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Jul
15
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)
Jul
11
comment How do I check the internet usage of a particular device in my room?
+1 I was going to say the above, but for dd-wrt. If you got the geek cred enough to set it up, dd-wrt has special tools to send data to nice graphs and such.
Jul
11
comment Is there a way to catch all invokations of hardlink creation and replace them with symbolic links?
Replace system ln? and hope nothing else is running that uses it at that time... wouldn't it be safer to make a local ln and set your PATH to that one? if your make system uses hard coded paths, you're SOL, but at least your system isn't gorked
Jul
7
answered Remote edit with local editor (Linux)
Jul
7
answered kioexec with multiple files
Jul
7
comment HTTPS for the Asus RT-N12 router's web interface
It's a pain - I put DD-WRT on my Linksys.. it's better than stock Linksys firmware (never saw asus firmware, so can't comment). Seems to be worth it for me, and you can always go back (with some pain) if you need.
Jul
7
revised HTTPS for the Asus RT-N12 router's web interface
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Jul
7
comment HTTPS for the Asus RT-N12 router's web interface
Not what you asked, but this router does support DD-WRT which does support HTTPS and other goodies.
Jul
6
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
5
revised How to create a new terminal window from the command line in Red Hat Linux 5.3
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Jul
4
comment Website is securely not secure
@user20574 depends. In general, probably not. The cookies would be domain locked. But there are other ways to leak info across domains (or else doubleclick/google wouldn't be worth so much). Again, it depends on how they coded the page.
Jul
3
comment Slow directory removal (rm -rf) on Max OS X
Besides storage type, speed may also depend on filesystem. What filesystem type is the area with the files? bfs or local? a journaling filesystem has more overhead for deletions.
Jul
3
comment Website is securely not secure
A note I'd add here is one of the reasons why this is bad, and is flagged. Suppose you had a login to pandora.com and there is a session cookie sent to .pandora.com that encompasses your login session. If this is also sent during HTTP sessions, your session is now in the clear. You've been taken over. Yes, the server can say "only send this cookie for HTTPS", but you'd have to be a geek and track your server responses to figure this out. So for non-geeks, it will just flag this, though not saying they do a good job saying why this is bad.
Jul
3
comment How to input a list of websites, and it output list of IP's?
Just a reminder, a list of IP addresses may or may not be useful. DNS names/Websites are not 1 <=> 1 to IP addresses. A website may have more than one IP address (server farm). An IP address may have more than one Website (shared hosting).
Jul
2
revised How can I make chown work recursively?
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Jul
1
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
1
comment Is it possible to uninstall or disable iTunes in OS X?
I know this is old... But there's also the iTunes helper app. Go to System Preferences => Users and Groups, look in Login Items, see if you have iTunes Helper there. Remove it if it is.
Jun
30
answered Edit files with WinSCP on Ubuntu 14.04
Jun
30
revised What is the difference between Pentium(number) and just Pentium?
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