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Sep
12
comment Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”
rreverse sort, t sort by time; the result is that newest files are at bottom thus kept by tail.
Sep
10
comment Why does [a-z] asterisk match numbers?
Ok, what I missed was that the range was interpreted according to the current collation sequence.
Sep
10
comment Why does [a-z] asterisk match numbers?
Could you give an example of [a-z] matching more that the 26 letters matched in the C locale? What I remember from when I last looked at this, all encodings practically used in Unix variants had ISO-646 as a base (then the upper 128 codes where used differently, directly for characters in encodings like the ISO-8859-X, combined in encodings like UTF-8 or the EUC family). Even AIX hadn't EBCDIC locales (at least as available to me). I remember trying to find if POSIX/UNIX standards demanded it, but I don't remember the result.
Aug
29
answered Sed find and replace with slashes
Jun
4
answered How many sections can I create in object file?
Nov
11
answered How do I run a program in a fresh shell?
Oct
9
comment Which programme calls csh.cshrc?
IIRC they are read even if the user has a version.
Sep
25
comment Use the system Compose database in Gtk applications
@Gilles, my guess is that the first is for GTK application to use X input method, the second is there to override some desktop settings trying to force every application to behave its way.
Sep
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
19
comment Cursor keys in bash in dtterm don't work as expected
Most probably not. I've not used it for years (and it seems to me that it was already EOLived then), but I don't remember that DtTerm was as much customizable. Although I think it used the XRessource mechanism, I doubt it used the same widget as XTerm.
Aug
19
answered Cursor keys in bash in dtterm don't work as expected
Jul
31
comment gmrun stopped searching user added path
@Gilles, one potential source is the bash info manual ;-). At least in edition 3.2, that is given as an alternative way to testing $-. I don't remember why I ended up preferring it to testing $- (I traced back my use to 1999 which is the earlier revision I've not lost)
Jul
30
comment gmrun stopped searching user added path
@CravingSpirit, I do it only if the shell is interactive (PS1 set) as what I've in my .bashrc make sense only for interactive shells (so there is no environment variable definition in my .bashrc, in my experience those who set environment variables definition in their .bashrc are better served by setting the option which make launch shells from their terminal emulator as login shells).
Jul
30
answered gmrun stopped searching user added path
Jul
4
comment Where is the Ctrl+/ (^/) bash shortcut for undo defined?
That or its configuration files (XTerm configuration is able to handle translation of X keypresses to strings -- but I don't see any in the appdefault installed here).
Jul
4
answered Where is the Ctrl+/ (^/) bash shortcut for undo defined?
Jun
26
answered How to interact with program from command line
May
15
comment POSIX head and tail not feature equivalent
@StephaneChazelas, GNU head -n -1 needs also one line of storage (or two depending what you are really counting). And doesn't fail here.
Feb
28
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