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seen Oct 17 at 16:26

Oct
3
comment Is it bad practice to set root's shell to something other than the default?
This happened to me when I upgraded from FBSD 7.2 to 8.0 and I forgot to rebuild bash. I booted in single user mode to fix, but it only worked because /bin/sh was still linked to FBSD's fork of bourne and not bash.
Oct
2
comment Step by step guide to setup display resolutions in xorg
Can you start X? What resolutions do you have available?
Oct
2
comment Step by step guide to setup display resolutions in xorg
How do you know that xorg -configure "didn't create the proper configuration file"?
Oct
1
comment Step by step guide to setup display resolutions in xorg
It's also hard to know what's wrong with your xorg.conf unless you at least tell us why it's not proper or, better yet, show us.
Sep
27
comment Why does my mapping of <C-PageX> to :bY not work in gvim?
Well, not according to this (c.f. second paragraph under Unused Keys).
Sep
27
comment Why does my mapping of <C-PageX> to :bY not work in gvim?
No. That would be :nnoremap; two ns.
Sep
26
comment Is there a basic tutorial for grep, awk and sed?
You betcha! :)
Sep
22
comment `$XAUTHORITY` appears from 'nowhere' on su+tmux
It's too bad my theory didn't pan out but if you fix it, please post your solution.
Sep
20
comment ls'ing through an entire directory tree to produce one pipeable list of files
Does the OP want a list of files in the text file or the contents of the files in the text file? I interpreted the question as the latter.
Sep
20
comment ls'ing through an entire directory tree to produce one pipeable list of files
Dude, where do you learn this stuff? Awesome!
Sep
20
comment `$XAUTHORITY` appears from 'nowhere' on su+tmux
Actually I meant ~ as a shorthand to (what I presumed) was your home directory. I've edited.
Sep
20
comment `$XAUTHORITY` appears from 'nowhere' on su+tmux
Could you be more specific about when you are executing what?
Sep
9
comment Why does the substitution of newlines using g/re/p only apply to every other line in Vim?
That's fantastic!
Sep
6
comment Is there any option with 'ls' command that I see only the directories?
Nice. I never considered that directories have an implicit / on the end--but now that I see you answer it makes sense. After all, tab-completion always adds it.
Aug
27
comment I accidentally chmod -R +x on a directory. How do I restore the correct permissions?
Did you do this at / or another directory?
Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
Also, I assume you looking for links without the obnoxious inline advertising too.
Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
After reorienting my interpretation, have you thought about breaking your advertising up into sections with relevant links for each of your desired goals? Maybe you can build what you're looking for. If you can't do it directly on the page your post refers to maybe link to a page that you make your chosen references and personal commentary.
Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
@MM That made me laugh. I've had a busy day and I'm trying to do too many things at once.
Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
I don't believe that this question belongs here because at best it's parochial and worst chauvinistic. UaL is also Unix; FreeBSD and OpenBSD in particular are important versions of Unix even if they lack the mindshare of Linux.
Aug
24
comment how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory
I should add, this is a great answer and you've solved more than one problem that I've had in the past and have resorted to hacks to make work. I never knew about GLOBIGNORE before now. BTW--edit your post in some inconsequential way. For some reason my up-vote is not showing and when I try to add it, I get a dialog telling me that my vote's locked in unless the post is edited.