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Aug
15
comment How do I disable waiting for wpa_supplicant lease at boot?
Vague. What OS? Are you using a network manager? Which? Are you booting with systemd or sysvinit?
Aug
11
comment Does rsync over any type of checksum?
Aaaaa why does stackexchange only tell me this got closed after I spend an hour on a comprehensive answer!?
Jul
19
comment How do I use inotify or named pipes over SSHFS?
@JanusTroelsen I haven't heard of gamin. According to its overview page, it uses inotify too. Is it useful for distributing such updates over a network?
Jul
17
comment “Xterm” or “xterm” in configuration file
This page suggests that the client class part (XTerm in your case) is case-sensitive. I don't know how Xresources works, but some speculation: Maybe you're running different versions of xterm between your boxes somehow? (Post xterm -version?) Maybe different distros call the xterm program different class names? (I don't know how to check for this.
Jun
22
comment GIF screencasting; the UNIX way
It seems closed-source, shareware, and unscriptable, though much cleaner than any GUI alternative I've seen! Does it work on distros other than Debian? (I only see .deb packages mentioned in the purchase popup.) Can it capture fullscreen on small screens despite the capture window's border?
Jun
2
comment In a Makefile, how can I begin processing a file before it has finished building?
@lcd047 How? Are you recommending to simply remove the data dependency from processed-data and run make -j2 data processed-data? Wouldn't that create a race condition where processed-data can fail if the data isn't present yet?
Jun
2
comment In a Makefile, how can I begin processing a file before it has finished building?
① As mentioned, "data has its own recipe, because various other targets process it too." Sorry if that was unclear. How would several iterations of tee help? ② The other processing steps might also require other files. All they have in common is that they require the data.
Jun
2
comment In a Makefile, how can I begin processing a file before it has finished building?
If I've correctly understood, that way, data-processing-program gets the data streamed, but all other recipes dependent on data still have to wait until it's done. (Even worse, they now have to wait until both data and the processed-data are finished.)
May
20
comment Desktop Fails with “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.”
Sounds like a bug. Report it? (As a temporary workaround, try a plain window manager like twm.)
May
19
comment How can I copy a file in a bash script and rename it while copying and place it in the same directory
Maybe it's just me, but I find the wording really confusing here. Why are mv and cp insufficient? Could we have an example?
May
13
comment Bash script for looping through files
I'm confused which one of the mentioned things this question is actually about. What do you mean by "declare a variable"? Would the file "masked-gentleman.zip" be selected by your criteria?
May
13
comment GitLab install: psql error “role ”git“ does not exist”
I think the role "git" does not exist message is referring to a PSQL role, not a system user or group. Are you sure you did all of step 4?
May
11
comment How to scroll in a terminal using keyboard?
I think this is too broad. As mentioned, scrolling is a terminal emulator feature, not a shell feature. There are really very many terminal emulators many of which implement scrolling in different ways, or not at all.
May
8
comment Fancontrol HP laptop /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules in
Buying a quieter fan might be a functional workaround. Good luck!
May
8
comment Fancontrol HP laptop /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules in
The output seems to be saying that you're out of luck. It also mentions "Note that many motherboards do not have pwm circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm." What sort of answer are you expecting?
May
8
comment I've moved my root directory accidentally to a folder, can't figure out how to move it back using busybox
Wait, what exactly did you do? Did you move your root folder (/) or your root user's home directory (/root/)? What command exactly is giving you "permission denied"?
May
8
comment Pass environment variables' values to a program?
I'd suggest condensing the problem to A=/tmp sudo echo "$A". Should I edit?
May
8
comment Track Internet Usage
Relevant list on SO | Similar question here | Similar on SU
May
8
comment What Linux distros make upgrades easy?
Are you looking for a rolling-release model or just one that makes big but easy releases? (As in what specifically does "easy" mean for you?)
May
8
comment What Linux distros make upgrades easy?
Here's a question on longest-term security update support that might be interesting.