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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.
Nov
5
comment Spell check in the Bash CLI
I would like to spell check the English text. Thank you.
Nov
4
comment Spell check in the Bash CLI
Spell checking the commands, such as echo "Hello, world!" > file.txt.
Sep
29
comment Disable sync on each bookmark change
Why the downvote? This is a valid problem, and I've outlined the steps that I've taken to resolve the issue which did not help. How might I improve the question?
Sep
23
comment Turn on the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome
I've had the issue on Kubuntu Linux. Disabling hardware acceleration resolved the issue for me.
Sep
23
comment Turn on the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome
I've had the issue on Kubuntu Linux. Disabling hardware acceleration resolved the issue.
Sep
20
comment Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?
user113907 mentions: "X11 is the window system (the thing that draws the windows on the screen)". You mention: "X11 is a network protocol". Can this be reconciled?
Sep
20
comment Window Manager vs. Desktop Environment vs. Window System? What's the difference?
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams mentions: "X11 is a network protocol". You mention: "X11 is the window system (the thing that draws the windows on the screen)". Can this be reconciled?
Sep
7
comment Disable the `onselectedtext()` Javascrip method in Firefox
Thanks. I'll see if I can adapt that to Firefox for the general case (not just Quora).
Sep
7
comment Disable the `onselectedtext()` Javascrip method in Firefox
Thank you mvark. I suppose that you run this bookmarklet on the known-affected site each time that you visit it? One of the pages that is affected is Quora.
Sep
3
comment Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction
@Hastur: You are right, Chrome does not suffer this either. Open Office Calc suffers the problem when dragging to the left but not when dragging to the right.
Sep
3
comment Mouse selection based on initial mouse movement direction
@Hastur: Yes, however the issue is that the entire process (click, drag, release) happens in one fluid motion with no stop-check-verify stages in between. That is why the situation is frustrating: the fact that sometimes the wrong part is selected means that we need the whole stop-check-verify procedure. Since the user expressed intent from the beginning (direction of initial drag) it should be possible for the system to compensate.
Sep
2
comment A synergy alternative that just works?
This would be great if it supported Linux / Ubuntu. Unfortunately, until then it is a non-starter for any of my offices.
Sep
2
comment 'less' command clearing screen upon exit - how to switch it off?
In fact, I add export LESS="-XFR" so that the colors show through less as well.
Aug
25
comment VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files
Thank you Ingo. It was exactly as you suggested.