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comment Recursively compare two directories with diff -r without output on broken links
@MarcusJuniusBrutus - Yes, you're right. I think the solution is to remove a #, e.g. for f in find a/* ! -type l;do echo $f b/${f#*/};done. I don't have time to test this right now though. Let me know if that works.
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asked What's the recommended way to run a service as a non-root user?
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answered Removed `rm` command in cygwin
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comment How to execute same command “X” multiple times with a time delay of some number of seconds?
I'm not sure I understand the question. Is this sufficient? echo 'hello'; sleep 3; echo 'goodbye'
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comment Facility on AIX to ZIP a list of files
There are various internet zip tools. This one runs in a browser (it's Java), so no files are uploaded anywhere. Would that help?
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comment Check a range of IP addresses to see if a host is active
Note that ping gives only the most rudimentary indication of 'aliveness'. Which is why things like Nagios exist, to allow you to check specific services or the running state on the machine. A ping check is a bit like checking a person is breathing; they could nevertheless be in a coma and not able to perform any function. It is entirely possible for a server to respond to pings and be otherwise totally unresponsive.
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comment How to create shell script command so that it will self-detruct after performing it's task?
Hmm. This smells like script kiddie to me. Why do you need to do this?
Nov
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comment xdg-open is installed yet also is not installed
+1 This made me laugh. Maybe it's a zen koan, in apt form?
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comment Generate File of a certain size?
stackoverflow.com/questions/139261/…
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answered Proper escape sequence for a non-standard file name
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revised What are the dangers of creating a normal user with UID < 500?
typos
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comment tar list files only
You can get the 'tarbomb' effect with tar xvzf my_tar.tar.gz --transform 's/.*\///'. But unfortunately that doesn't change how it displays in a listing with t rather than x.
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