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Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.


Dec
1
comment vim txtfmt plugin “ italic format not working”
Note: xterm supports italic just fine for xft rendered TrueType fonts.
Nov
27
comment What's the difference between a Sun Type 6 and Type 7 keyboard?
@DavidPostill I also read that question before asking. It says nothing about Type 6/7 differences.
Dec
28
comment How to add a special key to .Xmodmap?
Looks like we're out of luck. Pressing the logo key under xev doesn't generate anything :-(
Sep
20
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
no free doesn't display free file system space (it displays free RAM). Please read and understand the actual question. Disk space is not RAM.
Aug
22
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
free displays memory, not diskspace use, so is not what the OP wants.
Aug
22
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
@broadband df is a utility program, not a bash command.
Apr
8
comment error occur when i run awk command write in .sh file and run in cygwin terminal
Looks like your cygwin installation is incomplete or corrupted.
Mar
27
comment Unix Date command not working for few servers
You (or someone who uses date --date) suffers from the all the world's a GNU/Linux system. Learn what are POSIX options and what are GNUisms, Linuxisms, bashisms. Then you can write portable scripts working on Solaris as well as Linux and many other OSs. Often the manual page tells you which options are standard and which are not.
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to run vim on a remote server via ssh but show UI on MacVim on my laptop?
To solve this need once and for all, X11 was invented. Use SSH's X11 Forwarding and simply run gvim on the remote machine (needs an X11 server on your Mac).
Dec
16
comment Why is the setuid permission bit not set for mkdir in modern Unix systems?
Well, this is exactly what has changed. The permission check hash moved from checking the mkdir executable's setuid bit to the parent dirs write bit for the effective user.
Oct
16
comment ssh warning message
Is fixing the cause of the warning message not the better approach? What warning message is it exactly?
Sep
18
comment Can I remove the ctrl-z key binding in my shell?
Does Ctrl-Z really kill Matlab? The way suspension works is that you get back your shell prompt (at least on the command line). If you're done suspending, you can continue the suspended program with fg (place it in the foreground again).
Sep
11
comment Unix weird directory
Are the funny characters at the beginning and end of /dev/null (they show up a an 'a' with a caret '^' on top) part of the filename or just mangled markup?
Jul
17
comment How can I keep the color when I run the external command inside vim?
Vim has ctags, indent and much more direct support for programming. Email does what directly for programming?
Nov
14
comment vim “modeline” equivalent for eclipse?
But that's a manual operation. The question is how to do this automatically, as indicated in the file itself.
Aug
26
comment Why does the shell perform pathname expansion for utilities?
Not quite anywhere, though: in case $foo in *) command;; esac the * is syntactically a pattern, not a glob character for pathname expansion. Your shell man page or POSIX spec has all the gory details.
May
14
comment How do I trust a TiddlyWiki file on my Vista PC in IE8?
Nik, the tiddly pages have been restructured and all three links redirect to the same page now. Of course, without the expected information. Would you mind to update your links here? Thanks!
Apr
16
comment How to create a file with a “#” character in the name in Unix?
Because - introduces options. rm - looks to rm like you forgot an option and thus complains.