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Jun
27
comment What is the difference between Pentium(number) and just Pentium?
@user16973 that's a whole other flame war :) I'm sure you'll find people on both sides of the debate. I'm not going to answer but you easily can find lots of others who will
Jun
27
comment What is the difference between Pentium(number) and just Pentium?
@ramhound another tidbit - AMD came out with the 64 bit extensions first. Intel was still trying to shovel Itanium to people who didn't want them. Intel then backtracked again and released 64 bit x86, of course changing the name from AMD64 to the (less elegant) EM64T. How could they do this blatant copy? That license agreement. What saved AMD before is the same that allows Intel to clone ideas and then beat them with better manufacturing skill.
Jun
27
comment What is the difference between Pentium(number) and just Pentium?
@user16973 Odd I hadn't noticed - my recent computer is i5 and not badged as a Pentium. It seems that some retailers still call their Core series Pentiums‌​. For me this sounds old, but maybe they think there's more oomph in Pentium over Core. In this case Pentium means Pentium series, in effect indicating Intel x86. In this case it is pure marketing, no indication of rank. These are obviously post-4 processors
Jun
23
comment Getting errors trying to run shell script (Linux)
I tried your code, works for me. What version of bash is it running? echo $BASH_VERSION. You can delete the '()' on line 3; you're declaring the function with the function keyword and the open bracket.
Jun
19
comment How to change these Putty commands into Centos ones?
What's your question? These aren't "putty" commands. Putty is a tool to talk to an SSH host, like say a CentOS machine. So, if you get Putty to connect to CentOS, then when you type you're running the commands on CentOS.
Jun
18
comment How do you delete a directory entry from a directory, but not delete the directorys contents?
@suspectus if they have the same inode it is is a HARD link, not a symlink. The rest of your comment is correct. You have multiple file system entries pointing to the same (data) inode. You can remove one with rm without a problem. Once you remove the last filename/reference, you delete the inode and data.
Jun
17
comment How to prevent MacVim from inherenting .profile as if it was Bash itself?
I'd do debugging.... Id have some temp code in your .profile that dumps all env vars to a file. Then run it once as a shell, then run MacVim, see if MacVim sets something you can detect and put guard code around.
Jun
17
comment Routers with USB plug to connect external storage
Late comment: a lot of "Router+USB port" OS options also include UPnP support. The stock firmware on my Linksys has support for it (even though otherwise the firmware sucks). Im sure I could dig it out of dd-wrt if I bothered. My XBMC box (connected to the drive) also reports media through UPnP. Another difference though is backup: Most NAS OS options have better support for RAID and backups. It's a faster CPU than a router and can support running more software, such as backup software, on it.
Jun
14
comment How can I check my bookmarks in Chrome for broken links?
Also, what's broken mean? No website? 404? A huge subset of what you'd consider "broken" will be landing pages or redirects. A .com domain is too valuable to leave empty and a lot of links will be active but not pointing to the content you originally cared about.
Jun
12
comment Where do I get a JavaScript console?
@arielnmz It's a Javascript based server. Javascript is just a language. It is not tied to a web browser by anything other than convention and speed. Modern Javascript engines make it fast enough for server use. It doesn't replace any client use, it's just a different way to code a server.
Jun
12
comment Processor upgrade on a laptop vs. Ram upgrade. Also does ram always matter?
Most processors today aren't "purely" 32 bit. Any individual app (or the kernel) can only access 4Gb at a time, but the system can let the multiple apps use the extra memory. So Chrome can (and will ;) use 4GB, but your mail app can use some. How much you can use depends on the OS, most "32 bit" OSes can use 8, or even 16gb of ram (36Bits of addressing)
Jun
12
comment Where do I get a JavaScript console?
I don't know enough about it to make an answer, but I'd browse around NODE.js tools. They should have something.
Jun
12
comment Where do I get a JavaScript console?
@arielnmz It's taken a while, but Javascript has escaped the browser. NodeJS is probably the best known use now. XUL + Javascript can make local apps, or Mozilla phone apps.
Jun
9
comment Unix mail command: Sort by newest first
I'd try pine, see if that is set up on your system. pine, mutt, anything but base mail - it's pretty clunky.
Jun
9
comment Unix mail command: Sort by newest first
Are you wedded to mail? there are better command line clients, such as mailx, or pine. Pine specifically has better sorting options.
Jun
6
comment ls inside bash script didn't found just created file
are you sure that the java app creates the log in that subdir? that it doesn't do a cd, or open the log someplace else?
Jun
5
comment Can I use xvfb on a hpc system without effecting other users?
@xslittlegrass the display_nr is the display number. 0, 1, whatever is available. We used :1, to make it more conscious that it's not the standard one on :0. The DISPLAY is a note to the process what machine:screen combination to connect to. (2) Xvfb is a component of your XServer distribution. You'll need some subset of X for this to work. This may be where your sysadmin balked - he didn't want an XServer package on his box.
Jun
3
comment Use grep to find files and pipe/open to open them
Not quite the exact same what you're asking, but a related question/answer
Jun
3
comment How can I know if a partition is mounted or unmounted?
Thanks, but this shows what's mounted, but not the device node, so it wouldn't answer the original question - how can I see which device nodes are actually mounted? Is there a way of showing device nodes in this GUI?
Jun
3
comment Mounting A Specific NFS Server Based On The User Logged In
I don't enough time to work out the details (therefore not an answer), but we do this based on automount. we have different maps based on username. Some research on automount may help.