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There is probably an anecdote from the Bell Labs from the early 1970s which either solves your problem or improves your understanding of it.

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Nov
15
comment I _WANT_ procmail to delay one users e-mail 10 seconds then continue processing
I don't see an email address on your profile page. Once you have the required 20 reputation points, why don't you invite me to chat? (See link at the bottom of this page.)
Nov
12
comment I _WANT_ procmail to delay one users e-mail 10 seconds then continue processing
That didn't come out so well. You can't use source formatting in comments, unfortunately. What's with the "larry" anyway? Here's a quick demo: pastebin.com/DaftBUe1
Nov
12
answered I _WANT_ procmail to delay one users e-mail 10 seconds then continue processing
Nov
2
revised How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?
Also point out /usr/share/doc/<packagename>
Oct
21
revised How can I use netcat (nc) for chat client server model?
added 170 characters in body
Oct
21
answered How can I use netcat (nc) for chat client server model?
Oct
20
comment How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?
My bad; thanks for the correction.
Oct
20
revised How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?
dpkg -L, not -S
Oct
20
comment How do I get emacs on a newly installed Fedora 20 system?
I don't think you want to use xemacs unless you have compelling legacy reasons to stay on a code base which stopped receiving updates years ago.
Oct
20
answered How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?
Oct
20
comment How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?
Because different options to the rpm command have different semantics. Some expect the name of an installed package, others that of a physical file.
Oct
13
comment How can I delete all lines in a file using vi?
echo | test.txt is not a valid command, unless test.txt is an executable script. I'm guessing you mean echo >test.txt instead?
Oct
13
comment How can I delete all lines in a file using vi?
Or : >test.txt which is only very marginally longer.
Oct
1
comment Why is there no “Euro English” locale?
Excellent, thanks!
Oct
1
accepted Why is there no “Euro English” locale?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
18
comment Finding and replacing text inside awk block
You cannot apply a regular expression across lines. You will need something like /^17[,0-9\:]*$/ { found=1 } found&/^,11/ { do things; found=0 }
Jun
18
comment Finding and replacing text inside awk block
You want to prune this down to a really minimal example and explain how 2 is "based on" 8013765024. Is that a magic number we should be looking for, or a threshold value, or what are the conditions under which the first ,11:1 should be replaced?
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
11
comment Where does postfix store email?
Postfix does not store outgoing mail permanently. Once it's off the system, it's no longer the responsibility of the MTA. If you need a permanent copy, Bcc: yourself, or use whatever your MUA offers (like you mention for Alpine).