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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
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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
Aug
24
comment Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
@Hamish No, that's incorrect. This changes as you cd. I'm using it now. (And that's not a Perl thing. It has to do with how PS1 works. You can have dynamic information in there in a function via \$(function).
Aug
24
revised Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
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Aug
24
comment Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
Fair enough. I posted an answer below, based on that thread.
Aug
24
answered Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
Aug
24
comment Bash prompt: how to have the initials of directory path
This is a great question, but it's also an exact duplicate of a question (already answered) on Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/questions/1616678/bash-pwd-shortening
Aug
24
answered Copy list of files
Aug
24
comment Copy list of files
Let me get one thing clear: the list has all the file names on one line, separated only by a space? Or are the names each on a separate line?
Aug
24
revised Capture output of command in variable
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revised Capture output of command in variable
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Aug
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revised Capture output of command in variable
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Aug
24
answered Capture output of command in variable
Aug
23
comment Snow Leopard hide scrollbar in terminal?
I don't know anything about Cocoa apps. Care to share where an application's NIB file would live? Thanks.
Aug
23
comment Snow Leopard hide scrollbar in terminal?
FYI: I've always wanted this myself, so I just took a quick look at the plist. No relevant option seems to be there.
Aug
21
comment Are the unix commands the same for Mac and Ubuntu?
@vy32 Depends on who you're distributing to. If you're writing tools for other developers, I disagree. And, frankly, if you're writing command-line tools of any sort, I'm not so sure I agree. All the people I know who use the command line regularly on OSX use one or another of these package managers.