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comment How to UNIX sort by one column only?
@MiNdFrEaK: If you have a completely separate question, ask it separately. This question is about sorting a file in a particular way, not about how join works.
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comment How to UNIX sort by one column only?
@MiNdFrEaK: The requirement of join is that the input be sorted on the fields you're joining on. So sure, this output is sorted on the first field, and you can join on it.
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comment Removing all Facebook evidence from a PC
Chrome doesn't need any special options for multiple profiles anymore; there's a great UI, assuming they're tied to Google accounts. You can find it in the settings in the "Users" section, or via "Sign in..."/"Signed in as [user]..." in the wrench menu.
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comment Is there a way to jump to an earlier part of a command line command in the Mac Terminal?
I'm a pretty big fan of Vim, so the principle of your answer is great by me, but modal command line editing might be a bit confusing to the OP, especially without any mention of how to get back to being able to type! Return to insert mode using i (insert) to type before the cursor or a (append) to type after the cursor.
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comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
Many commenters have mentioned that physical access pretty much means you're screwed. A related point: if you determine that someone has physically touched your drive, who cares about proof they've copied data? Assume they have.
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comment Reinstall debian while keeping installed packages and data
Yeah, it's usually not too bad. But sometimes it's trickier - say you're trying to build something like mpd from scratch, and you know it needs some libraries for certain audio formats, but they're nonfree, so they're not listed build dependencies of the mpd package. Hopefully you know the name of the desired library, but you still have to go search a bit. Having a list from your previous install could be handy - maybe a list of manually installed packages.
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comment Reinstall debian while keeping installed packages and data
Essentially, the problem is to avoid that period of occasional annoyance after reinstalling when you run into packages you haven't reinstalled. (Build dependencies can be a pain, since you don't always remember the package name, or even what they all were!)
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comment how did git add itself to the PATH on OSX 10.6 ? It's not in bashrc or profile?
I don't know about OSX, but on linux, your bash profile generally sources /etc/profile, which then sources /etc/profile.d/*.sh.
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comment Why do we use ./progname in *nix systems to execute a program?
@Marcin: I think it may be you who did not understand, but I don't think it's worth any further discussion in this forum.