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Jun
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
15
accepted Unset all ENV variables matching _PROXY
Jun
15
asked Unset all ENV variables matching _PROXY
May
9
comment How to disable gzip compression with wget?
This may be useful, but it isn't quite aimed at what I'm actually trying to solve with this question. I'm trying to disable gzip, because it's preventing recursion. This answer doesn't solve that.
Mar
25
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
17
accepted Can I make `rm` interactive only when using globbing? (in either bash or zsh or both)
Feb
28
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
18
comment How to set up a “child” proxy that doesn't need a “parent” proxy
It was a long time ago that I wrote this question, but isn't your suggestion pretty similar to the 2nd-to-last paragraph of my question?
Feb
17
comment How to set up a “child” proxy that doesn't need a “parent” proxy
@Celada: that's an interesting idea, but wouldn't I still need some script to switch between proxy A and proxy B? And if I have a script that somehow detects the availability of the parent proxy and changes child proxies accordingly, is this any easier?
Jan
16
comment Why doesn't the tilde (~) expand inside double quotes?
@cuonglm: that's like telling your kids, when they ask why the sky is blue, that it's blue because the blue wavelengths are hitting their retinas. It's true and gives the immediate reason, but a useful and satisfying reason has to go deeper to give a real reason rather than the immediately preceding cause in a long causal chain. The initial cause in a long chain is more useful than the immediately preceding cause, or at least one further back to give a logical reason than just "because that's the way it works".
Jan
16
comment Expand ~, . and `..`
. is not a directory name, unless you issue mkdir '.'
Jan
16
comment Expand ~, . and `..`
. is not (the name of) a directory either, but ~ refers to your home directory as . refers to the current directory and .. refers to the parent directory.
Jan
16
comment Why doesn't the tilde (~) expand inside double quotes?
The workaround for ~otheruser shows what a bad idea it was to treat ~ differently than variables and other things that are expanded inside double quotes.
Jan
16
comment Why doesn't the tilde (~) expand inside double quotes?
This is very non-intuitive. What is the reason they chose to do this? (This answer doesn't actually give the reason, but rather just points to the standard, but presumably the standard was written that way for a reason.)
Jan
6
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
29
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
accepted When using zsh tab-completion, Ignore CDPATH if a local file or directory matches
Dec
22
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
asked When using zsh tab-completion, Ignore CDPATH if a local file or directory matches
Dec
11
accepted Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)