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comment how do I pipe to the “for” command?
very good answer though check out the new answer!
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accepted how do I pipe to the “for” command?
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comment wget: unable to resolve host address
Trying from debian usb, I see it makes wget.log and I get the error you mention. I see /etc/nsswitch.cong has hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4 I changed it to as you suggested, though wget still gave that error. I would restart but it's a USB. Anyhow, nice one for finding that solution that worked for you.. though I can't quite test the solution myself at the moment.
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comment wget: unable to resolve host address
I don't even get that error pastebin.com/raw.php?i=EQ0ATnGN though am running wget from windows there. ah it does say in a file wget.log that it creates- Resolving sp.kch.de... 212.227.79.76 Connecting to sp.kch.de|212.227.79.76|:80...
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asked link: keyword does not return as many Google search results as expected
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revised Convert hex dump of file to binary(program) file on Windows?
clarified title
Oct
18
comment Both Control keys not working
I don't know. Some ideas. Try plugging a keyboard in.. Try mapping a key to ctrl. Try calling asus. Try forum.notebookreview.com/asus
Oct
18
comment Both Control keys not working
perhaps another test. open notepad, do ctrl-p does a print dialog box appear or not? i'd consider booting another os off usb and trying some control-key shortcut there..if it is a hardware issue then hmm
Oct
18
comment why does robocopy say this file is older?
The /FFT works - doesn't say one file is older/newer. Though both M:\ and F:\ are NTFS.. also I have the file elsewhere on F with all times other than access time the same, and with the other one robocopy doesn't require the /FFT for some reason. So, not only is it not the file system but it's not that one file comes from a usb and one doesn't. I don't at this stage know why it works or what's going on which is a bit disconcerting for if I was to use robocopy or another program with this issue.
Oct
18
accepted why does robocopy say this file is older?
Oct
17
comment why does robocopy say this file is older?
i'll give that a try soon if I still have those paths/files, though in my case C:\ and F:\ are NTFS. Though the files were copied via (poss FAT) usb stick. anyhow, i'll try that soon.
Oct
17
comment How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?
i'm also against the idea of an email that has to be copy/pasted into notepad. I think to most people in business, the fact that a plain text email is more compatible will not pass through their minds and an html email would be more professional to them, as html has more formatting options that can make things clearer, if the email requires some subtitles at least. If you are concerned about peoples' standards for how email should look then perhaps you can't go far wrong by observing how they format email they send to you.
Oct
17
comment How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?
you sound like you have a lot more expertise than me. i'm curious under what situation has anybody said to you that a plain text email you sent was poorly formatted or unreadable? And from the other perspective, the only time I ever got a badly formatted email (faint bright yellow font) I just pasted it into notepad and I could read it. I'm sure if somebody is so picky as to complain about the formatting of an email they or their community would have guidelines that suit them. The only complaint re formatting I ever got was to send a plain text email 'cos that's all that they accept.
Oct
16
revised Can I get Microsoft Word to save before Windows goes into sleep mode? (avoiding having to 'recover' files)
added picture of dialog box, and a point about it only happening over the network.
Oct
16
comment Can I get Microsoft Word to save before Windows goes into sleep mode? (avoiding having to 'recover' files)
@nhinkle did a further test, added pic. this with win7 word 2013. the problem happens when the document is opened over a network drive, windows file sharing, not when the file is local. It'd be interesting if you can confirm whether or not you get that problem when a file is open over a network drive and windows is put to sleep.
Oct
16
revised Can I get Microsoft Word to save before Windows goes into sleep mode? (avoiding having to 'recover' files)
added picture of dialog box, and a point about it only happening over the network.
Oct
16
answered What are the differences between Linux and Windows .txt files (Unicode encoding)
Oct
14
comment Password-less SSH not working with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks
maybe try stopping and starting the sshd service if you haven't already
Oct
13
comment USB SATA adapter apparently not recognized
don't you have other models of hard drive to try with? you seriously saying that you try different models of hard drives, different usb-sata adaptors, different computers, different OSs, and it never gets recognized?! forget the BIOS for now. Just looks for disk recognition within your OS
Oct
13
comment Alt-rightarrow displays unwanted context menu everywhere instead of triggering the expected command of the respective application
it might help if you mention examples of the programs that have the menu and the ones that override it so others can reproduce the problem and if your OS is windows I suggest adding a windows tag to your question