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comment less maximum buffer size?
Technically less isn't sending the signal, the kernel is once it sees that the only reader to the pipe (less) is no more.
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answered less maximum buffer size?
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comment How does Googles “Auto Awesome” choose images?
Maybe better suited for webapps.stackexchange.com?
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revised in bash, how to load and execute an external bash script from a server, like github?
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answered in bash, how to load and execute an external bash script from a server, like github?
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revised How can I make chown work recursively?
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comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
@jim BTW: +1 for AIX... I was stuck using it years ago. Also, since this is Linux, you can rely on the -delete operator for (GNU) find. You can replace the | xargs rm {} \; with -delete and not be stuck with quoting rules or -no-run-if-empty.
Aug
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answered How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
Aug
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comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
IMHO this is a bad idea to have the name-of-week. what if you have two weeks of logs? what if you restart during the day. At best both scenarios above would be confusing, at worst you'd (possibly) overwrite the existing file.
Aug
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comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
@AlexanderFarber this shouldn't change mtime unless you save the file. Were you perhaps thinking of atime? Also, maybe you should use view instead of vi, view opens readonly by default.
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revised Is there any way to answer a phone call using a dial-up modem?
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comment How do I open the file with extension .srdt?
I'd personally download a small subsdet of Cygwin, and use the unix file utility to see what it thinks the file is. Though that's probably much easier for me than you
Jul
20
comment Apache undoes my change to User in httpd.conf
PHP, normally, is already in apache.
Jul
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comment Apache undoes my change to User in httpd.conf
Note: technically, php isn't (usually) spawned by Apache, instead php runs inside Apache.
Jul
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revised Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
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revised Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
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revised Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
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comment Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
@ParthianShot that would still not do what the poster wanted, which is recursive.
Jul
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answered Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
Jul
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comment Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
It's probably not grep, but how you call your command. Are you using Command Prompt, or a UNIX-like shell? (bash, zsh, etc)