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Java and Scala developer. In a previous life I was a Haskell developer.


Jan
4
comment How to purge dbus configuration?
Have you checked the debian bug database to see if these rejected send messages are known bugs?
Jan
4
comment “unknown partition table” - misconfigured kernel
What type of partition table does it have?
Jan
1
comment When do changes to gsettings take place?
I thought a guiding principle of Gnome was that settings take effect immediately... perhaps I am wrong, I don't use Gnome.
Jan
1
comment = sign at the end of .sock files in the ls output
and if you didn't actually type --classify or --indicator-style=classify, it was probably added by an alias.
Dec
30
comment Sending mail to an external server?
I don't have any advice to give on that one, sorry.
Dec
30
comment Sending mail to an external server?
Yes, good points. OK, maybe that would be better for this use case.
Dec
30
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
Great, you should post that as an answer and accept it, for the benefit of future readers, and to indicate that the question has been resolved.
Dec
30
comment Sending mail to an external server?
@NoelForte ah, yes, both Outlook.com and GMail rewrite FROM addresses for anti-spam reasons. You could add an additional header I suppose.
Dec
29
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
You don't need to create an extended partition, if one doesn't exist Fedora will create one (if there are 3 or fewer partitions).
Dec
29
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
It's up to you, you can still have multiple partitions, you've just got to make sure they are created correctly. If Windows doesn't give you the necessary level of control to avoid the same problem reoccuring, you could create the Linux partitions as Windows partitions and then delete them afterwards.
Dec
29
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
OK, that's a good idea to reinstall everything. You should install Windows first, then Fedora, otherwise Windows will overwrite Fedora's bootloader. Just make sure the extended partition, if any, is big enough this time!
Dec
29
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
I have an idea why this might be happening, but I would need more details about exactly what the partition table looks like. A screenshot might help, or maybe the output of the p command after running fdisk /dev/sda in a virtual terminal (you may be able to switch to a virtual terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+f2).
Dec
29
comment Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions
Maybe there literally isn't enough space remaining? How much capacity does the disk have? What is the size of the first partition you created?
Dec
22
comment securely automating a script which requires a key to do its task
Where does the output of your script go? Your question says "to store in a database". Which one?
Dec
22
comment securely automating a script which requires a key to do its task
Don't you need a password to authenticate to the database anyway? So this is not exactly a new problem.
Dec
22
comment securely automating a script which requires a key to do its task
I'm a little confused. How many databases are there here? 1? 2? Are you retrieving from, and storing into, the same database?
Dec
2
comment How do I get a websites title using command line?
And the number of regular expressions that work for almost everything is approximately 0.
Dec
2
comment How do I get a websites title using command line?
@StephaneChazelas HTML parsers exist, I did not say XML parser. There are about thousands of different languages that can be parsed, XML is only one of them!
Dec
1
comment How do I get a websites title using command line?
It is not recommended to use regular expressions to parse HTML. Ever. Not even in this case. It's a bad habit. Use a real parser instead. There is a famous humorous Stackoverflow answer about this...
Oct
27
comment Bash completion throwing syntax error
Maybe you have to restart bash before it will notice that change? Try opening a new terminal.