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Software engineer, data architect, frugality enthusiast


May
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comment Why does bash variable expansion retain quotes?
Sorry, I didn't want to distract with too much detail, but what I'm doing isn't really complicated, IMO. I'm creating a script that takes a "time" and a "message". It then runs at for the given "time", and tells at to run the command dzen2. dzen2 takes the "message" from stdin, and also uses some other static parameters. The difficulty is that I need to pipe the "message" parameter from the user into the dzen2 command, but I'm not actually running dzen2 myself, I'm telling at to do it.
May
11
comment Why does bash variable expansion retain quotes?
@jw013 Good point and great articles. I like the quote "Variables hold data, functions hold code." from the first link, but for my usage, the data that is given to a function (in this case, at) is code. Any tips on a safer way to organize/collect code that will be given to at?
May
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May
11
comment Why doesn't dzen2 work when invoked via at?
Gilles to the rescue. It is no wonder you have 87k reputation! I know you have saved me on more than a few of my own questions. Thumbs up to you, man, and thanks again.
May
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accepted Why doesn't dzen2 work when invoked via at?
May
10
comment What is a simple way to schedule a single event to happen at some time in the future?
The dzen redirection isn't working for me. unix.stackexchange.com/q/38362/4143
May
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asked Why doesn't dzen2 work when invoked via at?
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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accepted What is a simple way to schedule a single event to happen at some time in the future?
May
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accepted What is a command line alternative to top for finding current CPU utilization that isn't dependent on screen width?
May
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accepted How do you save a complex regex for multiple reuse in sed?
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asked What is a simple way to schedule a single event to happen at some time in the future?
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted How do you bypass or skip the intro message when starting screen?
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asked How do you bypass or skip the intro message when starting screen?
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