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Apr
13
comment Portability of “> /dev/stdout”
Indeed, /dev/std{in,out,err} are specifically listed as not part of the POSIX.1-2008 standard.
Apr
13
revised Portability of “> /dev/stdout”
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Apr
13
revised Execute remote commands, completely detaching from the ssh connection
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Apr
12
comment symbolic link to a directory and relative path
cd -P seems simpler.
Apr
12
comment CLI & Markup language
Take a look at Wikipedia's list of lightweight markup languages, pay attention to toolchain and file format support, and try out a few. The StackExchange sites use a subset of Markdown, so if you like it start with that. I can also recommend rST (a bit heavier) and LaTeX (much heavier). In the meantime try to come up with a more specific question that isn't so vague or likely to get closed.
Apr
12
revised How to make the terminal display user@machine in bold letters?
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Apr
11
reviewed Approve Vim interface on web browser input fields?
Apr
11
comment Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?
Here's a source from the Wooledge Wiki.
Apr
11
comment Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?
Not really, just the folk wisdom of #bash and the fact that all the variables that are special to the shell have uppercase names.
Apr
11
comment Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?
Avoid using all UPPERCASE variable names. Such names like PAGER, HOSTNAME, PATH, etc. are often reserved or may be reserved in the future by the shell for special purposes and clobbering them may have unintended side effects.
Apr
11
answered Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?
Apr
10
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Apr
10
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Apr
10
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Apr
10
comment Is it possible to customise the prompt to show the if there are any background jobs?
Sorry, not a clairvoyant -- you'll have to be more specific about your unexpected results and what you did to get them.
Apr
10
comment Is it possible to customise the prompt to show the if there are any background jobs?
@paradroid I edited the answer to add a semi-ugly hack. As far as speed, the performance hit will be negligible on most modern systems.
Apr
10
revised Is it possible to customise the prompt to show the if there are any background jobs?
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Apr
9
comment Is it possible to customise the prompt to show the if there are any background jobs?
@paradroid Sorry, I don't know of any non-ugly way to do that. Are you really sure that is necessary?
Apr
9
comment Gnome Terminal won't autocomplete
Sounds like you are running sh instead of bash. Try a ps $$ to confirm.
Apr
9
revised Substituting the first occurrence of a pattern in a line, for all the lines in a file with sed
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