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comment Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
Thank you, but I already marked this as the answer last November.
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comment Can I safely remove /var/cache?
What about a disk usage analyzer - alternativeto.net/software/windirstat/?platform=linux
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comment How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
@shellholic - cheers. This takes a bit of coordination, but I just got it to work.
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comment How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
I'm having some trouble splitting my screen (either vertically or horizontally) under Centos 5 using zsh (under Virtual Box). When you refer to "uppercase one" for <kbd>ctrl</kbd><kbd>a</kbd><kbd>S</kbd>, do you mean that I should hold <kbd>shift</kbd> or use caps lock, as neither of these seem to be working. Apologies in advance if this is a noob question. OFF TOPIC - I'm not completely sure why my markup isn't working - I have already tried to follow the guidelines here meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1777/…
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comment Rename All Files with a Certain Name
Gilles, I thought about your comment today - "but really, think of entering the mid-1990s and switching to zsh" - and you have a point here. For my non- csh dependent stuff, I installed zsh. I also have screen installed now, so I can create a new screen (which will be in the same working directory I was just in), type in zsh and voila - I'm in the mid-1990s. I'm not sure that everything works identically as if I'd set zsh to the default shell for that user, but it does seem to simplify things (e.g. I can get a directory listing when I use ls and <tab>).
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comment Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
Thank you - marked as the correct answer as installing the VirtualBox Guest additions seems to have solved my problem. See my note above if you don't have the installation CDs.
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accepted Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
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revised Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
Fixed typo
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comment Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
This seems to have solved my problem. For those looking for the ISO it is available here as VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.6.iso - download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.6. I mounted this using the VirtualBox Devices > CD/DVD > Choose DVD Disk File menu and ran "sh VboxLinuxAdditions.run" from the media/<nameofdisk> directory
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comment Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos
According to the Device Manager it's the VirtualBox Graphics Adapter - looking into this now. EDIT - it looks like it may be an option under the Guest Additions (virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#idp11274368), so I'm looking into that now - thank you for the tip.
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revised Rename All Files with a Certain Name
Order of string incorrect
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comment Rename All Files with a Certain Name
"There are numerous inconsistencies in your example names. I assume you means you have files called stringx dot something and want to rename them to stringy dot something." - correct - I have updated the question. As for shells, the decision to use c-shell is non-trivial. However, the last option you suggested seems to work nicely - thank you.