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Feb
28
comment Sed for windows
@TheSavo just delete the directory. there are some registry entries related to cygwin mounts, but these can be safely ignored, only cygwin reads them
Feb
27
comment Is there any way to back up saved passwords and installed extensions in Chrome?
@slhck I believe the data is stored in your google docs account. I tried this for a bit, but gave up and went back to XMarks (cross browser with Firefox). It left a folder in google docs that I eventually deleted.
Feb
27
comment An application that notifies of new emails
Since GMail allows IMAP connections, I suggest you enable IMAP on your account and search for IMAP mail notifiers. You'll find a billion of them; find one you like.
Feb
22
comment ls working strangely
@EricR look for the bash_completion package, you may have that installed. Check out /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d
Feb
21
comment what is rpm fusion in layman and how it is related to installing vlc?
@PhantmKllr some of the codecs have patent issues, specifically MP3. So, the base repos don't have any code with licensing issues, but you can add repos if you like. VideoLan doesn't want to code for every distro, so they drop the source, let you compile it.
Feb
21
comment Gmail download by POP3 in Outlook Express won't download all emails, only first 350
fetchmail is a very stable tool and has been around forever, pre-web if I remember. I seem to have seen it in MacPorts.
Feb
19
comment Gmail download by POP3 in Outlook Express won't download all emails, only first 350
If you're doing archiving, I'd look at fetchmail instead of a GUI client. Since you're on Windows, probably fetchmail on Cygwin is more helpful.
Feb
15
comment ubuntu 10.04 command “# type php” returns nothing
please accept your answer (when you're able to, it may need some time) to close out this question
Feb
15
comment Sed for windows
beat my cygwin comment by seconds... :)
Feb
14
comment Gunzip redirection: “No such file or directory”
@MarkP not really, just create a new question, with your new issue.
Feb
14
comment Gunzip redirection: “No such file or directory”
@MarkP Then that is a different question than what you asked. Please close out the question and ask a new one, where you can properly format the script.
Feb
14
comment Delete every 3rd and 5th line except 15th line with Stream EDitor
I think it should be (NR!=15), OQ said except 15th, not except every 15th.
Feb
14
comment Convert .doc or .rtf to clean HTML on OS X
I'd also try openoffice/libreoffice.
Feb
14
comment Browser where I can add my own custom CSS or Javascript
+1 for greasemonkey. In theory, there are css files for Firefox that you can edit, but go greasemonkey. There are so many pre-made scripts for it.
Feb
10
comment What is the oldest Windows operating system to run on a modern (2007-2009) computer?
OS/2 is not Win3.1 similar, but a product that IBM and Microsoft were working together to replace it. MS dropped out, and used some of the ideas as NT. OS/2 was marketed as a better way to run Win 3.1 apps, with better isolation than Win95.
Feb
10
comment How to send myself an email every 30 min as a reminder
I was thinking this too, but the OQ wants to use the email.
Feb
9
comment How to use Terminal to delete all .svn folders recursively?
@Rob good point, i usually do -exec echo rm -rf {} \; then remove the echo.
Feb
9
comment Windows SSH Servers?
Not a big thing, but the OQ did mention they knew cygwin, and were looking for non-cygwin alternatives. Nice writeup tho.
Feb
8
comment cv.h not found in fedora 15 install of opencv and highgui
@tekknolagi so it installed it, but not directly in /usr/include. You need to adjust your build to pick up the location, -I/usr/include/opencv
Feb
8
comment cv.h not found in fedora 15 install of opencv and highgui
@tekknolagi did you verify if the files are around? try: rpm -q --filesbypkg opencv-devel and see where it put the files