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Oct
7
comment How can I find broken symlinks
Short, consice, and addresses the find -L pitfall as well as cyclical links. +1
Oct
7
comment How can I find broken symlinks
I don't understand why -xtype l works. find . -type l -xtype l means "find all the symlinks to symlinks", rather than, "find all the symlinks to files that don't exist", right?
Oct
2
accepted How can I mount a filesystem, mapping userids?
Oct
1
asked How can I mount a filesystem, mapping userids?
Sep
18
comment How can I get the first match from wildcard expansion?
@Archemar: doesn't work with newlines in filenames.
Sep
18
asked How can I get the first match from wildcard expansion?
Aug
1
comment How do I delete a file in a read-only directory?
It's possible to delete read-only files with rm -f, but not files in read-only directories. I'm just looking for a convenient one-line command, I know why it fails by default.
Aug
1
comment How do I delete a file in a read-only directory?
Why does root have extra privileges that even the owner of the directory and file doesn't have?
Aug
1
asked How do I delete a file in a read-only directory?
Jul
8
comment How can I delete a trailing newline in bash?
This is not exactly equivalent to chomp, as chomp only deletes at most one trailing newline.
Jul
4
accepted How can I delete a trailing newline in bash?
Jul
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
asked How can I delete a trailing newline in bash?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Feb
14
comment Local variables in zsh: what is the equivalent of bash's “export -n” in zsh
typeset +x VAR is equivalent to declare -x VAR in both Bash and Zsh.
Dec
4
accepted Is there a --parents option for mv like for cp?
Nov
8
awarded  Critic
Nov
8
comment How do I tell `ps` to use all available columns?
Interestingly, ps L will give a list of all available columns.
Nov
8
asked How do I tell `ps` to use all available columns?
Oct
22
awarded  Commentator