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Jan
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
7
comment Is it possible to obtain the current name of the xterm window?
The PROMPT_COMMAND is not the most authoritative way to get the title since it is not always set, and any command you run could change the title between prompts. For the most accuracy, terminal emulator specific control sequences are probably the way to go.
Jan
7
comment How can I convert tab delimited data to comma delimited data?
@burhan The syntax is <kbd>text</kbd>.
Jan
7
comment Is it possible to obtain the current name of the xterm window?
Related stackoverflow question. It looks like xterm has a stack for window title, if you can figure out how to use it.
Jan
6
comment Command-line tool to search docx files
Related stackoverflow answer.
Jan
6
comment How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?
It would help to make that more clear in your question. I don't use gnome so I'll let someone else answer but I'd start with removing the .gconf* and .gnome* directories. You'll want backups just in case you decide there was something you wanted to keep.
Jan
6
comment How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?
You'll have to be more clear on what you are trying to do. The "cleanest installation" is to wipe everything. Is that really what you want or do you want to keep most of /home intact except for .gnome stuff?
Jan
6
comment How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?
If you don't plan on keeping anything doesn't a normal install already nuke everything? Just tell it not to keep the existing filesystem and create a new /home in the partition.
Jan
6
answered Escaping argument in bash script?
Jan
6
comment Screen content showing for a few seconds before screensaver starts (Fedora 14)
Posting the name of your screensaver program and desktop environment would be helpful.
Jan
6
comment Getting vim to be silent when using -s {scriptin}
There is also ed, which is how you edit files in place when you need to be portable.
Jan
6
comment can I cd or use hot directory in shell link in mc?
Although this is the exact opposite of your second requirement, I would write a short script to append a new entry for the directory to ~/.mc/hotlist on all of your boxes. This would not take too long and would work unless you are opposed to adding a new entry for some other reason.
Jan
6
answered Shutting down from X without a desktop environment
Jan
5
revised Immutable bit on AIX?
tags, and speling
Jan
5
comment How can same fd in different processes point to the same file?
The source wise greybeard is likely David Wheeler. It appears he also said, "But that usually will create another problem." :)
Jan
5
comment How can same fd in different processes point to the same file?
related question?
Jan
5
answered How can same fd in different processes point to the same file?
Jan
5
comment Becoming root from inside Vim
One could always add > /dev/null to the tee command.
Jan
5
comment Becoming root from inside Vim
I got into the habit of using sudoedit instead of vim for all admin editing. It's one way to never run into this problem anymore :). +1 for Gilles' answer.
Jan
4
comment Are there any fresh versions of Firefox for Scientific-Linux [or RHEL] available offically?
I switched from my distro's 3.6 firefox to running the upstream binary from mozilla.org out of my $HOME directory back at Firefox 5.0. It has updated itself this whole time up to 9.0 now without me needing to do anything besides agree to the update and restart FF when it does.