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Aug
23
comment Skip records containing no field separator in awk
@A.B. Your comment was addressed to me, not to the asker. Not that it would have been useful if you'd addressed it correctly, considering that the asker hasn't been on the site for two years.
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
comment Why hash file are always different in openssl aes-256-cbc output files?
@gertvdijk Fortunately this seems to be a bug in the documentation. If the IV was generated from the password, it would be deterministic and this question wouldn't have been asked.
Jul
13
revised Why hash file are always different in openssl aes-256-cbc output files?
added 515 characters in body
Jul
13
comment Why hash file are always different in openssl aes-256-cbc output files?
@gertvdijk No, the IV isn't derived from the password. OpenSSL is broken but not that broken.
Jul
13
answered Why hash file are always different in openssl aes-256-cbc output files?
Jun
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
comment Ubuntu 15.04 boots into BusyBox
If that fixed it, either you entered some incorrect setting during the first installation, or the USB media you used the first time was bad. There's nothing wrong with using Unetbootin.
Jun
14
comment Ubuntu 15.04 boots into BusyBox
@PeterWagg Why did you accept and bounty this answer? It bears zero relationship with your problem. Not that your question is answerable, it only describes a generic symptom.
May
22
revised How can I tell if the virtualbox guest additions were installed on an ubuntu vm
there are plenty of files that don't indicate anything about the guest additions
May
15
accepted Increase the disk spindown timeout
Apr
29
revised Why don't applications respect a printer's default options?
.lpoptions isn't read by CUPS anymore since version 1.5
Apr
29
answered Why don't applications respect a printer's default options?
Apr
15
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment Does the /dev/null file actually have a fixed size?
@kos You're confusing disk space with memory usage here, and you're also confusing the directory entry with the driver code that implements it. Florian's answer contains no incorrect or misleading statement.
Apr
12
comment Does the /dev/null file actually have a fixed size?
@kos The statement that a character device occupies the space of an inode entry is correct, but slightly incomplete: there's also the space occupied by the directory entry (the part that maps the name of the file in the directory to the inode). The “implementation as character devices” is not something that takes disk space. The inode and the directory entry do occupy disk space if the device is on a disk filesystem — which is not the case for /dev in Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions) but that's another story.
Apr
11
comment How can I type the symbol ^ in emacs?
What version of Ubuntu are you using? Don't you see anything in the bottom like when you press F1 then c? What happens if you press AltGr+} then a?
Apr
11
comment How can I type the symbol ^ in emacs?
What is your keyboard layout, and what operating system do you use? What version of Emacs are you running and where did you get the binary? What does Emacs say when you press F1 then c then AltGr+} ?