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Jul
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comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
@J.Pablo: Sorry, I was responding to Quark's comment, but I misread and responded to you. The two commands are yours with grep (aptitude search ~i | grep -v "i A") and my attempt without grep (aptitude search '~i !~M'). Quark said that he got different lists from the two commands. I don't think the output should be different, but perhaps I'm missing something here.
Jul
23
comment How to download a URL as a file?
Mac's don't have wget installed by default. It does have curl.
Jul
22
comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
@J.Pablo: On my machine, the two commands yield identical output (as they should). Perhaps you installed some packages in a non-standard way?
Jul
18
comment Installing Microsoft ttf fonts on Ubuntu
IANAL wins the award for "most visually jarring acronym" every time.
Jul
17
comment Why haven't file managers improved as much as browsers?
@Oscar: we're making progress. I think even better might be "Why haven't file managers improved as much as browsers?" or "Why haven't file managers evolved as much as web browsers?"
Jul
17
comment Why haven't file managers improved as much as browsers?
Does 'evolutionated' mean "evolved as far as" here?
Jul
17
comment Mac OS X: conventional places where binary files should live
@Adamvs: you were right to mention what MacPorts needs in the $PATH since the installer may fail (or something might bork your profile later). I was just mentioning that the installer should add the required info to the path. As I recall, there's even a dialogue now asking "Do you want me to edit your profile so that blah blah." But I may be thinking of Fink there.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
comment Troubleshooting Application Hangs on Mac OS X
I believe that the version on install discs may be quite out of date. I downloaded the tools recently from Apple, and they were just under a gig (not a couple of gigs).
Jul
17
comment Upgrading Ubuntu to 9.04 breaks ATI video card driver, VESA and ati/radeon drivers
This sounds more serious, but just so you understand it's normal to have to rebuild extra modules like this when you upgrade your kernel. I haven't used ATI in a long time (and even then, only on Debian), but as I recall before installing a new driver you had to completely purge the old one. Did you do that?
Jul
17
comment Is it possible to see which torrents a server/tracker is hosting?
A reasonable guess it that it's 80% porn.
Jul
17
comment Mac OS X: conventional places where binary files should live
/usr/local/bin is already in a default OS X $PATH (though too late - see my answer). If you use MacPorts, its installer should edit your path as necessary - at least it always has in my experience. That said, it's good for users to know what it's doing (and why).
Jul
17
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Jul
17
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Jul
17
answered RootKit Hunter Warnings on Mac OS X
Jul
17
comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
You're not likely to get one easily-shared answer for all Linux distros. Package management is a big part of what distinguishes different Linux distros.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
Also, apt-get isn't deprecated. Debian recommends aptitude for package management on the command line, but that's a far cry from deprecating apt-get.
Jul
17
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