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Jul
5
comment Apache Tomcat Server failure
@KennethOrdona you need to close this question out and ask a new one.
Jul
5
comment Why is my crontab not running
I noticed the 'no MTA installed', meaning you have mail output, but no way of sending it. You maybe can install one, and you'd get your info mail.
Jul
2
comment Good TN3270 for MacOS? (Mac OS X Snow Leopard)
Say's it's not Intel native, will this run under snow leopard? I know a lot of Classic and emulator stuff was pulled.
Jul
2
comment Good TN3270 for MacOS? (Mac OS X Snow Leopard)
curious; why do you need TN3270? last mainframe I used was shut down just past Y2K, though I saw Niketown with 3270 terminal emulation more recently than that.
Jun
27
comment Why does my Emacs shell render this gunk?
I'd test the shells, do echo $0 in both windows, make sure the shells are the same.
Jun
27
comment why alias names defined in .bashrc file are not working?
May be a separate issue, but you wipe out your PATH. You should reference your old PATH in any setting, e.g. export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/usr/vac/bin:/usr/vacpp/bin:. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/lib
Jun
26
comment How was the first compiler compiled?
As a note, gcc has an interesting bootstrap. You compile a minimal gcc with the system compiler, then use this minimal gcc to compile "big" gcc, then use this "big" gcc to compile another "big" gcc so you can confirm the whole thing worked.
Jun
26
comment How to ignore moved lines in a diff
I can foresee where this would miss some changes. Sometimes order matters, sometimes it doesn't. You discard all context.
Jun
22
comment Is Mac OS X a licensed Unix or Unix-like clone that conforms to Unix specification?
@RedGrittyBrick I think the "official shell" was /bin/sh bash shell. But the spec also required /bin/ksh, and I thought /bin/bash. I can't find any supporting docs though.
Jun
22
comment Is Mac OS X a licensed Unix or Unix-like clone that conforms to Unix specification?
@JourneymanGeek Minor changes: Solaris 2.x is SVR4. Older (BSD based) SunOS was rebadged as Solaris 1. The original BSD was based off AT&T sources. 386bsd based off those, then NetBSD, then FreeBSD, then OpenBSD off of each other.
Jun
11
comment Bash - Test for multiple users
@GordonDavisson thanks, my answer updated.
May
24
comment Using the ls -l with a pipe how can i get it to display the 8th file in the list without the file details
+1 for the tr -s ' ' | cut trick, I never thought of that for some reason - i typically use (g)awk when extracting columns.
May
21
comment Kill xserver from command line (init 3/5 does not work)
Just to call this out for emphasis, as @jsumners said, runlevel 3 is still multi-user.
May
20
comment Linux file contains “@^@^@^@”, how to restore?
As @Levon said, you can try file source.c to see if it recognizes it as a tar file. You could do tar -tvf source.c non destructively
May
19
comment Storing a HTTP POST request in a bookmark or something similar as you would with a GET request
also: How to save a bookmark in Firefox with POST data
May
19
comment How to save a bookmark in Firefox with POST data?
Just a geek note: GET requests aren't supposed to change data, that's why you can bookmark them and can call them as often as you like. POST requests are allowed to change state on the server, which is why they're not easily bookmarked. On POST links you bookmark, think about if calling them multiple times will cause problems, such as buying an extra item from Amazon.
May
18
comment OSX - what would cause a d.txt file to contain all my Terminal history to appear in my homedir?
@orokusaki What is $HISTFILE pointing to? Is it set to d.txt? If so, that's where the file came from - bash saving normal history to the file.
May
18
comment Can I reset my IMac to factory settings without loss of data?
This is a tough question - you do realize factory settings means having none of your data.
May
17
comment Scripting in Illustrator?
Since you're a programmer it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. - Postscript is an odd language, writing this in postscript has a decent learning curve.
May
16
comment How to download a list of files with the possibility of resuming?
@duperuser as Lamar asked, Operating system? How you get the URLs can depend on OS.