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comment Understanding the scope and lifetime of environment variables in shell scripting
Scott, thanks. Your last suggestion is what I ended up doing in the meanwhile as well, actually. I simplified things by using only one script now, by testing an environment variable called SHLVL that is passed, to see if the script is the parent or child, and indeed saving the environment in a temporary file if it's the parent and reading and putenv()-ing them, if it's the child script. But it's not very elegant. Are you sure there's not a more elegant way of updating the environment variables for the same Terminal session, besides cli or file?
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comment Have Ubuntu server prefetch and store mail for a Windows workstation?
Well, that's great; I guess that's all I need then. I'm gonna look into it a bit deeper and when I find it indeed does what I need: expect the checkmark. For now; have an upvote. :) Thanks!
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comment Have Ubuntu server prefetch and store mail for a Windows workstation?
Looks promising. At a quick glance though, it seems to be able to forward it via SMTP, but I'd actually want my Windows workstation to fetch it (with Thunderbird) from my Ubuntu server after fetchmail has fetched and stored the mail. Is this possible with fetchmail as well? In other words: can it also act as a POP3 server perhaps (the name "fetchmail" seems to suggest it can't)? Cause, if possible, I'd preferably have a one-package solution for this 'problem'.
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comment PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird
@hydroparadise: I hear you and I actually updated them, just to be clear. I guess what I tried to say is that I thought it was weird that the HD started to fail (sometimes even before the OS started loading) all of a sudden, without there having been any hardware changes of BIOS updates, or anything. So it would seem strange, that the system all of a sudden would need new drivers, when no significant changes where made prior to the HD failing.
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comment PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird
@Moab: I'll make sure to get a shielded one; good tip, thanks.
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comment PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird
@Moab: yeah, that sounds reasonable. I should probably get a new cable tomorrow as well, just to be sure. Thanks. What do you think could be obvious sources of interference here?
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comment PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird
@amotzg: thanks!
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comment PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird
@hydroparadise: just for my understanding, when we're talking about HD controllers, is my understanding correct that those are actually hardware items on the mainboard? Or are they part of the HD itself? And controllers in this context are not the drivers, correct? And the thing is that the HD sometimes even failed before the OS was loaded and I hadn't updated the BIOS prior to that. So I'm unsure that updating drivers (whether in BIOS or in OS) would make a difference. But perhaps I'm overlooking something here?