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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.
May
27
comment Is there such thing as a portable database that runs easily OsX and Windows?
does it need to be multi-user? if not, sqlite may be of use.
May
26
comment I can't open a .docx file saved in a mac inside a windows computer; what is wrong?
I'd mention how you got the file over... ftp can affect line endings.
May
20
comment Are there any good tools to remember commonly used CLI commands?
@mpy yeah, forgot about that (upvoted)... remember, single quotes makes the variable interpolated at execution time, not at profile reading time.
May
20
comment Need a laser printer solution to print text sent via ACSII drivers
Do you have restrictions on the printer? Can RaspPI (or equiv) + printer fit this?
May
20
comment Do different compilers produce different machine code file formats for Windows?
@Breakthrough see the C++ ABI this question really is asking about it.
May
20
comment Are there any good tools to remember commonly used CLI commands?
@murph it goes 'alias' => 'function' => 'bash completions' both in usefulness/flexibility, and order of complexity to create.
Mar
21
comment How can I download a file from another computer while logged in via SSH?
ssh doesn't work this way. Kermit used to do this. I suggest aliases
Mar
18
comment Windows Command Prompt
A side note: you may want to check out javaw.exe. It doesn't pop up a console window.
Mar
13
comment Double directory separators
@uBlankText Mac and Other UNIX systems only support '/'. There are only two special characters, '\0' NULL (end the pathname), and '/', everything else goes. Windows can use either '\', or '/' (allowed since DOS days for compatibility)
Mar
13
comment Kdiff3 show conflict even that files have equal text and are binary equals
Have you done a Digest on the files? md5sum both files, see if they match.
Mar
12
comment Virus Asking To Format External Hard Drive
format? if the other answers are true (which probably are) and he has a valid volume that Windows can't read, you're asking him to lose data?
Mar
12
comment Which cookie is the Google's Two-Factor Authentication related cookie?
You do realize, once they realize you're bob@gmail.com, they just need to look up bob@gmail.com in their dbs, resend their cookies. Ditching it won't help much long term.
Mar
12
comment Are there any drawbacks when replacing Windows' functions with Cygwin's in the PATH?
The big thing to take away, Windows find.exe works quite different than Cygwin find.exe. The Windows one is more like grep than a file find. This inconsistency would break tools that shell out, expecting the Windows functionality.
Mar
11
comment Getting pid of process not listed in ps -ef
@AlanShutko Thanks... was not aware. Is this in the default ps or in some GNU ps?
Mar
10
comment What Trusted Root Certification Authorities should I trust?
All excellent questions. You may think about searching some security.stackexchange.com posts
Mar
10
comment What does 'source' do?
@jlliagre my personal "explain why have source" is that source is not only more descriptive, but it looks like something other than a typo. I've had people skip the period/dot when I send tech commands in email.
Mar
4
comment Cygwin .bashrc not being source because cygwin starting in Windows home
@SopalajodeArrierez if you have an interactive (not a script, but active at a terminal) shell, bash pretends you gave it -i on the command line. Try opening a bash shell window, then echo $-, you should see i (among possibly other flags)