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Aug
12
comment kioexec with multiple files
kdiff3 requires qt4/kde4, which is not on my system :( SOL as far as kdiff3 goes.
Aug
12
comment kioexec with multiple files
But, my editor is not Kde, neither is cat (kioexec cat fish://yaddayadda works). It seems kioexec copies the file over to a temp file, runs the app as a child proc, and uploads diff on any change on app exit. This should run for any app. Thanks much tho.
Aug
12
comment How do I find (and kill) process running on a certain port?
I'd recommend against the kill -9. It doesn't allow cleanup, and some internet app is more likely to have resources that need to be shut down cleanly.
Aug
11
comment Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?
What OS? I don't think browsers can lock you down this hard, you may need to play with firewalls and such.
Aug
11
comment Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?
I think this is more 'shutting down certain UI elements to keep you in the browser' than limit to a specific site, though you do want to keep the user tied to one chrome instance if you want to not open up IE or Safari or whatever.
Aug
9
comment Getting by with only one monitor
For some reason, the curmudgeon in me felt the need to add The Story of Mel. I do agree with OP though, I have multiple monitors at work, and work at home with a single monitor is an adjustment
Aug
5
comment How to remove all privileges from a particular user
I think you're forgetting 'other'. Yes, they won't be the user, or group, but other is everyone else. They'd get those 'other' perms. Anything with other-write would be writable, anything with other-executable would be runnable.
Aug
5
comment How to remove all privileges from a particular user
@Mike Keller - better would be /bin/rbash. You'd need to be root and either make a hard link or symlink from bash => rbash. Then set up their environment to be VERY restrictive.
Aug
5
comment How to remove all privileges from a particular user
Unfortuntately even this can't stop everything. You'd have to change every executable to not have execute for 'other' and change every file and every non-temp dir to not have write for 'other'. That may cause bigger problems.
Aug
4
comment Does Windows still rely on MS-DOS?
I remember this, the whole VxD interface and VMM switcher. It was an interesting way to move forward somewhat on an OS and still have a lot of backwards compatibility.
Aug
1
comment Passing two arguments to a command using pipes
also, as far as your Update text, the output does come from cat, just you want the statements seemed as separate to cat, which it can not do since they are serialized into one stream.
Aug
1
comment Passing two arguments to a command using pipes
@firebat no, pipe means to take the stdout of the previous command as standard input of the next command. You can still have arguments, which are a different concept.
Jul
20
comment What is the difference between S-Video, Firewire and USB for cameras?
The best part of the iPhone (or other camera phone) camera is that it's always with you. If your camera phone has better video quality than your separate camera, it's probably quite a bit older and/or cheaper.
Jul
11
comment Should I be afraid of a malicious GIF file?
@Mokubai any format really. But these vulnerabilities are from coding bugs, and the more complex the format (TIF probably the worst) the more likely to have an issue.
Jun
29
comment Is there any disadvantage of vacuuming sqlite dbs?
@bot47 Yeah, mail is a particularly bad usage model for dbs. A lot of deletes. I'd write Mail.app so that it would vacuum on app shutdown. MacOS X comes with command line tools for sqlite2, you could probably wrine script to vacuum it yourself.
Jun
26
comment configure Apache to open .js file with php in very specific folder
This is confusing, please add more info on what you want to do. PHP is server side, .js is rendered client side. The Apache server never does anything with .js other than serving as a text file (with proper headers).
Jun
26
comment Extract emails from gmail
And Exchange access, if for some reason you wanted to do Outlook rules.
Jun
23
comment Does Windows 7 natively support MKV?
+1 for VLC. It plays everything.
Jun
21
comment copying files from one computer to another - whole disks
'Best' is vague. Simplest? Easy for one time? Easy for continuous copies? Easy to automate?
Jun
21
comment easiest way to (download and) convert HTML-structures into EPUB?
+1 for Calibre. For common websites, they may already have a filter to download the website to ePub.