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Nov
11
comment How to cd into the named directory if command not found?
Do you have defined your function with () or {} around the body. If I'm not mistaken, with {} zsh shouldn't launch a subshell to execute the command not found handler.
Nov
10
comment How I can know the IP address of other users logged at the same remote machine?
When I log in a distant machine, who gives me my origin machine name on both linux and solaris (last field, between parenthesis, when logged in locally from X I get the X display). Getting the IP from that should be easy (nslookup, host)
Nov
3
comment .bashrc doesn't get executed
I've felt the need to do things for login shells that weren't done for interactive non login one, never the reverse.
Nov
2
answered .bashrc doesn't get executed
Oct
12
answered Directory/files owned by a non-existent user
Sep
28
comment Is there ever a reason to use `cat` when you've got `less`?
For one file, redirecting the standard input is also possible and often preferable.
Sep
28
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Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
It probably doesn't help you if you aren't using an environment trying to comply. The display manager could be the culprit, but I doubt it is the case and it would do it at each login. Installation procedures could well assume a complying environment, but the directory wouldn't be empty afterwards if it tried to put something on the Desktop.
Sep
24
comment Use the system Compose database in Gtk applications
Those who aren't working have their own set of compose combinations. They aren't taking the locale into account to choose the Compose data base. Modifying the system provided one on another machine where I've root access hasn't any effect on them.
Sep
24
comment Use the system Compose database in Gtk applications
I copied the whole /usr/share/x11/locale directory, modified my copy, and used XLOCALEDIR to point to it. I didn't found about ~/.XCompose, it is simpler but it doesn't change which applications works and doesn't. (Emacs built to use GTK works, but emacs tend to do things in its own way)
Sep
24
comment Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
Here and then reading /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf
Sep
23
revised Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
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Sep
23
comment Is there a way to combine a file with crontab?
I've difficulties to understand what you really want, but I wonder if at wouldn't be a better solution than modifying the crontab.
Sep
23
comment Alias a command to run in the background
@Hooked, then use "$@" instead of "$1" in the function.
Sep
23
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Sep
23
revised Alias a command to run in the background
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Sep
23
answered Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
Sep
23
answered PATH environment variable in linux
Sep
23
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