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Sep
5
comment ClassNotFoundException returned for all plugins
those threads are still in google search results (search: jreVerification.class windows 7), and my browser history, but now the thread's mysteriously gone. (Maybe Oracle is gc'ing the internet...) If I recall, the idea goes something like (1) make sure all old JVM's are completely uninstall/deleted, (2) check ( java.com/en/download/installed.jsp ), (3) download/install "windows offline" (i.e, full) for win x86 (32-bit) even if using 64-bit windows ( java.com/en/download/manual.jsp ) (4) check version again (above). See also: java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml
Sep
4
comment ClassNotFoundException returned for all plugins
there likely is no silver bullet.... do these troubleshooting steps help? => answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_7/… =or= forums.oracle.com/forums/…
Sep
4
comment Make a read only “view” of a network folder
I think you're (@Jason) missing something simple. You say "Map a drive to A and somehow set the mapping to read only." is conceptually flawed, but the concept is sound, the implementation is flawed. You suggest setting the perm's on the client side mapping; but rather (as @Harry is saying) you need to set the permissions on a second access point on the server side. So, you have //server/data and //server/data-ro; both resolve to the same physical storage. Users (who are allowed) can map the first share for full access, and other users map the second drive for read-only access.
Sep
3
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Sep
3
comment Create multiple zip files that are not dependent on each other?
+1 for courtesy. i don't downvote very often (and am not now, on any of these answers - but only on principle), but i'll upvote civility any day. unfortunately those days are becoming far & few between.
Aug
3
answered Prevent diff from checking for newline at end of file
Aug
3
answered Prevent diff from checking for newline at end of file
Jun
2
comment Is there a way to use * in the destination of cp, mv, etc?
use macports, search for "rename", there are a few options to choose from; you want p5-file-rename (or renameutils, unrelated but perhaps also useful). After installing macports (if you don't already have it) => sudo port install p5-file-rename.. A symlink should be create to invoke the script as rename. (ps: indeed it would be strange to discover command line utils that worked better under dos. But it's not the case here, either.)
Jun
2
comment Using underscore in file names?
@detly - the forum software was unable to correctly render the special characters in your comment. I guess it's broken by design?(insert smiley here...) Ok, perhaps it's a user error -- always a fine line, user-error vs software-error. The point is that "design flaws" and "implementation flaws" are separate issues; bugs (implementation errors, intentional omissions) can be fixed incrementally over time. Design flaws can not. Handling spaces in filenames is a feature that can (and should) be implemented in v2.0 of a script, without necessitating a design change. (Or we can agree to disagree.)
May
22
answered How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509
Feb
19
comment How to view history of Yum commands (update, install, remove)?
It's there now as of CentOS 6.2 ("yum help history"). "All good things come to those who wait...", the "those" being downstream users, the "good things" being stable software. Personally, I'm frequently too impatient to wait....
Jan
15
comment Is there a way to pause execution of a running Java program in Eclipse?
Related question on s.o. ( stackoverflow.com/questions/5760256/eclipse-break-program ), but presumes that you've started the java program in eclipse in debug mode. It appears that is the only perspective in which there is a pause (suspend) button. Otherwise, indeed, signals (sigstop/sigcont sent via kill) can be used to pause/resume running processes. If an app is running in the foreground, ctrl+z (typically) sends sigstop signal; jobs and fg {job_num} to resume.
Jan
15
awarded  Critic
Jan
15
answered Making `#!/usr/bin/env python` work on Windows
Nov
22
awarded  Supporter
Oct
30
answered Windows XP to Ubuntu 10.04 via VNC does not refresh
Mar
29
awarded  Teacher
Mar
29
comment How to delete (invalid) files with colon in their name under Windows?
@Hello71 (to @Ruggle Humsteader) - new users can't comment, they can only answer (they presently need 50 rep points for that: superuser.com/faq ). They can comment on their own questions and answers, though. (Just so other new users aren't confused by your request.)
Mar
29
answered How to delete (invalid) files with colon in their name under Windows?
Mar
29
answered linux or vmware