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comment error while compiling ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file
apt-get install --reinstall libc6
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answered Unix/Linux command syntax
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answered Does input redirection (<) append a newline character?
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answered error while compiling ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file
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answered Trying to do arithmetic in Perl rename tool (Debian)
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comment How do I restore my console default font, and why has it changed?
Of course, matching an old screenshot made for a different purpose makes sense
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answered How do I restore my console default font, and why has it changed?
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answered Using join with two files fails on larger file sizes
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comment Using join with two files fails on larger file sizes
Now we're getting somewhere. With the sample files I can reproduce the problem with a recent coreutils. It tells me that the files are not sorted, even though they look sorted to me. And I notice that getting rid of --ignore-case fixes it, but there aren't any uppercase letters in sight. Feels like a bug.
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comment Using join with two files fails on larger file sizes
That's not really sorting on the join field. You need sort -t ',' -k 1,1 which could produce different results for some inputs. Recent versions of GNU coreutils have a join --check-order option that would help. It would be easier to see what's wrong if you just posted the actual aaa and bbb files for your failing test case. All the stuff leading up to their creation is irrelevant, boring, and not reproducible by us anyway.
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comment Using join with two files fails on larger file sizes
I've only skimmed this but... are your files sorted? join doesn't work if the input files aren't sorted on the join field.
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answered exec < filename - what does this do?
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revised how to sum output of awk or other expression with xargs
one more bugfix
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comment how to sum output of awk or other expression with xargs
@jofel I didn't notice how broken the rest of the script was. Updated with a rewrite.
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answered how to sum output of awk or other expression with xargs
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answered How to create a PCM wav with mplayer?
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comment is it possible to use w32codecs on a 64bit system?
And if the files aren't private, upload one for other people to try. A file that looks like plain mpeg but won't play in vanilla mplayer could be a bug that would be easy to fix when mplayer developers get their hands on the test case.