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reviewed Reject suggested edit on MS Windows (XP) Analogue to Linux' ~/.profile and/or ~/.bashrc? (NOT in a Network Domain)!
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comment Installing MySQL Server on a Mac with Homebrew
David: Try sudo mkdir /usr/local/var/mysql; then sudo chown $(whoami) /usr/local/var/mysql. Those two command should, at least, create the necessary directory and ensure that you own it. From there you may have to try the whole process of installing MySQL (using brew) all over again.
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answered Installing MySQL Server on a Mac with Homebrew
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comment Installing MySQL Server on a Mac with Homebrew
I've changed your tag [brew] to [homebrew] as it appears that [brew] has nothing to do with MacOS nor with your question.
Mar
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comment Installing MySQL Server on a Mac with Homebrew
You might want to post this to "Ask Different" as a question about getting MySQL running on your Mac using Homebrew (the brew command). That sounds like it's more to the point. Once you have MySQL server running then the tutorial will probably go far more smoothly.
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answered What is the equivalent to the Linux File command for windows?
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comment How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?
I recommend changing the semicolons in this command to && (conditional operators) so that the subsequent 'tar' commands won't be executed if the chdir() fails for any reason (typo, permissions, whatever). Also I recommend using the -S (--sparse) option with the 'tar' --create to enable handling of sparse files like some instances of /var/log/wtmp or /var/run/utmp, for example).
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asked Local admin password recovery: Windows Vista
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revised Is there a Unix-y tool for taking notes on the command line?
Elaborating on persistence of the session.
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answered Is there a Unix-y tool for taking notes on the command line?
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asked MS Windows (XP) Analogue to Linux' ~/.profile and/or ~/.bashrc? (NOT in a Network Domain)!
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answered ubuntu fails to start gnome
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answered How can I make the mouse pointer leave a fullscreen application in a multi-monitor setup?
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comment How to zip a file named “-”
The "--" option is accepted by many GNU utilities and some others on some platforms. However, it is NOT the recommended method. Prefixing -* filenames with a relative or absolute path, canonically using ./-* is most portable answer. I consider it to be the most basic technical screening question for such hands-on sysadmin positions. (Only partial credit for -- answers, full credit for ./, and extra for laughing and pointing out that it's an old FAQ --- 0 pts. for any attempt at quoting or escaping with backslash; those are DANGEROUS)!