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Jun
18
comment Corrupt vimrc file
This shouldn't be necessary since MacVim enables Ruby support by default.
Apr
25
revised How Unix is Mac OS X?
This is absurd. OSX is a perfectly common shorthand for Mac OS X and repeating "Mac OS X" over and over and over is tedious.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
20
comment Easy way to get gcc and make in OSX
This is slightly orthogonal to this question, but for future Googlers. The Xcode installer bundles together a bunch of (smaller) .pkg packages. In theory, you should be able to open Xcode and install only what you really want from it. See this link, for example, github.com/mxcl/homebrew/wiki/Xcode
Nov
21
comment What is the official installer for Unix packages on Mac OS?
If you want prebuilt binary packages, check out Rudix.
Nov
21
answered What is the official installer for Unix packages on Mac OS?
Nov
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
answered Backspace key not working in vim
Oct
5
comment list/find all regular files in all subdirectories excluding binary files
I thought of a similar thing, but worried that executable != binary. Nevertheless, you can do this just with find as well: find . -type f \! -executable
Oct
4
comment How to get SSH working on Linux laptop?
Ah, also, to stop, start or restart sshd (say to load new configuration settings), you will probably need something like this: sudo /etc/init.d/ssh [stop, start, restart]. You only want one of the commands in the brackets at a time - an no brackets.
Oct
4
comment How to get SSH working on Linux laptop?
I half suspect that you enabled SSH login for the router itself with that checkbox. That is, some routers allow you to ssh into them in order to make changes to the router securely (and remotely). Also, how exactly are you trying to log in via ssh? Are you specifying a user? It should look something like ssh user@myip.etc, not just ssh myip.etc
Oct
2
revised How can I list only non-empty files using ls?
Typo
Oct
2
comment How can I list only non-empty files using ls?
Implementations of find vary a lot in terms of what valid options are and where they can go. GNU find (which is awfully common) will produce a warning if you put -size before -maxdepth.
Sep
27
revised Advantages of cat'ing file and piping to grep
Spelling
Sep
4
comment Snow Leopard hide scrollbar in terminal?
There is also an alpha release of iTerm2: code.google.com/p/iterm2
Aug
25
comment Copy list of files
@Klaus You're very welcome. To be frank, I was mostly annoyed at myself after reading Dennis's answer and realizing that I missed the key part of the problem entirely. The solution you like is from there as well.
Aug
25
revised Copy list of files
deleted 1 characters in body; added 14 characters in body
Aug
25
revised Copy list of files
Huge rewrite
Aug
24
comment Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
@Hamish But you did help me to see that I needed double quotes, not single as I originally wrote. The prompt I'm testing it on here involves color escapes and is more complex, and I accidentally simplified it using single quotes. Sorry.
Aug
24
revised Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
The solution needs to be double quoted