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Mar
28
comment Running ssh-keygen without human interaction?
Best to avoid storing this command in your history - you don't want the passphrase recorded in plaintext on your computer. (Yes, generally the history file has 600 permissions so only root could snoop, but better safe than sorry.)
Mar
15
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
15
answered Microsoft ebook format (lit) on Linux
Oct
15
comment VIM and putty - mouse issues
I have no idea why I didn't think to suggest this! +1
Oct
14
comment VIM and putty - mouse issues
I'd consider myself a Vim purist - and more to the point, a general mouse-avoider - but I think you'll find that for making large visual mode selections with interesting endpoints, the mouse is probably faster, even if you know that you can manage it with something like vL3kf'2w.
Oct
14
answered VIM and putty - mouse issues
Oct
7
comment How to Google a question mark?
I'd say the need to google symbols is a very commonly programming-related task. We consider questions about editors used for programming to be programming-related - why not questions about finding programming help?
Oct
6
answered Bash history loss
Oct
6
comment Super users and the home directory
Hm, so the difference you're looking for is really very small - you want the distribution to automatically put a bunch of things from /volumes or /mnt into your home directory. Fair enough. Perhaps a reason this hasn't happened is that it's kind of a user-friendliness issue, which tends to get work mostly in the desktop environment area - and we already see mounted devices appearing on desktops and in file managers.
Oct
5
answered Super users and the home directory
Oct
5
comment How do you display how much space is taken up by all the contents held recursively in one directory using a Linux terminal?
The -c option (produce a total line) tends to also be helpful, if you need to specify a few arguments!
Oct
5
awarded  Commentator
Oct
5
comment Linux: Portable MP3-Player syncing on commandline
Unfortunately I don't know of such a tool, but! You could use make to manage it all. You can construct a rule for each format (e.g. for mp3s, symlink from cache to file; for flac, convert), supply a list of all media files in the folder, and have your 'all' rule depend on the cache of all files. Your 'install' rule would depend on 'all' and 'check-space', and call rsync... you get the idea.
Oct
5
comment Linux: Portable MP3-Player syncing on commandline
The focus of the question is not how to automatically trigger this synchronization, but if there is a preexisting tool which does the media-player-specific tasks (especially the conversion).
Oct
5
comment How to open files in vertically/horizontal split windows in Vim from the command line
Really? I've never had to provide an N.
Oct
1
comment How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux
It's possible you may be able to do what you want by modifying the mount - either giving it a umask in /etc/fstab (umask=xxxx in the options section, but this is not available for ext*) or by chmod-ing the mountpoint.
Sep
8
awarded  Critic
Sep
1
comment Unix File Permissions issue
Do you really want files to default to being executable? That's a disaster waiting to happen.
Aug
31
answered How to UNIX sort by one column only?