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Aug
28
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.
Nov
22
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'
Nov
21
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?
Nov
20
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.
Nov
16
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
16
comment xdg-open is installed yet also is not installed
+1 This made me laugh. Maybe it's a zen koan, in apt form?
Nov
15
comment Generate File of a certain size?
stackoverflow.com/questions/139261/…
Nov
15
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.
Feb
28
comment User-local package management system
But he's not using Gentoo, he's on SuSE. So how does this help?
Feb
28
comment Is shebang always the same as the interpreter's installation directory?
+1 for /usr/bin/env.
Feb
4
comment Vi vs vim, or, is there any reason why I would ever want to use vi?
Regarding your programming comment, you may find eclim interesting...
Feb
1
comment What happens when a hard drive fills up?
@goldilocks - Why does performance degrade? Are you talking about fragmentation issues?
Jan
30
comment I hang when I try to ssh into a machine with my username (or su to my user)
To clarify my previous comment - if the remote authentication server is down or not responding, your machine will hang trying to complete the login step. Your ssh output seems to indicate that you made it through ssh, but not local login.
Jan
30
comment I hang when I try to ssh into a machine with my username (or su to my user)
One way to get this situation is if your user name is authenticated using an off-machine lookup, like NIS or LDAP, while your second user name is local.
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
23
comment How do I remove a file with no permissions?
@Stephane Chazelas - ok. Does plain 'file attributes' work for you?
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
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.