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Mar
20
comment How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents?
The reason that this works is that it's equivalent to cp -r /etc/skel /home/<new_user>. The dot . is a shell equivalent name for "This directory", just as the double-dot .. means "Go up one directory" relative to the given path. It's a relative path specifier. Try this: ls -d /etc/skel/. You should see that bash evals this to: /etc/skel/. If you were to try ls -l /home/<myuser>/., you would see files in /home/<myuser>
Dec
31
answered How could you automate downloading and installing OS X applications?
Dec
3
comment Mac OS X sysctl get total and free memory size
@DanielBeck is right, hw.memsize is what you probably want for total. See my comment here for more info
Dec
3
comment Mac OS X sysctl get total and free memory size
Useless use of grep... sysctl hw.memsize=total, sysctl hw.physmem, sysctl hw.usermem
Jul
26
revised Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X
Edited for clarity ("depress... You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.")
Jul
26
comment Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X
Edited: "depress" -> "release" "depress... You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Jul
26
suggested approved edit on Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X
Jun
6
comment iterm2 cannot toggle fullscreen when in 'top of screen' mode
Looks like this is a known bug targeted for a future release.
Jun
6
comment iterm2 cannot toggle fullscreen when in 'top of screen' mode
I am seeing this behavior too on the same build you have (Build 1.0.0.20130319)
Jan
31
revised How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?
Added brief note about apt-cache madison command
Jan
31
suggested approved edit on How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?
Dec
16
suggested rejected edit on How to unpack a chrome theme?
Dec
14
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Dec
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Dec
13
revised How to unpack a chrome theme?
Added another link to more detailed .crx file spec documentation
Dec
13
comment How to unpack a chrome theme?
@Synetech is correct, the file header contains a public key and signature. Google's .crx Package Format page explains this. In practice, you should be able to extract a .crx file with unzip, and it will ignore the extra bytes. If you do end up needing to chop off the header first, running unzip -l will show you how many (N+1 bytes with tail). For example: If unzip -l complains with warning [file.crx]: **306 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile**, then run: tail -c +307 file.crx > /tmp/file.crx; unzip -l /tmp/file.crx
Dec
13
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Dec
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May
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comment How do can I update a Form using shell/bash script on Linux?
How exactly should it work? If you run it on all the files in the directory a second time... should it only look for new files? What about changed files? Also, is the "Created" field supposed to be mtime, ctime, or just date +"%d/%m/%Y"? It sounds like you want it to update a single file... what is the expected behavior?