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comment In Bash, how to add "Are you sure [Y/n]" to any command or alias?
@Ray: Bash runs on a lot of non-Linux machines and there are a lot of older Linux versions in production. You might be surprised at how many systems are using Bash 3, and even 2.
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Jul
27
comment Using sed, how could we cut a specific string from a line of text?
With sed, you wouldn't be able to use -i in-place editing. It's easier to have sed process multiple files when they are passed as arguments. Other utilities, on the other hand, (additionally) won't have access to the file's name or be able to seek inside the file.
Jul
27
comment Unix shell code that is portable enough to run on all shells
@Praxeolitic: According to the documentation, "When invoked as 'sh', Bash enters POSIX mode after reading the startup files." The section at the link gives a list of things that are affected by being in POSIX mode.
Jul
27
comment Using sed, how could we cut a specific string from a line of text?
The redirection is unnecessary - sed accepts filenames as arguments.
Jul
26
awarded Great Question
Jul
24
awarded Popular Question
Jul
23
comment How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3
OK. I don't know what that means in regard to your answer in relation to what I mentioned.
Jul
22
comment How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3
But it doesn't seem to affect Nautilus, at least for me on 14.04.
Jul
22
comment Terminal *output* history?
@SQB: I've expanded my answer.
Jul
22
revised Terminal *output* history?
expanded answer
Jul
20
comment bash script - select from database into variable
@thevoipman: It's likely your script isn't using Bash. What does your shebang say? Also, since I can't see your script, I can't see where the error might be.
Jul
16
awarded Good Answer
Jul
15
revised How to recursively rename files/folders to make their names Windows-friendly?
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Jul
15
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Jul
15
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
15
awarded Yearling
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15
awarded Yearling
Jul
14
revised How to recursively rename files/folders to make their names Windows-friendly?
link maintenance
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