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Jul
25
comment Rename multiple directories
I don't think ${var^} expansion does what you want it to. var=./foo/bar/doc; echo ${var^} gives ./foo/bar/doc. The ^ expansion only affects the first character.
Jul
25
comment Monitor file system
You might get some ideas by searching this site for inotify or the auditd system.
Jul
25
revised running script with “. ” and with “source ”
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Jul
25
comment When was this vulnerability fixed in Debian? (CVE-2012-2088 affecting libtiff4)
Check out this page and make sure to subscribe to the debian-security-announce mailing list.
Jul
24
revised Null input in a text file
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24
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Jul
24
answered Null input in a text file
Jul
24
revised Bash: kill background jobs
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Jul
24
revised Choosing a device name under /dev from the kernel command line
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Jul
23
comment What does .??* mean in a shell command?
@Zack With bash you also get the dotglob and GLOBIGNORE features. With GLOBIGNORE=., a simple .* should do.
Jul
23
comment Color schemes good for the eyes
I actually cast one of the close votes - it's a good question but not really on topic for U&L, since it's about color, human color perception, and eye health.
Jul
23
comment missing argument to find -exec
Yup, no harm in over-quoting. It's definitely better to err that way than the other way, but leaving out redundant quotes does save some keystrokes :). Normally I don't point out redundant quotes but in this case I just wanted to make sure the questioner understood where the real issue was, i.e. the misquoted ; character.
Jul
23
comment What does .??* mean in a shell command?
@SabreWolfy If you read the POSIX spec carefully, that's actually an important difference between globs and regex: in bracket expressions, [^abc] in regex syntax means the same as [!abc] in glob syntax (i.e. ^ is replaced with ! for globs). Using [^abc] style syntax in a glob is not very portable because POSIX does not specify what it means, so some shells interpret it using regex-like semantics while others treat ^ as just a literal character.
Jul
23
comment Reload ~/.profile for desktop
It would probably help to post which desktop environment you are using. I think the easiest way is to log out and back in - any other way will be difficult and not fool-proof.
Jul
23
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Jul
23
comment missing argument to find -exec
Wherever you found those examples that used the wrong slash must not be a very good resource. I would recommend not going there for examples anymore.
Jul
23
comment How to check the operating system of a server remotely?
I don't think any such tool to determine OS type solely from IP address exists. nmap could give you its best guess.
Jul
23
comment missing argument to find -exec
Found it: modern shells don't require quoting {}.
Jul
23
comment missing argument to find -exec
Backslash and slash are not the same thing at all. Backslashes lean backwards: \\ , Forward slashes, or just slashes, lean forwards: /. In Unix, slashes are generally path separators, while backslashes are generally used for quoting / escaping.
Jul
23
comment missing argument to find -exec
It's almost never necessary to quote {}. There was actually an entire question about that, but I can't find it because the site can't search for {}. The issue is the /; typo in the original question.