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Aug
22
comment How to force a file location in equivs-build
Thanks for the input. I already applied a similar patch to my local equivs-build, see github.com/gioele/createdeb/issues/1#issuecomment-19374130
Jul
23
comment Tell SSH to use a graphical prompt for key passphrase
the problem of this solution is that it requires that I modify each git or rsync command to use setsid ssh instad of plain ssh.
Jul
22
comment Tell SSH to use a graphical prompt for key passphrase
ssh-askpass gnome is installed and it works fine if launched manually.
Jul
22
comment Tell SSH to use a graphical prompt for key passphrase
No, I just wrote it incorrectly in the question; I fixed it now.
Jul
12
comment Put text in the bash command line buffer
The problem is that if I do history -s 'foo' in a script, the history of the launched shell is not modified at all
Jun
13
comment How to force a file location in equivs-build
It looks like this is known bug: <bugs.debian.org/662946>;.
May
31
comment Init gix-annex additional repo with existing files
It look like the command to run in that case is git annex add.
May
31
comment Init gix-annex additional repo with existing files
It looks like git annex add is the only way to go in direct mode.
May
28
comment Init gix-annex additional repo with existing files
Another problem with this solution is that it does not work in direct mode: "git-annex: You cannot run this command in a direct mode repository."
Mar
12
comment What would break if the C locale was UTF-8 instead of ASCII?
The behavior of various syscalls is influenced by the charset of the locale, for example «isupper() will not recognize an A-umlaut (Ä) as an uppercase letter in the default C locale.» (from man7.org/linux/man-pages/man3/isprint.3.html). isprint() is another syscall that is influenced as well by the fact that C is defined as ASCII-only.
Mar
12
comment What would break if the C locale was UTF-8 instead of ASCII?
This thread from 2009 discusses the need for an UTF-8-based C locale, but does not address the problem of breaking POSIX.
Feb
10
comment Avoid reformatting bullet lists with formatoptions+=a
Thank you, it works well enough.
Feb
10
comment Avoid reformatting bullet lists with formatoptions+=a
tpope's syntax files (the one I am using) set formatlistpath in github.com/tpope/vim-markdown/blob/master/ftplugin/markdown.vim . For some reasons it looks that the ftplugin is not loaded...
Feb
9
comment Avoid reformatting bullet lists with formatoptions+=a
The asterisks disappear because Vim mistaken them for comments leaders.
Feb
4
comment How can I be sure that my server is not virtualised?
Blue pill virtualisation cannot be detected using DMI/SMBIOS data (such request are passed straight to the underlying hardware).