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Apr
29
comment Why does Vim indent pasted code incorrectly?
It may be worth discussing the interaction with set mouse, which can automatically enter and leave paste mode when pasting with mouse click.
Apr
29
comment Why does Vim indent pasted code incorrectly?
How are you triggering the paste? With the mouse?
Apr
12
comment Is USB-to-USB data transfer between two Linux OSes possible?
@Lekensteyn: It's not uncommon for tablets, and some tablets really are full PCs. There's probably high correlation between host-only USB ports and full PC, however.
Mar
18
comment How can I quickly find the 20 most recently modified files on Mac OS X (instead of using Python)?
No, definitely not. StackOverflow is for questions about programming; not usage of the system. SuperUser would be more appropriate. (Writing the python script might involve a StackOverflow question, but your overall problem would not)
Mar
18
comment How can I quickly find the 20 most recently modified files on Mac OS X (instead of using Python)?
Try to trim the amount of data being piped to poor overworked sort.
Mar
18
comment How can I quickly find the 20 most recently modified files on Mac OS X (instead of using Python)?
Probably because this question is not unique to professional server administration; an end user might ask the same thing.
Mar
17
comment How can I quickly find the 20 most recently modified files on Mac OS X (instead of using Python)?
Pass -mtime or -mmin to find to reduce the number of entries the Python script has to parse and sort.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between '$ . foo' and '$ ./foo'?
Think about the claim that a . which is a substring of a filename gets expanded to the current working directory, and its implications for cd .. and cat info.txt
Dec
1
answered Using SSH to allow Internet access
Aug
6
comment area on disk after the MBR and before the partition start-point
@Martin: If you previously had GRUB 0.99 installed, it might still be in that area, even if your current bootloader is GRUB 2.x and not using it.
Jul
7
comment Is it safe to take the drive image of the current working drive?
Bullet point 4 has the same limitations as #2, right? An application could be in the middle of issuing writes, and the snapshot knows nothing of the application-level transaction.
Jul
2
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Jun
16
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May
5
comment vi: move a line by 4 bytes
Why are you making measurements in "bytes" in a text editor? Text is by the "character" or "glyph".
Mar
25
comment Do I need to worry about “tail: unrecognized file system type 0xbeefdead”?
@goldilocks: Yes I have seen that. But there should be a question IN the question, not only in the title. Because in fact, while the title question may be grammatically correct, it wasn't the question the poster actually wanted and accepted an answer to. The accepted answer doesn't even address the question in the title, but the last one of the true questions "What causes this? Is it a serious problem? Can it be fixed?".
Mar
24
comment Do I need to worry about “tail: unrecognized file system type 0xbeefdead”?
@goldilocks: It is a nice story but there is no question. Also, fix your caps lock key.
Dec
16
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Nov
23
comment date doesn't accept its own output
@slm: I think the quotes will still be eaten by my workstation shell and not go through ssh
Nov
23
answered date doesn't accept its own output
Nov
23
asked date doesn't accept its own output