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Jan
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
comment Why does checking whether a folder exists using -d on an empty string return true?
"exactly one nonempty argument." - this is a misleading summary - the page you linked mentions being called with exactly one argument and that argument being non-empty; nothing about the case of a nonempty argument followed by an empty one. The correct solution should be to surround the variable name in quotes.
Sep
30
comment Two partitions on USB drive
I have actually had Windows be unable to see (or at least not mount by default) the second partition even on a drive where both are formatted with windows-friendly filesystems (e.g. one FAT and one NTFS)
Sep
14
comment Why is hibernation still used?
@TutorialPoint - the adapter being plugged in may consume power, but it doesn't get used for the purpose of running the computer and maintaining the state.
May
2
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
@MattH What percentage of customers would really notice if they got put on NAT? I would, because I use ssh and remote desktop. But a lot of people have NAT anyway. They could, in principle, set it up to only give them a "real" IP address if they set up port forwards... or only if they complain.
Apr
6
comment Why do computers count from zero?
@Jimmy That was my point - if people "counted from one" in the sense they want computers to, they would count 2000 as one instead of as zero. This is, incidentally, how the ancient Romans actually did it (and would indeed describe a cycle like "2000, 2004, 2008" as a five-year cycle).
Apr
5
answered Why do computers count from zero?
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
answered How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
Oct
30
answered Was Windows 95 an Operating System?
Oct
22
comment How do I embed multiple sizes in an .ico file?
How do you support multiple color depths by this method?
Aug
21
comment Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file?
Just to add to everyone else's - since this exe file specifically is an installer, most of its content is probably a zip or cab archive. You would not get the same results from a normal exe file (but most normal exe files won't be 145 megabytes)
Jun
10
comment What is the Windows equivalent of the Unix command cat?
Note that you can include wildcards too, the way wildcards work in windows means you won't be messed up by the expansion list not containing a +, so copy [/b] *.fna all_fna_files.fna..
May
22
comment Is there anything simpler than FTP for sending files between Linux machines?
@akira my point was that - unlike scp or rsync - the ftp client can't be told non-interactively what file to download. Unless you resort to a hack like sending it commands in a pipe, which is beyond what a crontab one-liner can do.
May
21
comment Is there anything simpler than FTP for sending files between Linux machines?
@akira ftp isn't scriptable (there are clients that are, but the default one is not), I think, and ftp daemons aren't necessarily set up to expose the directory you want to put it in by default.
May
10
comment Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?
There's also not a lot of Win3.1 support for realtime. -- except for the fact that any application can seize the CPU for as long as it wants, not giving it to the OS or any other application. This includes the bandsaw controller app.
Mar
20
comment modify 128 bytes
@grawity That's not PHP's fault, "a" is equivalent to opening with O_APPEND, and is documented in the equivalent C functions (both open and fopen)
Mar
12
comment Is it possible to communicate to other WiFi users in the house?
The easiest way to communicate in this circumstance is to shout "Who's downloading stuff? You're using up all the bandwidth." Or figure out who it is and then walk over to them. Don't overcomplicate things.
Feb
22
comment The color red disappeared on the GUI.
I've had green break before - the rest of the display is pink in that case. Is the rest of his display tinted blue/green? Red objects would appear black in that case. (All three answers below are proposing this possibility)
Jan
27
comment How Can I Connect Two Sets of Computers Within My Home Office So There's No Cables On the Floor?
Suspend the cables with a series of poles, then they will not be on the floor.