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May
23
comment Mac OS X: Best Way to Make an ISO from a CD or DVD
+1 for Burn. Easier than system tools
Apr
21
comment How can I create a shell script shortcut?
@bytecode77 actually you cant. the alias is the way to "rename" it, with some caveats. why the name change needed? you could have a local shell script in your PATH that is names application i do this all the time, for specific reasons
Apr
21
comment How can I create a shell script shortcut?
@bytecode77 if you're symlinking to /bin, you're almost surely Doing It Wrong. Edit the shell startup file and add to PATH
Apr
21
comment How can I create a shell script shortcut?
@bytecode77 1) to make this "permannt" you need to put this in the shell startup file, eg $HOME/.bashrc or the like 2) An alias is a text substitution, it can do subtly different things than a normal invocation.
Apr
21
answered How can I create a shell script shortcut?
Apr
9
comment To finalize or not to finalize disk when burning CD/DVDs
and remember bit-rot. Do you want to keep appending to the same disk? or do you want to grab a new disk every once in a while and verify your backups
Apr
6
comment How can I make chown work recursively?
Technically it will only go to one level down. whether you call that true recursion or not is an exercise for the user :)
Apr
1
revised How can I make chown work recursively?
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Mar
16
comment Need to understand the concept of xargs and pipes
I wrote this on superuser, but this may help: pipe output to other command
Mar
11
comment Need to create .tgz file in Windows
What he/she/ultrasawblade said. tar.gz is .tgz. Create your tar.gz and rename. Unless .tgz is TRULY something else entirely, then you're on your own because we'd have no idea what it is.
Mar
7
comment How can I make chown work recursively?
@gwideman I know this is old... But yes, of course -R does recursive. The OP just had an issue with a very specific type of recursion, an extension and "file type is file" filtered one
Mar
4
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Feb
26
comment Display Windows application via SSH X11 on Linux
I use rdesktop for RDP. seems to be in a lot of Linux Distros. If you're looking at commercial, there's also Citrix.
Feb
24
comment How to move in a big jump on the bash shell?
a comment, since I can't find a definitive answer. Check the output of bind -l, and try to find what those those keywords do. There's one 'vi-column' that looks interesting. or try the "forward-word" (ESC-f) backwards-word (ESC-b) tags.
Feb
24
comment How to move in a big jump on the bash shell?
ctrl-a and ctrl-e are emacs/gmacs commands. you're asking them to switch.
Feb
24
comment How to teach older people to use a computer
Vote to close; this is way too broad... you don't even mention what type of computer you're going to get them. Linux? Windows? Mac? Are you any good, could you teach her? Check local libraries if they have any free classes.
Feb
20
comment How to cp multiple file extensions?
your glob is shell dependent. What shell are you using? parenthesis like those are not glob metacharacters
Feb
17
comment Programatically determine if an script is being executed on laptop or desktop?
I'd say why you need to know? Are you worried about battery life
Feb
17
revised How to use Terminal to delete all .svn folders recursively?
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Feb
5
comment Wireless router radiation level
I know this is old, but I'd suggest thinking of microwaves as well. Remember how they discovered a microwave could cook stuff: some researchers walked in front of a radar dish, and it cooked a chocolate bar in their pocket. Meaning, they probably did that walk dozens of times with no ill effect to themselves, yet had enough juice to zap a Hershey's. And your router has maybe a thousandth or much less of the power.