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comment sudo over ssh: no tty present and no askpass program specified
This is not specific to Cygwin; I see the same problem using ssh example.com sudo echo hello from one Linux system to another. I've updated your title accordingly. I've also flagged your question for migration to the Unix site.
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comment Bash: What does “>|” do?
It's equivalent to >! in csh and tcsh.
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comment Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?
@EmanuelBerg: The C shell is called that because its syntax is similar to C -- but it's not really all that close. I find bash to be more consistent and powerful.
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revised Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?
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answered xterm doesn't switch directory when it is moved
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comment Perl script, do cd on terminal
Ah, I missed the "that runs a shell script" part. Which leaves an open question: Why??
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answered Perl script, do cd on terminal
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comment Perl script, do cd on terminal
Your b.pl script would be more simply written as system './a.sh' -- and it's not particularly useful, since you might as well just invoke a.sh directly.
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comment Get a list of 3 letter commands on Mac OS X
I'd pipe the output through something like sed 's,.*/,,' | sort -u to remove the directory names and strip duplicates, and then perhaps through fmt so the output fits on my screen.
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comment Get a list of 3 letter commands on Mac OS X
@WarrenYoung: printf is more flexible, and much more consistent, than echo. I agree that echo would almost certainly work fine in this case. Both echo and printf are built-in commands, at least in bash.
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answered Using VI keys to edit shell commands in UNIX
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comment Using VI keys to edit shell commands in UNIX
That sets your default editor (for commands that pay attention to $EDITOR) to vi. It doesn't let you edit shell commands with vi (at least not directly).
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comment Origin of 'root' account
I just looked at the Multics documents you linked to. They refer to the root directory (and the root volume), but there's no reference to a root user.
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