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Mar
30
comment There's no 'sudo' command in Cygwin
Looks like a good solution to me! Cygwin support has certain gotten better in the past five years!
Mar
24
comment There's no 'sudo' command in Cygwin
Hi Jason. You might want to review the accepted answer, there is a new answer that does actually provide sudo in Cygwin!
Mar
21
comment Open only the first 10 lines of large CSV file in LibreOffice Calc
Thank you, beautiful solution! It is a rarity when a knowledgeable answer is posted over a year after the question!
Feb
22
comment How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?
I was in this same situation once. Here is the Windows cheatsheet for Linux users that I wrote to help cope.
Jan
28
comment Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?
I hope that "Bonus question" means "Bounty" for you.
Jan
27
comment How do I insert a new row in Excel via the keyboard?
Thank you. This works in Open Office / Libre Office as well.
Jan
4
comment Might using Bluetooth headsets to output audio damage them?
Of course, I am listening to the proper music.
Dec
17
comment Firefox “Untrusted Connection” warnings when visiting reputable HTTPS sites when using child's account
This is a terrific answer. I've starred the question just to reference this answer. Thank you!
Dec
17
comment Opened up a USB stick and it looks a bit odd
Notice also the wear on the contacts. It does look like this device has seen usage, i.e. was once a working device (that as you note, has not had pieces removed).
Dec
14
comment What does `-n` option in sed do?
I see now, thank you. I very much appreciate your taking the time to help make the example explicit. Have a terrific week!
Dec
14
comment What does `-n` option in sed do?
Thank you Gordon but your assessment only repeats my observation. In the first two examples sed without -n prints out every line in addition to those lines specifically requested. Thus in that case -n suppresses the printing of every line parsed. However in the third and fourth examples the behaviour is different. In those cases sed without -n does not output the lines twice, thus using -n does not suppress the printing of every line parsed but rather suppresses the printing of lines not changed. I am having difficulty generalizing when the behaviour will be one or the other.
Dec
2
comment How can you reverse the direction of alt-period in Bash?
Thank you! I have been wondering how to do this for ages.
Nov
27
comment Open a text file in cygwin's VIM
Thank you very much! I don't have a cygwin environment to test in right now (happily at home in Linux) but as soon as I have to fight with another Windows machine I will try this. +1 in the meantime. Thanks!
Nov
24
comment How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?
Your first argument is not valid. On modern systems there is no performance penalty for encryption.
Nov
24
comment How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?
This is the Unix way of handling the situation!
Nov
24
comment Vim: how to perform this task every time I open a file?
Cris: The idea would be that once you've converted the files, you would never need to do it again.
Nov
23
comment Vim: how to perform this task every time I open a file?
You are probably better off using grep -rlIP '[\x0d]' * to find the affected files and running dos2unix on them.
Nov
18
comment How to know which Certificates to leave in my browser, and which to remove
Apparently Firefox has had a patch that would support RFC 6962 for a year now, but it has not been accepted into trunk.
Nov
15
comment Why is -r recursive necessary when copying a directory in Linux?
This question has been asked and answered on unix.SE.
Nov
6
comment Unix-type “locate” on Windows?
Thank you, this is a good explanation and a nice summary of options.