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Aug
7
revised How do I *reliably* and *simply* get the current shell interpreter name?
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Aug
7
comment How to test what shell I am using in a terminal?
this gives me my current directory name; also, under csh and tcsh it gives me Ambiguous output redirect.
Aug
7
comment How do I *reliably* and *simply* get the current shell interpreter name?
I'm on OS X, and the man page lists -f as an available option, taking the format as an argument.
Aug
6
comment How do I *reliably* and *simply* get the current shell interpreter name?
it's giving me a blank line... but if I understand what you're attempting to do it's very clever
Aug
6
asked How do I *reliably* and *simply* get the current shell interpreter name?
Aug
5
comment How to turn off color with `ls`?
Of course this is a bit like killing a fly with a shotgun: you lose all other options you'd added to ls aliases, and you lose them for the whole session, instead of just a single command.
Aug
5
revised How to turn off color with `ls`?
clarify question
Jul
22
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
3
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Jul
2
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Jun
25
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".