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Jul
13
comment How can you achieve vi's `se ai` in Emacs?
Thanks, bdowning. I was hoping for something even in fundamental mode.
Jul
13
comment How can you achieve vi's `se ai` in Emacs?
jordanm, your link does it for me (I'm disappointed at the verbosity required if you don't want to press C-J instead of RET...). Feel free to leave an answer so I can accept it.
Jul
12
asked How can you achieve vi's `se ai` in Emacs?
Apr
26
comment Can I create override dns similar to writing in /etc/hosts without root access
Thanks a lot! The example should prepend export in most cases: export HOSTALIASES=~/.hosts.
Oct
28
comment When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
I didn't know about it until I looked into the --debug option. Thanks a lot for coming back! I don't want this site to issue me another warning that I shouldn't chat in the comments! Thanks a lot, Sukminder!
Oct
28
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Oct
26
answered When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
Oct
25
comment When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
Spending way too much time on this... POSIX says: "If any modifier is attached to a field_start or to a field_end, no option shall apply to either." So it turns out the appending b to the key in the second example above disables the "global" -r. I'm still puzzled about the use of the second b.
Oct
25
comment When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
Thanks again. Feel free to ignore me at this point :) but... wouldn't "last resort" apply to lines that are the same, or at least keys that are the same? In our examples the keys are different, and their meaning change precisely if b applies. I fail to grasp the motivation behind the design of this fine-tuned b, but I'll keep thinking about it! Thanks a lot.
Oct
24
comment When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
I still don't see the rationale behind it. Why doesn't sort -k 1,2b alter the result in your first example?
Oct
24
comment When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
I'm still thinking about how it works, but thanks a lot!
Oct
24
accepted When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
Oct
24
asked When do `sort -k 2,3b` and `sort -k 2,3` differ?
Oct
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Oct
19
accepted Piping fragments of a document through various commands
Oct
18
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Oct
18
asked Piping fragments of a document through various commands
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