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Add outline entries (bookmarks) to xpdf outline pane manually

Is there a way to add outline entries manually in xpdf ? Going through the xpdfrc(5) man page gives no clue on how to do this.
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How do I install Chrome shortcut app via the command line?

As a Ubuntu user who has his own dotfiles I would like to install windowed Chrome (shortcut) apps via my dotfiles. So if I do a fresh install I also have setup my Chrome shortcut apps (like outlook). ...
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GNU stow. Only symlink files, not directories

I'd like to manage my dotfiles with a Git repository and stow. Here is my current repository that includes the files/directories I'd like to stow and a Makefile with the command I'm using make stow. ...
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How do I move all of my dotfiles to a custom directory?

I'm a Mac user and I was wondering if there was a way to put all of my dotfiles to a .config folder to store all of them (something analogue to XDG Directories on Linux). I was trying to set up a ....
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Symlink one directory, its contents and file structure to target directory, with automatic updates

Asked something similar a while ago in Unix&Linux but got yelled at, so will try again... Let me take a directory called DIR with the structure DIR/ |----> file1.txt |----> file2.txt |----&...
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gnu stow to ignore dirs

I am relatively new in stow (using for last 6 months). While this is working fine for backing up my config files, it is actually storing unwanted files, and not obeying my .stow-local-ignore. I am ...
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Copy single dotfile from a folder to another on local machine

Before you downvote, I have read the following solutions: How do I copy file named starting with a dot? How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents? Linux / ...
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What is ranger's show_hidden_bookmarks setting good for?

Ranger's man page states: show_hidden_bookmarks [bool] Show dotfiles in the bookmark preview window? (Type ') I played around with it but can not figure out what it actually does. My bookmark ...
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Exclude hidden folders using rsync, but Include specific hidden folders and include all hidden files

There are a lot of posts about rsync exclude being particular, I know, and I've spent some time digging myself for a solution, but thought it more expedient to defer to community mind power, which I'm ...
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Is a single dot a valid filename in Windows?

A dot (.) can be part of a file or directory name including the first and last position. On UNIX a single dot in a path refers to the current directory and can thus always be resolved to a directory ...
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bash automatically executing a tool-specific configuration file on login

My project uses an internal tool on Linux, that uses a file called .spacerc for configuring some environmental variables. The strange thing is, whenever I start a (non-login interactive) bash shell - ...
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Dotfiles - how to create a dotfile for Visual Studio Code that builds on the current configuration

I recently came across the idea of Dotfiles and it is very appealing. But most tutorials / articles explain Dotfiles and then present their own dotfiles. I would like to capture the settings of my ...
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Find duplicate settings in dotfiles

I have copied some dotfiles settings, mostly from github, into my own dotfiles. Now I have the problem that some settings are duplicated and have same or different values. E.g. in Xresources: ...
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Hide dot files using ftp with Windows Explorer (Linux backend)

The company who I used to host my websites with has just been sold to another (site5.com), and my websites have been migrated. With the original company, if one was to view a remote directory using ...
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How to reset Windows subsystem for linux bash after modifying it with dotfiles?

I installed 'dotfile' on my windows 'ubuntu' terminal Now I am not able to work with normal commands like 'git'. Want to know how to reset my bash file to regain the original terminal.
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netrw keeps hidding dotfiles while FTP connection in VIM

I have to show the hidden files and directories (files and directories beginning with .) in netrw through FTP. In a local environment, I can toggle hidden items with gh but through the FTP ...
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The way to indicate that new messages are present (mutt)

So the basic problem I want to discuss, is there a way to indicate that new messages were got into the mail box? What I mean, currently I have about ~8 separate folders managed by sieve, I do not ...
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Managing multiple subsets of dotfiles

I'm using git to store my dotfiles, but now that I've started using multiple implementations of Linux, I'm finding that my dotfiles between flavors diverge a bit, depending on what I'm using that ...
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How to backup current dotfiles?

I just purchased a mac and installed dotfiles from an external source, which screwed up my terminal settings. Luckily I had made a backup of my system with time machine so I simply reinstalled the ...
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zsh - differentiate between source ~/.zshrc and shell initially reading .zshrc

Is there a command or environment variable that I can test for in my ~/.zshrc that that would differentiate between when I run source ~/.zshrc to update my configuration and when the shell reads ~/....
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Problems in customizing the macOS menu bar with MenuSystemUIServer

In my menu bar, I'd like to hide TimeMachine, Volume, Battery, User, Clock and show just Bluetooth, and Airport. I tried to customize it with an sh script: for domain in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/...
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How to Keep Dot-Files up to date?

I've got two computers, one at work and one at home. The work one has a VM running Arch, and the home one runs Arch natively. The work one usually stays at work, but push a lot of stuff back and ...
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How to start xpdf(1) without the outline pane?

I am trying to configure xpdf(1) so that it doesn't show the outline pane by default. I've managed to set up a keybinding in my ~/.xpdfrc to toggle the visibility of the outline pane with this ...
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Hiding files starting with a dot?

In my C:\Users\Me directory, I see a lot of files starting with a dot and they are not hidden files. I can see them even though I unchecked "show hidden files" box in folder options. I see some ...
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Get the ip address from ifconfig

I was updating my shell dot file, and I thought that it would be nice to have an alias that show just my ip. I usually connect with wifi, which is on wlan0 and it's the last "block" of devices. So I'...
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Windows Unable to Delete ._. File

I currently have a file on the root of my external hard drive simply named ._., which I am guessing was added to my hard drive after using it on my MacBook a while ago. I'm trying to delete this file ...
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Source other configuration file in gpg.conf

Is there any way to source a secondary configuration file inside the usual gpg.conf? I'd like to share a set of common configuration options across different workstations but I also need several ...
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Vundle directory automatically copied to dotfiles directory with weird permissions

I just installed mathiasbynens dotfiles (only the bootstrap scripts, not os x default, not that it matters). The bootstrap script copies all the files to ~ folder (not symlink, copy). Anyways, I have ...
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Dotfile version control: terminal settings

I use one MacBook at home and another at work. Recently I started version controlling my dotfiles. It works like a dream for my vim/MacVim settings, but is decidedly less useful for my .bashrc and ....
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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How can I transfer DotFolders from my Note 3 to my Windows computer?

Okay so I made a hidden folder(Period before it) on my phone with very important photos/videos. Now my Note 3s screen cracked and so is it back light.. I have my phone hooked up (usb) to my computer(...
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How to add files to dotfile-castle with homesick?

So I've setup my dotfiles repo on github and installed homesick to manage my dotfiles. So now I happend to have a clone of the repo on my local machine but also a cloned CASTLE (~/.homesick/repo/...
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.dotfiles gitignore not ignoring vim/tmp folder

tmp=.dotfiles/vim/tmp.GITIGNORE=.dotfiles/.gitignore. I have created a gitignore for vim/tmp inside my .dotfiles but they are not being ignored. My temp folder contains /backup/swap/undo/ and every ...
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alternate osx default keyboard after reboot?

Is there a way to set Colemak as my default keyboard on startup? Can this be done in shell using "defaults write"? I'd like to include it in my setup script. I did enable "Show input menu in login ...
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What does this zsh for syntax mean?

I working on source controlling my dotfiles and a lof of what I'm doing is based off of Zach Holman's dotfiles. I want to source all zsh files like he does in his files but before I just throw the ...
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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All except

I'd like to exclude all content except some specific folders and files... for example * !somefolder #except this folder how can I do this with .SyncIgnore?
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s name ...
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What is the difference between .zshrc and .zshrc-e

I've recently switched to using zsh instead of bash and I installed both zsh and oh-my-zsh. while messing with my configuration I noticed that there is a file named ".zshrc-e" in addition to the ...
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How to increase the font size of the command line in vimperator / pentadactyl?

What to I insert into my .vimperatorrc to make the font size of the command line bigger?
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How can I put my skype notification settings in a public git repo

I maintain key configuration files in a public git repo - I'd like to put my skype configuration in it too, because I find the default configuration way too noisy. The newer version has started ...
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Re-enable Sudden Motion Sensor

I installed Mathias Bynens dotfiles which are very handy but when I check his code it says # Disable the sudden motion sensor as it’s not useful for SSDs sudo pmset -a sms 0 I don't have an SSD and ...
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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All Specific Subfolders

I want to sync up my dev folder including various project folders, each having node_modules folder inside. I would like to exclude all node_modules subfolders. Here is an example of my file structure:...
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Strategy to maintain dotfiles for different OSs (i.e. osx and ubuntu)

I use a Git repository to maintain my dotfiles (vimrc, zshrc, tmux.conf, etc.). As I've two different operating systems (OSX at home and Ubuntu at work) I've dedicated a branch for each system. This ...
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Hide files in unix without changing their name (adding the dot) so that scripts that use them still work [duplicate]

Short version: I want to be able to prevent certain files from appearing in the output of ls, without adding the dot, and thus changing their names. Long version: Recently, I moved a bunch of scripts ...
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Any way to wipe out everything I have installed via Command Line?

So I have borked my system. Running OS X 10.8.3, I have installed a mess of stuff; Ruby, RVM, Git, Node, Brew etc... As well as playing with dotfiles (http://dotfiles.github.io/) Which I really ...
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Can gnu screen prompt for a title when a new window is created?

There are a number of questions about automatically naming screen windows based on what's running in them. But sometimes why you created the window is more important than what you're doing in it. ...
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creating ".project" file in windows 7

I just downloaded an eclipse .project file from outlook but was not able to find it. I figured that this might be an issue because the file does not have a name and has only an extension. thus I ...
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How to set global conf for PyFlakes?

My Vim is using PyFlakes to check for style errors in Python code. PyFlakes by default request that line isn't more than 79 symbols long, but our team's convention is 160 symbols. So the situation is ...
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Cygwin - Repo with Separate Git/Working Dir Doesn't Work

Since I've switched to OS X and Vim, I've found it easiest to manage all of my 'dotfiles' (all of my configuration files and miscellaneous scripts) with Git. Having already set up my dotfiles in a ...
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How can I make "ls" show dotfiles first?

Somewhere along the way I screwed up my ls command and now I get this ordering when running $ ls -AhHl --color=auto -rwxr-xr-x 1 clang clang 640 Mar 1 02:46 apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png -rwxr-...
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