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Apr
27
answered Difference between “sudo su root” and “sudo su - root”
Apr
25
comment Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?
That I couldn't tell you, aside from the assumption being that you're doing an initial install (which is the default assummpion even though it's usually wrong for shells and fundamental scripting languages).
Apr
25
comment Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?
It doesn't say that explicitly; it's implied by the fact that overriding the system-provided Perl/Python/Ruby is almost certain to break things (as indeed it did for you). "caution: fire is hot"
Apr
25
comment Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux
The first one found wins, just as with PATH search.
Apr
25
comment Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux
CDPATH works like PATH; if you have CDPATH=$HOME/dir1/dir2 then cd tools will look for $HOME/dir1/dir2/tools.
Apr
25
answered Make and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard
Apr
25
comment Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux
What exactly did you set CDPATH to, for that? (Beware that ~ is not always expanded in such cases; you may want to use $HOME instead.)
Apr
25
comment Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux
set doesn't do what you think it does. (Try echo $1 in the shell where you did that.) It's just CDPATH=whatever.
Apr
25
comment Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux
Many shells also have a $CDPATH; this could be combined with one or more of the other solutions, for example to reduce the clutter from links. by hiding them in a dot-directory and putting that in $CDPATH.
Apr
25
comment Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?
I'm not sure what you're asking (/usr/local/binmkvir/python looks slightly confused), but apt-get install virtualenv is fine. You do want to remove, or at least relocate, the python executable you had built and use virtualenv to install it properly so that you can use it without interfering with the system Python; see the virtualenv documentation.
Apr
25
comment Get all files created in past 24 hours - unix
Run find on the other server instead of in . on the local machine?
Apr
25
answered Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together
Apr
25
answered Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?
Apr
25
comment ubuntu shell script checking for
Did you try it?
Apr
24
comment How to make BusyBox running where my backend operating system can be xyz?
telnet as root = your system is owned by everyone who can reach it.
Apr
24
comment How to make BusyBox running where my backend operating system can be xyz?
BusyBox is a mini-system for embedded platforms that don't have full installs. On a system with a full install already, you would have to log in and then run it (you do not want to change root's shell to it; that would probably break your system completely).
Apr
24
comment How to make BusyBox running where my backend operating system can be xyz?
You don't want BusyBox, you want to learn how to use ssh. And don't telnet as root.
Apr
24
answered Only init, telnet and sh is running, still memory leak. How to find reason?
Apr
24
answered How to echo a command then run it?
Apr
24
comment Internet coax cable split before the modem
Also, did they actually say "the internet is ready" or "it is internet-ready"? The latter often means that it is suitable for you to be able to order internet and have it work. not that it's necessarily provided.