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Mar
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revised How do I get long command lines to wrap to the next line?
extra comments
Mar
30
revised How do I get long command lines to wrap to the next line?
The later added examples were a little misleading/confusing. Replacing with (hopefully) simpler examples.
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
revised How can I decode a base64 string from the command line?
removing untrue statement :/
Jan
16
comment How can I decode a base64 string from the command line?
@vidstige, that's true. I don't know why I was under the impression that base64 was not installed by default; that is totally not the case.
Jan
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
9
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Jan
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Dec
17
answered piping in real time
Nov
20
answered Set custom added PATH vars to work in each Terminal session
Nov
16
comment Can't type letter 'm' in bash
@kashminder, so you found it? what is it?
Nov
15
answered Can't type letter 'm' in bash
Nov
11
reviewed Reject Reasons why crontab does not work
Nov
3
answered bash script to check if input has an @
Oct
21
comment Deleting input back to the last forward slash
Good answer. More commonly you'd enclose the whole setting in single quotes with the bind command; bind '"\ew": backward-kill-word', but that's nitpicking. And it may be worth mentioning that you can also put "\ew": backward-kill-word in ~/.inputrc, in which case other commands that use readline will also have that binding, e.g. if you enable readline in the python interactive shell, that binding will also apply there.
Oct
19
comment How to move files based on first word in file name?
Note that it fails if the filename contains " quotes. This is because you inject data into code, which is something you generally want to avoid (think Bobby Tables). Even worse, it may run arbitrary code by specially crafted filenames: e.g. if you run touch 'dog ".`mktemp`.".jpg' before that find command, mktemp will actually be run.
Oct
19
answered How to move files based on first word in file name?
Oct
17
revised Reasons why crontab does not work
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
17
comment Difference between echo -e “<string>” and echo $“<string>”
Also worth noting that both Chet and POSIX recommend using printf rather than echo