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Jun
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Jun
22
comment Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?
Add the -a option for it to be equivalent.
Jun
22
comment Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?
It's zsh and all the shells derived from the Forsyth shell (nowadays that's mostly only pdksh and its derivatives) that do the right thing and don't expand . and .. here. All the other Bourne-like shells do (bash, Bourne, AT&T ksh, dash, yash...). In zsh, you'd use du -sch -- *(D) though, not du -sch -- * .*.
Jun
22
comment Why doesn't this show the hidden files/folders?
That fails to list files named like ..foo and may cause problems with files whose name starts with -. It could also fail if the arg list is too long. du -ahd1 would have none of those problems.
May
23
comment What is the Ubuntu equivalent of OSX `chmod -h` flag?
symlink permissions are meaningless **on Linux**. On systems where you can change them (with lchmod(2) or fchmodat(2)...), they do have a meaning (allow/deny readlink() (read) or path resolution through them (execute)). Write permissions usually don't though as you can't change the target of a symlink.
Apr
21
comment How do I change the line spacing in Terminal?
Also xterm with the scaleHeight resource.
Jan
26
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Jan
26
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Jan
21
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Jan
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Aug
14
comment Command for determining my public IP?
If you don't have curl but have wget: wget -U curl -qO- ifconfig.me
May
27
comment Why it is sudo?
Also the default target user doesn't have to be root (though it makes sense for it to be or at least one with uid 0 and it generally is), see the runas_default in sudoers.
Apr
5
comment Reading package list takes forever
@fritzone, I remember seeing the problem reported elsewhere where people were saying that switching to a 64bit OS fixed the problem.
Mar
18
revised Reading package list takes forever
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Feb
24
awarded  Revival
Feb
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Jan
30
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Jan
30
revised Is there software that can view .dwg files?
fixed confusion about freeware vs free software (as in FSF definition)
Jan
30
suggested approved edit on Is there software that can view .dwg files?
Oct
11
answered How can I get a part of text file by terminal