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Craig Sanders

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Nov
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answered I want a static IP address for my (network? or computer?)
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answered My Ping command does not seem to ever finish. Does that mean it is suceeeding?
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answered Bash command to open a system's terminal
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answered New user with root access in Linux Debian
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answered Self complied version of GCC overwriting package installed version
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Oct
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answered Apache2 permissions issue
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comment How to use awk or sed to convert csv diffs into more readable format
you say that the real-life file would have a large number of columns...which implies that there could be differences in the values of any or all of those columns, so a simple three-column output format will not be sufficient.
Oct
5
comment How to write a Shell Script using the condition from a database
assuming that $1 actually contains a valid pg dbname, that should work (but it's good practice to quote all variables including positional parameters - i.e. use "$1" rather than just $1). Also, if you're using a ~/.pgaccess file as I suggested, you won't need -U postgres.
Oct
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revised Subtracting dates in unix
modified script to be ksh rather than bash
Oct
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answered Subtracting dates in unix
Oct
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comment What is the difference in these two bash environments?
see unix.stackexchange.com/questions/29608/… and take note of what it says about passing arguments to the interpreter. IMO using /usr/bin/env like this is an abuse of the env program perpetrated mostly by the python community because they can't manage interpreter and library versioning properly.
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answered How to write a Shell Script using the condition from a database
Oct
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comment run x and getty on the same virtual console?
I used to use mrxvt until about a year ago because it was many times faster than any of the libvte based terminals (gnome-terminal, roxterm, etc). I gave it up because of lack of unicode support and switched to roxterm (IMO, the least bad of the libvte terms).