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Nov
17
comment managing pdf archive using Mendeley or Zotero or something else
Thanks - I look forward to this development, especially the addition of syncing capability. Currently I have switched to Zotero but would be open to another switch as Zotero is slow and crashes a lot, I've found.
Apr
23
comment How to restart launchd OS X without rebooting?
Sorry, is that com.apple.bsd.launchdadd.plist? I don't see launchd exactly. And thanks for the warning...
Apr
23
comment How to restart launchd OS X without rebooting?
@Gordon, you cannot kill zombie processes so you have to go after the parent, unless I'm missing something.
Mar
31
comment How to really force kill an application without rebooting? (Mac OS X 10.7 )
Thanks, parent id is not 1 but a larger number, but when I look for the name of the process it is indeed /sbin/launchd. I killed it but didn't restart...everything just froze and I had to force shutdown. But I appreciate your help- this is what I was looking for in this question.
Mar
30
comment How to really force kill an application without rebooting? (Mac OS X 10.7 )
Thanks- I forgot to add that it's a zombie process, so you can't kill it because it's already dead. My question is now edited to reflect that.
Jul
20
comment Building Python h5py on Lion; gcc fail
I'm using gcc from XCode or Macports, but I thought it was the same that was used to build Scipy Superpack. In the end, I just installed EPD.
Jun
21
comment Building Python h5py on Lion; gcc fail
Some temporary directory that seems to change every time. like /var/ and then what appears to be a random sequence of characters/numbers.
Apr
6
comment Is there a way to find out if hosted code on sourceforge is svn or cvs and script the download process?
This is indeed be nice but I will stick with manually looking up for now...
Nov
14
comment using multi-term/ansi-term in emacs — emacs within emacs?
Remote directory tracking is interesting... thanks.
Oct
23
comment using multi-term/ansi-term in emacs — emacs within emacs?
Thanks, I do use tramp from time to time. But sometimes when you are already in a terminal shell in a particular directory, it is easy just to type emacs filename rather than having to retype the path to open the file in tramp-mode, and also to run an interactive Python interpreter in the same emacs buffer.
Oct
23
comment using multi-term/ansi-term in emacs — emacs within emacs?
Yes, this is where I read that it was possible, but then I would not be able to switch commands between local and remote emacs. I was hoping someone could suggest a configuration that works for him/her.
Oct
23
comment using multi-term/ansi-term in emacs — emacs within emacs?
Point taken. How can I move it there?
Sep
3
comment using emacs with thunderbird mail archive
thanks -- that's great to know!
Aug
26
comment using emacs with thunderbird mail archive
Thanks -- why mew over VM?
Aug
25
comment Management of .eml files when using an external editor in Thunderbird?
Thunderbird does retrieve text from the temporary file upon closing emacs so it should be aware... but in this case I guess the answer is "no".
Aug
14
comment How to connect to VirtualBox remote desktop client using VNC?
This was very helpful -- thank you. I am not sure that setting up a VNC server in the host OS will allow you to connect to it? I thought the only option was to use VRDP... so for now I've installed Microsoft's RDC on the Mac and am able to connect. Thanks!
Aug
14
comment Quickly view PDF files in directory
Also I don't have intel hardware (using AMD)
Aug
14
comment Quickly view PDF files in directory
Thanks -- this sounds like it. But I've tried nautilus elementary (for half a year or so) but wasn't a big fan though... so maybe I'll have to forgo this feature to avoid going back to nautilus elementary...
Jun
8
comment Quickly view PDF files in directory
Thanks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I actually like Narwhal better than OS X otherwise...
Jun
8
comment VirtualBox — choosing a shared directory?
Thanks -- I guess it's a security issue...