a filesystem
Do you have a shell on server B? Or just scp and no shell access on server B?
Dec
21
comment Calling a script with ./bla.sh vs. . bla.sh
FWIW, not all shells will search cwd for sourced sripts. zsh (at least with the config I have) requires . ./cmd
Dec
21
comment copy a file with scp, which is not stored on a filesystem
Your question doesn't make sense. What do you mean by "target server" -- the machine where you're running the wget command? If you are downloading via http (and not https), then the security risks are inherent in the http protocol and there's nothing scp could do to change that.
Dec
20
comment Constant hissing from PC speakers after bumping front panel
@mnmnc: I'm using integrated sound. The thing that puzzles me is that the interference continues when I physically disconnect the front-panel card that may have the short-circuit.
Dec
17
comment Constant hissing from PC speakers after bumping front panel
The speaker and cable are ok, see my update.
Sep
30
comment How to get the pid of a running process using a single command that parse the output of ps?
And since OP wants to use the command to kill the process, pkill (with the same args) would be the most direct choice.
Jul
25
comment Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux
@SorinSbarnea: something like find . -name '*.txt' -print0 | xargs -null fromdos
May
3
comment Make emacs explicitly copy to/from the X11 selection and clipboard buffers?
Merci beaucoup! You got me pointed in the right direction. If you see the edit to my question, one of the test cases fails. Your my-kill-region doesn't put anything in the clipboard. See my answer with revisions to your functions for a working version.
May
2
comment How to silently/unattended install JavaEE on Linux?
I think you want && instead of &
May
1
comment Linux syslog says “ata11: link is slow to respond” for my new HDD
@BartonChittenden: The installation that succeeded identifies as kernel 3.2.0-24-generic-pae. I'm guessing that the installer uses this version or something close; it was just released.
Nov
30
comment Prevent e2fsck from running out of memory?
Thanks, I'll try that. I figured there'd be a speed-memory tradeoff, so that should be ok. I'll kick it off tonight.
Jul
22
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike Insch: Thanks for the help so far. I have tried it on both USB root hubs. Taking the PS2 mouse off the adapter seems to make it less frequent (I think heavy mouse-wheeling used to trigger it). Disconnecting the USB HDD seems to have helped too; I'll try putting the HDD on the other hub (not with the kbd). And since I've been paying close attention, I think you're right that it happens more often when I'm doing a lot of keychords -- though as I type this comment, it happened with just straight "vanilla" typing.
Jul
22
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike Insch: see my update re: different adapter and separating mouse/keyboard.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@JdeBP: I would use a PS2 port if I had one.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Mike: Good point. I'll have to dig through my bucket-o-parts to see what I have that can rule out the adapter.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@new123456: Yes, I don't think the OS is intentionally doing anything to the keyboard, it is probably some side effect.
Jul
18
comment Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?
@Jonas - I've seen it happen on multiple keyboards, so I've already ruled out faulty hardware. It seems more like some kind of OS behavior, but I haven't been able to figure out what it is.