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Jul
22
comment Perl script to compare two consecutive lines for the first character and ignore the second line if both first characters are same
@don_crissti I think this is a good enough answer that it would be a shame if you delete it. Just mentioning the restriction to single-byte characters in the answer itself makes it perfectly fine.
Jul
19
awarded  Curious
Jul
18
comment Is a disabled kernel option equivalent to not loading the corresponding module?
Yeah, that last paragraph is more what I'm getting at. My concern is more about code compatibility than speed or responsiveness, but I didn't really expect any guarantees on that. I'll wait a little while to see if anyone else answers and then come back to this.
Jul
18
comment Is a disabled kernel option equivalent to not loading the corresponding module?
Thanks, but I actually knew that much already. I'm really asking whether there are any differences between these two options, with respect to the running kernel.
Jul
18
asked Is a disabled kernel option equivalent to not loading the corresponding module?
Jul
3
comment copy all files that have no extension
The pattern *.* matches my.file.txt, so presumably the file would not be copied.
Jun
14
comment How to keep last exit status after test
@mikeserv I'm not sure I understand - are you talking about manually assigning to $? or something like that?
Jun
14
answered How to keep last exit status after test
May
17
comment Uninstalling programs on Linux
@AlexStack there's no guarantee that anyone has reviewed a particular piece of software line-by-line, even if that software is available in the Ubuntu repositories (i.e. through a default installation of apt-get or the like). But they only put reasonably popular programs in the repositories, those that have enough users to be confident that they basically do what they are supposed to do.
Feb
20
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
25
comment Run another command before running the command the user wants to run
@IonicăBizău any given "alias expansion rule" is only used once.
Jan
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
11
answered Save exit code for later
Jan
8
comment Why do we need to mount on Linux?
@Ehryk (3 comments up) the only preventative measure in a typical Linux system is the filesystem permissions - in other words, you have to use the root account to write to a device file. If you do, you can cat >/dev/sda1 to your heart's content and Linux won't stop you. (Needless to say, doing so would completely corrupt the filesystem.)
Dec
14
comment Replace %20 with a space in filenames?
This was my thought as well, but it might be worth putting more emphasis on the reason for the OP's problem, which is the space, not the use of an unnecessary pipeline.
Dec
9
comment How can one run a program installed in one machine from another machine?
This doesn't achieve Andyc's goal of having the files stored on the work computer though.
Nov
27
awarded  Critic
Oct
24
comment combine two text files with adding some separator between?
In the last example, in bash at least, you can replace echo '***' | cat ... with cat ... <<< '***' which saves a couple of processes. (this is sometimes relevant)
Oct
15
revised bash's builtin time accepts %E - what's going on?
add a link to relevant source code