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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
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
23
awarded  Yearling
Apr
17
answered Where are “headers” for other languages kept?
Apr
16
comment End of lines problem in emacs when editing markdown texts via It's All Text
I'm far from sure it is an emacs problem and not an "It's All Text" one. Do you reproduce with a simple text file? If yes, does customizing require-final-newline solve your problem?
Apr
3
comment Why doesn't tar ask before overwriting existing files?
@mattdm, git handles trees, RCS handles files. For config files, this an advantage of RCS (in most contexts, it is a source of problems).
Mar
26
comment What is the concept of Drives in Unix Systems?
I'm far from convinced that there is a relationship between fixed disks and the notion of mounting. The notion of a single hierarchical name space is quite unique to Unix and its descendant (and perhaps Multics which ISTR introduced the directory hierarchy, I don't know if it was unique). Other OSes I know (TOPS-10, TOPS-20, VMS) use structured names with a device designator, even when they have a notion of directory hierarchy. And Unix uses names in the directory hierarchy to refer to mountable devices (tapes and mountable hard disks).
Mar
22
answered Get input from editor (vim/nano/emacs/textmate?)