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Feb
26
comment Auto detach after auto connecting in irssi
Like this "HOWTO Start a detatched process as a specific user, in screen, on boot" - fak3r.com/2011/04/25/… ?
Feb
26
comment Case sensitive file extensions in Windows and Linux
@DavidPostill It's not a literal quote, it's a paraphrasing because comment space is small. Yes, POSIX subsytem + Windows kernel + NTFS falls under the "Windows" umbrella, but whatever you do, win32 can't handle it. I'm suggesting that "if you exclude all the Windows software you've ever heard of, it can" is answering literally on a technicality and not getting to the spirit of the question (which I read as "Why was the everyday Windows end user experience designed not to be able to do this?").
Feb
25
comment Using ppp0 via VPN for everything but ftp
@andy NB. that it is complicated because "routing" and "FTP" exist at different networking layers ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model#Description_of_OSI_layers ). Being picky, fukawi2's example does not 'route FTP', it routes 'TCP traffic to server.example.com on TCP port 21, regardless of whether it is FTP or not', and it will ignore FTP traffic to other sites and other ports. Sometimes this doesn't matter, sometimes it does.
Feb
25
comment Case sensitive file extensions in Windows and Linux
"dodge Windows and you can do it" slightly avoids the question "why doesn't Windows do it?". Windows 9x came via DOS and the FAT filesystem which only used uppercase, no matter what you typed ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename#Letter_case_preservation ). Recent Windows come from NT, and part of NTFS design was to get away from the 8.3 file-name limits in early FAT (says Wikipedia). So why did win32 keep this behaviour by default?. Win 95 Explorer was ported to NT 4: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/… is that why? Backwards compat. with Win16?
Sep
24
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Jul
25
answered Ubuntu virtualbox host connection issues
Mar
15
comment Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands
I see; delims is a two item list ['_', '0'] instead of a two character string '_0' (I should have remembered that). And it works for img_300.jpg because tokens=1* makes %C = img, %D = the remainder. And the remainder is 300 instead of 300.jpg because %~nB has expanded just the filename without path or extension. Neat!
Mar
14
answered Disappearing space on HDD with Windows 7
Mar
13
comment Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands
You haven't done the hard bit of renaming the files and numbers from img_00N to photoN. You could use "$($_.Name -ireplace "img_(0+)", "photo").jpg" or "photo$($name.Split('_')[1].TrimStart('0')).jpg"
Mar
13
comment Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands
In the last loop, the delimiter _0 looks like it should result in img_001.jpg becoming photo01.jpg but it actually becomes photo1.jpg; how does it get rid of the middle 0? It works, but why does it work?
Mar
13
answered Renaming multiple files inside a folder using Windows batch commands
Mar
13
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Mar
12
comment The ed text editor and line feed
I notice a comment here: c2.com/cgi/wiki?EdIsTheStandardTextEditor saying the CP/M version of ed could edit \r and \n separately and they've never found another version that behaves the same, and a reply saying the Unix version never could because it's inherently a line editor, not a character editor -- implying to me that it would only have a "line end" character, i.e. \n in Unix land.
Mar
12
comment The ed text editor and line feed
I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if \r was a meaningless concept to ed. e.g. stackoverflow.com/a/1761086/478656 point 1.
Mar
12
revised Skype cutting out and skipping my voice
Pruning words
Mar
12
suggested approved edit on Skype cutting out and skipping my voice
Mar
12
answered The ed text editor and line feed
Mar
12
revised Internet access stops after 25 minutes during the day, works fine all night.
How many woulds would a woodchuck edit out if a wood chuck would be able to edit posts?
Mar
12
suggested approved edit on Internet access stops after 25 minutes during the day, works fine all night.
Mar
11
comment Why does selecting a large number of files in explorer seem to adversely affect the ability to force delete them?
@fostandy just curious, what are you doing that you regularly need to delete thousands of files?