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Feb
10
comment Syslog service fails to start
Moved all the debugging comments to chat. Looks like this was solved; the final answer is below
Feb
3
comment Block all internet connections unless connected to OpenVPN server
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Jan
21
comment Send a message to a “screen” to be received by a device on /dev
I'm not sure what your problem was before, but this doesn't change anything. You ran echo as root using sudo, but the redirection is handled by your shell and is unaffected
Jan
19
comment Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)
This seems perfectly fine to me
Jan
19
comment Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)
This seems perfectly fine to me
Jan
14
comment How to specify the python path for pip?
That works for this particular case, but the question is how to control which version of Python is used when running pip
Jan
7
comment Flattening complex folder structures with duplicate file names
I don't know what's going on with the duplicate questions, but I just merged the old one into this one and cleared the comments
Jan
7
comment Flattening folder structure with duplicate file names
OP reposted; merging this copy
Jan
4
comment Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt
I put in a request to merge your accounts. Afraid I don't know anything about that backup tool or ecryptfs
Jan
1
comment How can I securely delete the contents of a thumb drive so data can't be recovered.
I'm not sure what your definition of "completly wiped" is if the data is still recoverable, but making new files with the same name won't really help
Dec
29
comment How to duplicate a file a number of times while embedding an index in each file
This doesn't seem to cover the second part of the question
Dec
29
comment How to duplicate a file a number of times while embedding an index in each file
I edited the question to include all the comments and removed them. There was a conflict between what the question said ("If the file already exists, I should get an error saying already exists.") and one of the comments ("if A already exist then it should go for B."). I went with the comment since it was more recent
Dec
12
comment Check in bash if make has done something
@schily Please stop pretending you're confused when people refer to a GNU tool by its name. There's no need to call it gwhatever when the context is clear, and it can't be clearer in a question that's tagged [gnu-make] and says "I'm using GNU Make 4.0.". Whatever personal vendetta you have going on is your business, but you're confusing people for no reason
Dec
7
comment How do I pipe ls to grep, and delete the files filtered by grep?
Generally speaking I dislike when people post "don't do that" answers, but this is one of the best examples of an XY problem I've ever seen. Your real question is "how do I quickly delete a file with a long filename, without typing the whole thing out", and there are lots of good ways that don't involve grepping the output from ls
Nov
22
comment Right-to-left shell brace expansion
@terdon If there's no other way I suppose; I was hoping there was some trick to change the order of evaluation of brace expansion, but there probably isn't. Those arguments were just an example though, so something that only works for {a,b,c}{d,e,f} isn't very helpful
Nov
3
comment exit tail when other process is done
This is incredibly not a question; you guys have to stop flagging everything that ends in a question mark
Oct
26
comment Bash script to list items in directory by size
You really don't need to give a complete explanation of all your changes, or keep crediting the same person over and over. It should be easy for someone to read your answer and understand it, without needing the complete history of how it got there
Oct
21
comment How to have separate command history for different sessions for the same user?
@FUZxxl Yes, the accepted answer says that, and "screen will not help at all" was the point of my comment
Oct
20
comment Any text-editor which list numbers of words in a file?
And in emacs it's M-= for the current region (so C-x h M-= for the whole file). I would think most text editors have this feature, is there some other requirement?
Oct
16
comment Plotting in gnuplot
Wouldn't with points leave out the connecting lines?