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May
22
comment Set storage size on creation of VM VirtualBox
As mentioned in the other threads, this usually doesn't work since most Vagrant boxes are created with .vmdk virtual disk files instead of the .VDI format preferred by VBoxManage.
Apr
3
comment Running thousands of curl background processes in parallel in bash script
Original question didn't specify how long a single request takes... what if the earlier instances have completed?
Dec
11
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Dec
11
comment + or @ mark after running 'ls -al'
The args must have changed over the years. I found working answers/fixes at backdrift.org/…
Oct
29
accepted mp3info fails to make MP3 data fields readable by Android
Oct
10
comment How to check if a shell is login/interactive/batch
There is yet another question: Are STDIN and/or STDOUT connected to a tty (terminal) or a pipe (file or process)? This is a related but distinct test as described in some of the below comments.
Sep
24
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Sep
9
comment SCP fails without error
By screen output, I mean echo "Greetings, Master" or anything else that displays output to the terminal window. Don't put that in your ~/.bashrc --keep it in your ~/.bash_profile script.
Jul
8
answered GNU screen startup is really slow
Jul
8
revised SCP fails without error
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Feb
25
answered SCP fails without error
Dec
21
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
comment Determining number of files in a directory without counting them
interesting, but that page starts off with a preposterous case of filenames containing newlines or other odd chars, (which is solved by GNU ls --quoting-style=c and BSD ls -q ) and doesn't address the question of how to count number of files in a subdirectory containing a lot of files.
Sep
10
answered Determining number of files in a directory without counting them
Feb
7
comment How to script /etc/issue?
archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/linux_logo is the Arch native package.
Sep
26
comment Detecting SSH agent forwarding
The ssh-add is what did the trick for me. I'd been working for months not knowing about that. Then I switched desktops from Unity to LXDE and agent key forwarding stopped working.
Aug
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
29
comment How can you trim mp3 files using `ffmpeg`?
An update. Later, I stumbled upon the fact that ffmpeg is very picky about the --ss time format, and I was able to most easily trim off the first 9 seconds for instance by specifying -ss 00:00:09 (note that it needs all 3 numbers in hh:mm:ss format) The version I was using may be old... FFmpeg version SVN-r18709, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
Aug
5
comment power management of USB-enclosed hard drives
The SuperUser cross-post has an answer...
Aug
5
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