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accepted Does a duplicate entries in a PATH variable revoke the precedence given by the first entry?
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comment Does a duplicate entries in a PATH variable revoke the precedence given by the first entry?
aha! Yes I should have thought of that. The fact that things changed after manually altering my PATH was just coincidence of timing. Makes perfect sense now.
Feb
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asked Does a duplicate entries in a PATH variable revoke the precedence given by the first entry?
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revised Is it possible to find out which files are setting/adding to environment variables, and their order of precedence?
spelling correction and some extra nonsense to force SE to allow me to make the first change
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comment Easily get a particular column from output without sed or awk
Actually, the problem here is that the function doesn't take arguments, so it's very narrowly focussed on a specific case, and is not flexible. If you could work out the quoting so that you can pass arguments into it, that would be useful. And of course remove everything before the pipe, so you can use it with any arbitrary input, and specify which columns you want.
Feb
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comment Easily get a particular column from output without sed or awk
That's an overly-narrow definition of "futz". Would you prefer I used "fiddle"? I'm in no way disputing the value of sed or awk, just pointing out that I don't want to shift focus from one thing to another.
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comment When should I not kill -9 a process?
@dhruvbird: just because your DBs are supposed to come equipped with bullet-proof vests doesn't mean you should shoot them if you don't need to. While you may be right that it's not as risky as Arcege seems to say, I think his point still stands that it's risky and should be a last resort.
Jan
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revised How to hide files from Bash?
correcting question based on feedback pointing out I mixed up the way SetFile works on OS X
Jan
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comment How to hide files from Bash?
D'oh! yes you're right... I forgot that on my Mac I'm usually trying to hide Unix stuff from the window manager, not the other way 'round. Other than .DS_Store OS X doesn't leave its turds lying around, at least not in the home directory. I've corrected the question.
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asked How to hide files from Bash?
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asked How to get a history entry to properly display on multiple lines
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comment How to turn off color with `ls`?
You could also use command ls, of course, but this is a little faster.
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revised How to turn off color with `ls`?
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revised How to turn off color with `ls`?
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