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Jan
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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`?
Jan
24
comment Is there a tr for translating into longer strings?
The only thing that I don't like here is that becomes quite difficult to replace a newline \n with a string like ` ; ` using sed: sed: How can I replace a newline (\n)? - Stack Overflow notes that plain s/// doesn't work, and you have to go into a "pattern space" syntax...
Jan
23
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Jan
20
answered How can I blank the desktop via the command line?
Jan
10
asked Capture timestamped X mouse events, and render a video with custom mouse pointer?
Jan
8
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Dec
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asked udisks cannot read label - force to recognize (and mount under) partition labels?
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