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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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reviewed Close I want full configuration on pxe?
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comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@Anthon Git has 'porcelain' commands that make retrieving meta info like that fairly straightforward (and fast). I've been using this shell implementation for months, and it's a widely used implementation. I don't think that's the culprit. From the terminal history is seems apparent that the git command aborted (took it's ball and went home) during the rebase. There should have been more output from git for that operation before it turned things back over to the shell. The vcs_info() routine would not have even gotten called until after it returned.
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comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@FaheemMitha Asking this question wouldn't make much sense if I could. I only have the one instance to go on. As mentioned in the question I did try using other repos on this machine and don't see any problems.
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comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@Patrick As I explained in the question already, no .git does not exist. Nothing does—what used to be the git root directory has nothing in it at all.
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comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@FaheemMitha I already mentioned in the question that the only thing lost will be some items in stash, but that's not a big deal. I still want to know how this happened and make it not do so again!
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revised How did `git pull` eat my homework?
add version data and note about file system
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comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@UlrichDangel No NFS, virus scanner, backup scripts or cleanup is involved. It's a local EXT4 file system on LUKS on LVM on local SATA drives. Cron is empty.
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asked How did `git pull` eat my homework?
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comment Pasting X selection (not clipboard contents) with keyboard
@Luchostein Thanks for the suggested edit, sorry your actual revision got mistakenly rejected so you aren't properly credited but I did go back and implement the addition.
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revised Pasting X selection (not clipboard contents) with keyboard
implemented suggested edit from Luchostein that should have been approved, see http://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/55416
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answered Configure bash and/or vim to execute source ~/.bashrc everytime I finish editing it
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Curious
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comment What is the correct way to abort an operation from the sudo password prompt?
@ryekayo I'm confused about the "right" approach as well (hence asking this). It seems like it should respond to the first Ctrl+C and for many people it is, but in some situations it obviously isn't. I have not figured out the difference yet.
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comment What is the correct way to abort an operation from the sudo password prompt?
@ryekayo Do you do that because it does not respond to the first one or for some other reason?
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revised What is the correct way to abort an operation from the sudo password prompt?
reverse unwanted formatting changes but fix a real typo
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comment How to upload a file from Windows to Linux?
@user3676417 Please don't keep commenting on answers with separate questions. You asked the same thing on my answer. If we have not answered the question you asked you can request clarification, but you seem to have a question unrelated to your original question or either of our answers. If you need an answer about filezilla being slow, you can ask that as a separate question but it is not a Unix&Linux question and should be asked on Super User.
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reviewed Close org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Every package “has no installation candidate”