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May
18
comment eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?
Ahh - I see that @kenorb's comment links to a bug report with details on why the normal approach of having mount itself ask for the passphrase via sudo mount -t ecryptfs .Private /mnt/private doesn't work in Ubuntu. Hmm - 6-year-old bug....
May
18
comment eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?
Thank you! I'm surprised there isn't a standard command to do this sort of thing. If you're usingEncryptedPrivateDirectory to encrypt just your $HOME/Private mount point, then just use ROOT=$HOME in the script. I changed the script to ROOT=${ROOT:-/home/.ecryptfs/$USER} so I can just pass that value via the environment.
Apr
5
comment How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks?
Unfortunately the last update still seems to be from Feb 24, 2011
Mar
29
comment How can I see a page's referrer in Chrome?
The F12 / document.referrer is the easiest approach. It appears that when you paste in a url that starts with "javascript:" into the address bar, chrome trims that part off, probably for security reasons. So you have to type that back in. This is in chrome 42.
Feb
8
comment How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion?
It's amazing that vmware doesn't make this drop-dead obvious and easy like other vms! Cheers for the avahi answer, and nmap if you're desperate, but still - Big fail, VMware!
Jan
26
comment Similarity and/or Diff of two ODT documents (Linux)
Thanks. This is great for use in version control systems like git or mercurial. See integration / automation techniques at OpenDocument, diff, and revision-control
Jan
14
comment how to paste from byobu's screen buffer (ubuntu 12.04 64bit)
Hitting space a second time doesn't work for me. But hitting enter does, as I finally found on the byobu man page at "SCROLLBACK, COPY, PASTE MODES": manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/byobu.1.html
Jan
9
comment how to paste from byobu's screen buffer (ubuntu 12.04 64bit)
Thanks for responding. No, I don't see "copied ? chars into buffer", and I don't know when I would see it. I just move the mouse, and the highlighted region expands. I do see "[0/1085]" in the upper right after I hit F7, but the 0 never changes. So I'm assuming there is something I have to hit to get it to "copy", but I haven't found out what that is. Lots of other keys do wild things, highlighting rectangular regions etc - what is the name for this F7 mode and where is it documented?
Jan
7
comment how to paste from byobu's screen buffer (ubuntu 12.04 64bit)
Nothing happens when I do that. But I'm not sure I'm actually getting anything into the "screen buffer", even though I do what the OP says: F7, space bar, move on screen (thus highlighting text). So can you expand this to clarify how I copy the text in the first place? I'm doing this on Ubuntu trusty in tmux / byobu.
Dec
25
comment How do I reorder tmux windows?
Reading all the many answers, I still see no easy solution to the OP's question: how to move a given window to position 0 and shift all the rest to the right. Do I really have to manually shift each one to do this? I just want to undo a move I did by mistake (and I'm not sure just what) which I think moved window 0 to window 8 and shifted all the others to the left.
Dec
23
comment How to tab completion when typing command in tmux?
The bash completion answer is helpful, but doesn't answer the question for use inside tmux. I'm guessing that since tmux doesn't have an extra line of vertical space to work with, it just doesn't offer the tab completion options like bash does, though it does at least complete what you're typing up until there is ambiguity. So folks can use the bash option to learn, and use the tmux option for quickies where they know what they want.
Dec
23
comment How to tab completion when typing command in tmux?
@kev is also asking for tab completion within tmux, not from bash. And note that some related (older?) code for this bash command completion approach is on github at github.com/aziz/dotfiles/blob/master/bash/completion/… but it isn't clear to me how their behavior differs. Perhaps luolimao might want to offer the diffs in a pull request?
Dec
18
revised How do I filter or search email messages in Mutt by a flag?
clarify letter l
Oct
29
comment Text based webbrowser that supports JavaScript?
The article "Building eLinks Text-based Web Browser with (Some Sort of) JavaScript Support" describes how to get javascript configured in elinks, though it apparently still doesn't work with most pages.
Oct
11
comment Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar
Thanks! But I don't use .NET and I don't know enough .NET to quickly understand the basic approach here. Are you opening up a google calendar url, using some sort of api? Can you point to the relevant google calendar api you're using or whatever so we can implement it on other platforms?
Oct
11
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Oct
11
comment Is there Firefox add-on or Chrome extension that automatically creates a Google calendar from Gmail?
See the solution at firefox - Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar - Super User
Sep
26
answered Disable linux read and write file cache on partition
Sep
24
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Sep
23
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