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Feb
5
comment “Last resort” Linux terminal command to reboot (over ssh) in case of a kernel bug?
Many thanks for that, @orion - I tried from ssh in the controlling terminal this: sudo bash -c "( echo a; sleep 5; reboot -f )" & exit but nothing happens on the server PC... I guess if I issue it manually on the server PC itself it would work, but here I need to issue it from a remote ssh shell, and immediately exit from the shell before the reboot takes place (and the at command doesn't recognize seconds.). Cheers!
Feb
5
asked “Last resort” Linux terminal command to reboot (over ssh) in case of a kernel bug?
Jan
28
comment Using process substitution to trick programs expecting files, with specific extensions as argument?
Thanks again, @Costas - unfortunately, that doesn't work either, at least not on my version of melt (MLT melt 0.6.2; "standard input" is not mentioned in this version's man melt), since for that command, again I get Usage: melt [options] [producer [name=value]* ]+ and a dump. Cheers!
Jan
28
comment Using process substitution to trick programs expecting files, with specific extensions as argument?
Thanks @Costas - tried that, but apparently melt doesn't care about commands piped through stdin, since I get: Usage: melt [options] [producer [name=value]* ]+ and a dump of program options. Cheers!
Jan
28
asked Using process substitution to trick programs expecting files, with specific extensions as argument?
Jan
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
26
asked Start command and stop command in terminal on keyboard (hotkey) shortcut press?
Jan
26
answered A standard tool to convert a byte-count into human KiB MiB etc; like du, ls1
Jan
25
revised Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
clarification
Jan
25
revised Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
damn it
Jan
25
answered Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
Jan
24
comment Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
@MichaelHomer and everyone - just realized that I in fact don't know how did that directory end up in $PATH to begin with (see edit); so now I need to know how I could inspect that. @FaheemMitha - agreed, but in this case I'd want to test differences between two different versions of acroread. Cheers!
Jan
24
revised Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
more info
Jan
24
comment Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
Thanks @FaheemMitha - I already do have acroread, I was just wondering how does the shell know where it is located; and it turns out now it was in the $PATH; cheers!
Jan
24
comment Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
Many thanks, @MichaelHomer - see post update; it turns out my $PATH starts with /media/mydisk/AdobeReader/Adobe/Reader9/bin:/opt/OpenPrinting-lm1100/bin:... so that is the solution; feel free to post an answer, I'll accept it! Thanks @psusi - I'm well aware of that, unfortunately I'm working on a project using this older version; otherwise I would have updated a long time ago. Cheers!
Jan
24
revised Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
new info
Jan
24
asked Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?
Jan
24
comment Getting globbing to work with `locate`?
Many thanks for that, @PM2Ring - I guess when I saw that the --regex worked without a starting *, I expected the glob would too, but that wasn't correct. Your glob works just fine - cheers!
Jan
24
accepted Getting globbing to work with `locate`?
Jan
24
asked Getting globbing to work with `locate`?