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Mar
25
comment How can I clear a single site from the cache in Firefox?
Looks like we have a winner! I guess this was added somewhat recently?
Dec
5
comment Multiple CPUs, multithreaded performance
You're going to have to be more specific about what you're attempting to parallelize if you want an answer to this question.
Jan
11
comment How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things?
But then the install script itself has to be executable, or the user must choose to run it.
Dec
26
comment Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions
Since Oneiric is released now, and I haven't tested this in a while, I'm just going to mark this as accepted.
Dec
26
comment Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions
What does this setting have to do with the relative sensitivities in the X and Y directions?
Jun
3
comment Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?
That is wrong. FLAC is an audio compression format.
Jan
15
comment Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?
Anyway, to directly answer your question about what was wrong, your answer doesn't quite answer the question, but rather answers a related question. You show how to update environment variables inside a shell running inside a screen session, but not how to update environment variables in the screen session itself (such that newly-spawned windows inherit the new values). I accepted it at the time because it was still a good solution, but I had always intended to eventually implement a real answer to my question as asked. So, nothing personal.
Jan
15
comment Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?
You can see how to pull variables into the current shell from the screen/tmux session here, in the screen_update and tmux_update functions. I'll update my answer with a byobu-independent version of these.
Jan
15
comment Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?
Well, I discovered that screen (and also tmux) have a "setenv" command that sets an environment variable for screen itself, not the shell in the current window of screen. So that means that after you use my script, all newly-created windows in that screen session will automatically get the new environment, without having to run the update script in every one of them. Of course, an update script could still be useful for updating existing shells, but you have to rewrite it not to read from a FIFO, but to query the screen/tmux session itself for the new values.
Oct
13
comment How can I open new tabs next to my current tab instead of at the end of the tab bar in Firefox 7?
Huh. For some reason this was set to the non-default of False in my browser. I'm pretty sure I never set it that way. Setting it to true fixed my problem. Thanks!
Jul
11
comment Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions
I believe that the X11 documentation/code refers to it as a virtual screen.
Jul
11
comment Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions
I'm not talking about virtual machines. I'm talking about a multi-monitor setup. Two monitors placed side by side create a "virtual" screen that is double the width of a physical screen.
May
18
comment data recovery from deleted partition
Make a complete backup image of the whole disk immediately before you do anything that modifies the contents of the disk! If you try something and it fails, you can "reset" from the backup image and try something else.
May
16
comment How is zsh pronounced?
Zee zells zea zhells by the zeazhore?
May
12
comment LibreOffice/OpenOffice vs. MS-Office
I believe OOO/LO have support for macros, but they may not be fully compatible with MS Office. The best way to decide is to just try it on your own macros and see if they work.
May
11
comment How do I permanently turn the volume up on a wav file to use it on my phone?
Well, it's not magic. If your sound file is too quiet, then there may simply be too little information left. You could compare it to an underexposed photograph that you try to restore by turning up the brightness.
May
7
comment script to convert ext4 filenames to ntfs
Thanks for the comments.
Apr
22
comment How can I find out about an unknown file extension?
I was assuming that most methods would be OS-agnostic, but that does look useful. Why don't you post it as an answer?
Apr
22
comment How can I find out about an unknown file extension?
The file command attempts to identify a file by testing the beginning of the file against a set of patterns for known file types. If it matches one, it will report the file type. Useful when it works, but there are lots of esoteric formats that it doesn't know about yet.
Apr
4
comment What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes?
This previous question addresses a similar subject, though not exactly the same.