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comment Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?
What do you mean by "your" disk image? Most of the sites in the list probably also host the install disk isos, but the purpose of the mirror list is sites that host the installable packages, i.e. the individual installables from base, base-devel, extra, etc.
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answered Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Good Answer
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comment Back to back Pipes into a Command
./command.pl <<<$'y\nresponse'
Nov
8
comment Are Unix Internet sockets files?
I'd say just having something to run file or stat on makes it a file.
Nov
3
comment how to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nvidia driver?
@JohnWHSmith maybe it is now, but it wasn't 3 years ago when I wrote this.
Oct
30
comment Command is not found
Yes. [ is a command, and it requires ] as its last argument. Note that the assignment must not have a space on either side (as you correctly have it now).
Oct
30
comment Command is not found
[ $i -le $num ]. Note the spaces.
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
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14
awarded  Good Answer
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comment Controlling what files to display
The a* is expanded by the shell and includes a-1. The hide option doesn't ignore files explicitly named as arguments.
Oct
7
comment How does awk '!a[$0]++' work?
As it's a hash, it's unordered, so "in the order of arrival" isn't actually correct.
Oct
7
comment Dealing with file names with special first characters (ex. ♫)
And might I ask how you came to have multiple files with names entirely of odd unicode characters for which you apparently don't have the keyboard?
Oct
7
comment Dealing with file names with special first characters (ex. ♫)
With zsh you can use options to have tab give you a menu from which you can select the appropriate file.
Oct
2
revised How do I open an incognito bash session?
edited body
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
I see, I evidently didn't read the options (-c at least). Regardless, it looks like he wants to concatenate the contents of the files, not tar them up.
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
There's no tar in the filenames.
Oct
2
comment How to combine gunzipped fastq files?
Try gzcat instead of zcat. And why is this tagged awk?