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Oct
24
comment How can I see who is currently in a channel?
if you are not familiar with IRSSI why answer!
Sep
9
comment Irssi IRC client: ignore text pattern in channel
What does *!*@* <level> do. thanks
Aug
5
comment Preventing Mutt from assuming an address is on local machine
Thanks qqx. I suspected from Googling that there wasn't a way of doing exactly what I wanted, but nice to know for sure. I have some ideas for a workround - will investigate further.
Sep
2
comment Why is my task bar always displayed
Further investigation - problem seems related to the network icon. It occurs when I not on a network. But hiding the network icon doesn't seem to cure the problem. It is a cunning plot to stop me working on the train etc.
Aug
31
comment Virtual Box networking options
Thanks for reply and comments. Doesnt Bridged mode mean that the VMs will havce different IP addresses when the laptop is connected to a different location (sorry I diddnt make that clear in my request).
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
CTRL-R won't necessarily help. You might have been in /some/obscure/directory/deep and done "cd evendeeperdir" then gone to ~/somehere/different.
May
2
comment Ensuring new files in a directory belong to the group
Thanks. The reference is useful. describes the umask command that is part of the picture
Mar
4
comment Command line produces a beep even with sound off - how do I stop it
looks useful but I get permission errors. how can I run ad Administrator?
Feb
24
comment Can I stop application remember last printer used
I think it is MS Office programs that remember - will do some experiments to confirm
Dec
16
comment Making bash TAB completion more like cmd.exe
is there any way of making cmd.exe's behaviour more similar to bash. I make less mistakes in bash because it doesnt pick the wrong file.
Dec
9
comment Windows command line tool like PUSHD (cycle round a list of directories)
Looks like it does roughly what I want. Will have a look.
Dec
1
comment What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation?
Suplementary question How do they differ in ability to share files between host and guest (and between guests)
Dec
1
comment What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation?
I would say the last pages is the best marsbox.com/blog/reviews/vmware-vs-virtualbox/6
Aug
31
comment Can a command on SSH window change title (Ubuntu and PuTTY)
That works fine - thanks. I was foled initially but then released that the command prompt was also setting the title. If you excute your command then a long running command (wich is what I want to do) it is fine.
Aug
12
comment Getting LESS to return back to command line if a short file is displayed
Not sure I see the point of -F by itself as (at least on my Linux) doesnt display any of the file. But combined with -X it does what I want. Thanks.
Aug
10
comment How do I change the default text editor in Ubuntu
Thanks - I had heard of the "alternatives" mechanism but counldnt remember enough to find it. It is really complicated though.
Jun
24
comment How do I create a new folder in Mutt
How do you do that - if you type M it then gives me a list of existing mailboxes. Thanks
Jun
21
comment How do I create a new folder in Mutt
This only works across IMAP (i have reworded my question). I wonder if I ought to be using maildirmake -f
May
1
comment Is there a command line (or autohotkey) way of dismounting a USB drive?
will give them both a try.... Will accept if they work for me (which I am sure they will).
Apr
27
comment Listing lines from just one file in DIFF
For a one off the pipe method is fine. I would prefer ` perl -ne"print if s/^-//" ` but that is taste. I think I see what --changed-group-format='%<' are doing for me now....