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May
8
comment Toggle “ask for password after screensaver/sleep” or the delay in 10.7 using terminal
How are you sure that it's not simply the rebooting that did the trick? Loginwindow handles the screen saver stuff and it's a big ball of nasty that always gets these sorts of bugs, like not reading plist files after login.
Mar
23
comment Easy way of daemonizing in CentOS 5.4
Simply closing stdin and backgrounding works as well: myprog 1<&- &. Now you have a daemon.
Jan
30
awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
comment How can I backup or move my Time Machine data on my non-repairable (but readable) volume to another disk?
Excellent. Copy the data and you're golden.
Jan
27
answered How can I backup or move my Time Machine data on my non-repairable (but readable) volume to another disk?
Nov
21
answered How can I get rid of printer drivers I accidentally installed on OS X?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered How do I minimize idle I/O on Linux to decrease noise?
Oct
4
awarded  Commentator
Sep
29
comment VMWare ESX storage more likely to cause file corruption than installing directly on hard disk?
The only way to know for sure is to run it on a standalone windows and recreate the problem.
Sep
29
comment How can I download a whole gallery of images using wget?
Cool, didn't know that. Now for the long wait until all bashes are v4 :-)
Sep
29
revised How can I download a whole gallery of images using wget?
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Sep
29
awarded  Editor
Sep
29
revised How can I download a whole gallery of images using wget?
addressed extra question
Sep
29
answered How can I download a whole gallery of images using wget?
Sep
29
comment How can I download a whole gallery of images using wget?
That doesn't keep the starting 0s
Sep
15
comment Which is more efficient: rsync over ssh or rsync to a drive mounted locally via ssh tunnel
If you use openvpn, you're still doing encryption :-) If you don't want to use encryption, simply use rsh instead of ssh. You could also configure SSH to use the none cypher which would still allow you to have strong authentication via keys but wouldn't encrypt traffic.
Sep
13
comment Bash: How to chown of two file extensions in one line?
@triplee: what does -r do on xargs? Darwin's xargs doesn't have that option...
Sep
2
comment Determine exact size of DMG to hold data
Well this is a hard one - you need to take into account the metadata for the .dmg itself. Why not simply use hdiutil create with the -srcfolder option, which will make a formfitting DMG?
Sep
2
answered How to disable Close & Minimize Buttons