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18h
comment Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”?
@Zeke Ugh! Don't you remind me of that.
18h
comment Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”?
I guess it's pretty simple. tar (= "tape archiver", think of QIC-80 and friends) is a VERY old command from the beginnings of UNIX, and in the old days, there were only those said -X options. I've scoured the man page, and I can't remember any tar option being available from the old days that took 2 dashes. Hence, there is a rule of thumb that all of the latter ones are commands which were added much later during recent years.
Aug
25
comment How to set conkys window width?
Yes, but it will only work every second time when .conkyrc is edited with gedit, as I've found out. So you edit it, save the file - nothing happens. You edit it again (a pseudo-edit might do)...and all of a sudden, conky will detect the config file change and restart automatically.
Aug
25
comment conky: proper column alignment
conky -D might come in handy as well perhaps (will put conky into debug mode, letting you peek way more deeply into its inner workings, and maybe giving you a clue what your build of conky is "allergic" against)
Aug
24
comment diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?
And again you're right!! Once I omit the parameters, I get ugly colors and wrong height, but yes it works! However, I can't accept this. I ought to file a bug report that the parameters will actually "kill" the graph when no physical device name is given.
Aug
24
comment diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?
Well, my whole line is ${diskiograph /dev/disk/by-uuid/1234567890ABCDEF 15, 130 828282 7f8ed3 0.1 -l}. Since there are a decent lot of parameters following the UUID, it's only natural that there is a space after it. :) diskio is not diskiograph; the former does not take any parameters.
Aug
24
comment diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?
Proposal dismissed! This isn't chit-chat. I was even rather frowning upon getting this "chit chat warning" by SE. It's IMHO uncalled-for, and I felt treated like an immature teen.---Back to conky: Unfortunately this only works for diskio+label symlinks, but not with diskiograph. That is, when used with the latter, it will not complain about path not found, but it won't display anything either in the graph. Doing the same with the physical path did work instantly, though.
Aug
24
comment diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?
You're a marvel, thank you so much! So I will need to replace conky by conky-ng (a fork, see github.com/Tucos/conky-ng). I just don't understand why this hasn't been implemented yet in the "standard" conky. It's such an essential feature to have in udev times.
Aug
24
comment diskio/diskiograph in Conky only understands physical device names?
Thanks for bearing with me...I think the problem is that in my case, /dev/sdc6 is in fact a NTFS formatted partition, let's call it /dev/disk/by-label/videos for example, which on ls -l points to --> ../../sdc6. This is assigned to /media/videos, which, of course, isn't accepted either by conky. My (shortened) version line is Conky 1.9.0 compiled 2014-02-19 for Linux 3.2.0-54-generic (i686). I can't seem to believe that I really need to upgrade to 1.9.1 to get this working.
Aug
7
comment psmouse sync issues!
yes, thanks, checked this out already. However, there is still no information about the actual cause of this. If this doesn't stop, we'll have to inform the guys from LKML eventually. This is absolutely unbearable for daily work.
Aug
1
comment psmouse sync issues!
You're definitely not alone! I'm on Lubuntu 14.04.1 here and lo and behold, I'm not on a notebook but on a desktop PC! Well, I think this must have gotten introduced with the 14.04->14.04.1 update. It's extremely annoying and a pointless (though typical) answer like "use an usb mouse" won't help me much, since I have an older machine and I do need my USB ports! I don't want to occupy it with a mouse if I don't absolutely have to.
Apr
21
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
"A patch was introduced..." It should also be noted that the patch in question is by no means a recent one (unlike the way it may sound), but was already sent in back in 2010 :)
Mar
25
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
@waxwing this has improved by about 50% now. Good work. BTW it was just a suggestion, not to be understood as a downright criticism.
Mar
25
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
Somewhat funny to talk about "smaller" and "larger" in respect to characters, no? Well, though I know it's about ASCII values it may not be too obvious. -- So why not explain it a more simplistic way? No character must be followed by its direct neighbor nor predecessor. Hence neither "ab" nor "ba" is permitted, but "ac" or "ca" would since the b is omitted.
Jan
18
comment Wget out of memory error kills process
Wow, great solution! Even I have learned something new: that I can use -F option in awk with a whole expression and not just a single character. BTW the reason why I assumed I couldn't do that is the following: cut in comparison will indeed only allow you exactly one character as delimiter (which is a similar effect that -F has in awk)
Nov
17
comment Mounting an ext3 fs with user privledges
Thank you from me as well! With a little tweak, this also works for devices like e. g. hot-plugged SATA DVD-ROMs (which was the device I had problems with). HOWEVER, the device will always be mounted 000 for some reason (d---------) so you have to specify -p 700 to the bindfs line to access the files on the DVD via dolphin/nautilus etc., for instance.
Nov
7
comment Can sed remove 'double' newline characters?
Just gave this a whirl with one of my files containing double and triple newlines in a sequence. Doesn't work at all for me.
Nov
3
comment bash: Using read <<<“$VARIABLE” on a read-only root partition
A good approach! Thank you. Plus, I like it that it does not require any external tools (that we are usually not to be expected to find in those restricted environments anyhow). The only thing that may cause some trouble is the $1, $2, $3 stuff: remember that in a script, this will usually stand for an argument passed to the script itself. -- And while we're at it: if IFS is meant to be a space, *IFS= * will not do in this syntax; you will have to specify IFS=' ' explicitly.
Nov
3
comment bash: Using read <<<“$VARIABLE” on a read-only root partition
Thank you very much! A very nice technique, which might even help me multiple times in the future with similar issues. However, one thing is worrying me, and that is the fact that /tmp is a hardcoded path. And probably you've guessed it, /tmp IS there already, but read-only as well! And since working on that recovery console will have me logged into my live file system, I would not want to mess in there by symlinking or whatever (not even while in that console).
Oct
26
comment Life with empty about:plugins (so without flash)
...which has now made its way into Firefox Nightlies!! Check them out.