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Mar
18
comment Why is vim leaving temporary file versions all over the place?
They are not temporary backup files; they are the previous versions of the files. In a directory under version control they tend to become a nuisance.
Mar
17
comment How to tell when Windows and all startup programs have completed booting?
"Something is wrong and this must be fix". Or it is just the anti-virus doing its job very very thoroughly...
Mar
9
comment If DOS is single-tasking, how was multitasking possible in old version of Windows?
Monolithic does not mean what you think it does.
Mar
3
comment How do I tell mkdir to try creating dir1, and if it already exists create dir2, etc, until it hits a name that doesn't exist?
You misunderstand. I talk about whether the script is sensible to being run multiple times at once (multiple threads, multiple users etc) or not.
Mar
3
comment How do I tell mkdir to try creating dir1, and if it already exists create dir2, etc, until it hits a name that doesn't exist?
This is a good idea, but is not easy to parallize.
Mar
3
comment How do I tell mkdir to try creating dir1, and if it already exists create dir2, etc, until it hits a name that doesn't exist?
Binary search on the number might be good enough.
Jan
22
comment copy from NTFS to exFAT but “size on disk very” is very bigger than “size”
The allocation unit is the smallest size a non-empty file can have. If you have a lot of very small files they will each take 4 MB. Consider another filesystem or zipping the files.
Dec
23
comment Computer with OEM Windows 7, but no product key - can I backup and restore it?
Appears that the Advanced Token Manager does not work with OEM product keys, but then asks for the Product Key.
Nov
8
comment Is there a text file format that Excel supports opening and saving directly?
@Darius unfortunately this appears to be locale dependent - superuser.com/q/606272/7401
Oct
4
comment 2.5 screens shown on laptop display even at BIOS boot time (Vista, GeForce Go 7600)
I have now found that getting Ubuntu 12.04 Server to boot (using "help" enter, enter) and then install will then do something to both the GPU and the Ethernet chip - the GPU gets slightly better and can boot to VGA graphics but the cabled Ethernet controller can get a DHCP answer after quite a while but not get a route to the internet - so I could boot again into something looking almost normal. I am now trying to get a new Windows 7 trial installed so I can get the latest nvidea drivers applied when the GPU is in a good mood and see if it helps.
Aug
8
comment How to create hyperlink to legacy application in Lotus Notes
Is this valid for Notes 5.0.11?
Jul
25
comment can I set an older version of java as a default for certain programs?
This is one of the things doable with applets and java web start.
Jul
9
comment Windows 7 says a 8.6 GB file won't fit in 14.7 GB space?
Cannot hold..
May
27
comment sh.exe": clip: command not found
open a normal cmd.exe, cd to your .ssh folder and "clip <id_rsa.pub"
Mar
12
comment How to disable LAN from CMD in Win XP?
@Massimo it doesn't? Really. Why not? (and your answer isn't)
Mar
5
comment Installation of Java is not working on Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Itanium has lost vendor support. You may want to start considering your hardware upgrade path.
Mar
5
comment Installation of Java is not working on Windows Server 2008 Itanium
Show the message for a 32-bit install.
Feb
12
comment Java is extremely slow to start up
Anti-virus. Broken dns. Disk about to die. System badly swapping.
Jan
18
comment Putting a file encoded with UTF-8 on the clipboard with CLIP.EXE under Windows?
It turned out that the UTF_16LE Java encoding (with an explicit BOM) works as expected. Thanks.
Nov
23
comment Win7 backup fails with “The system cannot find the file specified” 0x80070002 - has worked before
I have installed and uninstalled a few programs and done regular Windows updates (nothing pending). I have local administrator rights.