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Aug
31
comment Zsh script how to concatanate array elements with string
If you want word-splitting, don't use double-quotes. The second for loop has a typo of sigin for sigind; is that it?
Aug
31
comment How to print a bash variable that has an array as value
Off-topic: you may prefer to read /proc/stat to get the same information more cheaply. See proc(5).
Aug
31
comment How to print a bash variable that has an array as value
I believe the rogue character is a newline (i.e. linefeed), even though it is displayed as VT. Therefore the correct filter is tr '\012' ' '.
Aug
31
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Aug
31
comment Zsh script how to concatanate array elements with string
Interpolation means replacing $index with TopJets. Word splitting means replacing the single word $bkgarr with the 4 words TopJets BosonJets DiBoson TTbar instead of the single word "TopJets BosonJets DiBoson TTbar".
Aug
31
answered Zsh script how to concatanate array elements with string
Aug
31
answered apt-get update: How to check for GPG errors when using scripts?
Aug
31
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Mar
5
comment How to close all apps before X-server goes down?
If you don't like xsm (and who does?), you can use another; how about rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/ROX-Session ? And there's always Approach #1.
Mar
2
comment How to close all apps before X-server goes down?
@MikhailMorfikov You're right, my answer wasn't too helpful if you didn't already use GDM. Is the updated answer any more useful?
Mar
2
revised How to close all apps before X-server goes down?
added a detailed summary of how and when to use xsm
Feb
28
comment How can I tell if PPP compression is enabled for modem?
This is Address/Control Field Compression, which is not what is usually meant by compression on a PPP link.
Feb
28
answered Is there any convenient way to run remote program on local data?
Feb
28
answered Same ftp upload issue on any live distribution I tried
Feb
28
answered How to close all apps before X-server goes down?
Feb
28
answered Bash script to signal a concurrently running instance (same script) about a condition and increment counter
Feb
28
answered curl does not return any thing for protected file
Feb
28
answered Automated test for install script
Feb
28
answered How to apply du (f.x.) to all sub directories except for some of them?
Oct
15
awarded  Yearling