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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.
Jun
2
comment How to reinstall OS X 10.8 without internet?
@Sam that's fine, but you need a mac. You need to either have one, or borrow time on one, or rent one. PCs do not have the Mac App Store. You may find a sympathetic Apple Store employee that will let you download it there.
Jun
2
comment GPU access to a newly created user in Linux (Ubuntu)
I'd run id as you, and id as the user. My random guess is there's some group permission for some /dev/ node that they don't have group read/write to.
May
30
comment How do I change the .bash_history file location?
@DaniëlW.Crompton I agree :) I use this to have separate history files based on the tty command. My point was WHEN you set it. At some point the location is fixed and further changes are ignored.
May
30
comment How do I change the .bash_history file location?
one note... this needs to be pretty early in the RC file parsing. As soon as anything gets written to history, any changes to this VAR are ignored.
May
30
comment SunOS 5.10 - ignore certain files in ls
I see bash in the prompt. Can also use extglob: shopt -s extglob; ls !(*.log)
May
30
comment How to jump back to the first character in *nix command line?
To those reading this question, this is in effect asking about the shell, more specifically command line editing in the shell. The Ctrl-A answer before is bash (most likely) with Emacs style editing, the default.
May
28
comment How do you make a file not have a default program that opens it?
Though I can guess Windows from the Notepad++ reference, you'd be better off saying what OS, and also what version.