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Jan
29
comment Are there any standards/documents which tell me how to produce such nice help messages?
For reference, man page conventions are based on Extended Backus-Naur Form.
Jan
25
comment What does the Enlightenment desktop (E17) environment variable “PANTS=ON” do?
I advise trying this in private first. PANTS=OFF can have unfortunate consequences (e.g. may send unexpected signals), and may abruptly terminate connections, even between close peers.
Jan
25
comment Does linux have something like supercache?
A different kind of caching, but one you might also be interested in, is preload and prelink.
Jan
24
revised What does <defunct> mean in the output of ps?
link to reference, fix markup (missing 'defunct')
Jan
24
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Jan
24
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Jan
23
revised How do I remove a file with no permissions?
terminology
Jan
23
comment How do I remove a file with no permissions?
@Stephane Chazelas - ok. Does plain 'file attributes' work for you?
Jan
23
answered How do I remove a file with no permissions?
Jan
18
comment Locking Desktop just Like Windows
In many window managers, screen lock is available by mouse click from a drop-down context menu in the dock.
Jan
18
revised Utilize a different user's vimrc as well as vim folder
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Jan
18
comment Small update.. Now cannot download/update
You'd be better off just configuring your router to always allocate the same IP to this machine.
Jan
17
comment What does it mean if a directory has only x (executable) permission for certain user/group?
@Pellaeon Lin - If you're interested in learning more about the permissions model, I highly recommend the reference quoted in this answer.
Jan
17
comment What does it mean if a directory has only x (executable) permission for certain user/group?
@Pellaeon Lin - Yes. Listing a directory requires read permission, which isn't present here. But there's no need to list a directory if you already know the name of the file (further evidence, if any were needed, that this is intended for programmatic access, not interactive).
Jan
17
answered What does it mean if a directory has only x (executable) permission for certain user/group?
Jan
17
comment Change who is able to chmod
Only the owner of a file can change its permissions. What you're asking for doesn't make a huge amount of sense, since it effectively gives all permissions to all members of the group. Why do you need this?
Jan
16
comment Root user can't do everything?
Short answer: Shell redirection doesn't happen via sudo in your example. See How do I use sudo to redirect output to a location I don't have permission to write to?
Jan
16
revised Read a directory to see the file to inode mapping
typo
Jan
4
answered Why does Subversion give a broken pipe error when piped into head?
Jan
3
comment Is there a command line tool to insert line breaks into a long string?
+1, but perhaps better written as echo $MYSTRING | fold -w 30, since the -30 syntax doesn't appear in the fold manpage?