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Debian user, GNU/Linux enthusiast, FLOSS supporter, hobby developer.


Aug
12
answered Are there any unix shells that support mouse reporting?
Aug
12
comment How do I join 2 variables in a bash script?
Ok that's what you meant -- since the original question had a . after DATE I left that out since the focus was on the db_ part.
Aug
12
comment How do I join 2 variables in a bash script?
What issues do you mean?
Aug
12
revised How do I join 2 variables in a bash script?
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Aug
12
answered How do I join 2 variables in a bash script?
Aug
10
comment Execute command inside first directory of each matched result
Hmm, hopefully 3rd time's the charm.
Aug
10
revised Execute command inside first directory of each matched result
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Aug
10
comment Execute command inside first directory of each matched result
Try the edited version and see if that works.
Aug
10
revised Execute command inside first directory of each matched result
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Aug
8
answered Execute command inside first directory of each matched result
Aug
6
comment Escaping exclamation mark in shell (negation for if/then construct)?
I put $? in my PS1 so the prompt always shows the exit status of the last foreground command. This makes testing conditions as easy as running [ -d mydir ] and looking at my current prompt. Another way to test with less typing and w/o using the prompt is [ -d mydir ] && echo yes.
Aug
6
comment Mutt deletes Gmail's Sent mail?
offlineimap should not delete sent mail by default. perhaps it would help if you posted the relevant parts of your .offlineimaprc
Aug
5
comment Aliases in subshell / child process
Just to be clear, what I meant was in bash, alias foo='echo foobar', enter, (foo) outputs foobar.
Aug
5
comment Aliases in subshell / child process
bashrc is read for all interactive non-login shells which is why this should work since most shells you start up are interactive non-login shells, and aliases do work in subshells with ()
Aug
5
answered Aliases in subshell / child process
Aug
5
awarded  Organizer
Aug
5
revised How to make a debian based distro?
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Aug
5
comment What are the techniques for securely erasing data in Linux?
Even encryption may not be enough to protect against legal measures - it's not legal in all countries and even where it is there may be ways to compel you to give up the decrypted data (see e.g. this article about the UK). Perhaps the only way to be truly safe is using encryption with data-hiding to achieve plausible deniability (i.e. so no one can prove any data ever existed).
Aug
5
answered How to use ftp command to get files on remote unix?
Aug
5
revised How to iterate over all pair combinations in a list in bash?
removed the unnecessary `"$@"` since they are implied by default