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comment Turn off --skip-grant-tables in MySQL
Worked for me, thank you!
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comment Bash Auto-Completion feature for SSHing into Different Hosts
@nhed: Thank you! I did not know that was allowed.
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comment How can I keep my SSH sessions from freezing?
As much as I loved screen, I advise new users to start with tmux.
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comment Grep first 50 lines of files for pattern
Thanks. Though this method seems to be harder to memorize, I did learn quite a bit about awk from it. Note that it doesn't stop at the first 50 lines, even on an up-to-date Ubuntu install.
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comment bashrc lazy substitution
Why the downvote? How could I improve the question? I've provided examples, failed attempts, and even the keyphrases that I tried to google on.
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comment bashrc lazy substitution
@WarrenYoung: You are correct, this particular instance could be a script. However, I would still like to know the answer as I do prefer aliases for other things and I'll certainly run into this. I could generalize your question into "why does Bash support aliases when anything could be a script."
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comment Propose additional file descriptor “stdmeta”
Regarding the rest of the answer, the legacy app situation could be handled with a flag for those commands that support stdmeta to only use it with the --stdmeta flag for the foreseeable future.
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comment Propose additional file descriptor “stdmeta”
Regarding the first paragraph, I've addressed with two examples that the idea is not to discard the data, but rather to let other applications that the output may be piped to to handled the output properly. ps prints metadata on stdout, curl prints metadata on stderr.