jw013

United States

Debian user, GNU/Linux enthusiast, FLOSS supporter, hobby developer.

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comment downloading debian securely
Debian provides checksums of all its ISOs on its website.
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comment Count how many elements in the nth column in a whole file
You may want to update your answer based on comments to the original question. Evidently OP means to count the commas and does not mean length($2) literally.
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comment Count how many elements in the nth column in a whole file
Can you clarify what you mean by length($2)? Do you mean "number of characters" (like awk does) excluding commas, or do you mean number of fields, like "number of commas + 1"? For example, your "length($2)" for 12,13 is 2 or 4?
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comment examine the exit code of processes launched in parallel from a script
Couldn't you can use wait on each process sequentially?
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comment Is there a way to tell sudo to set my username as owner for the files created instead of root?
sudo cat /etc/foo.txt > ~/foo.txt. Files tend to be only readable by root for a reason, so remember to keep that reason in mind when making copies readable by non-root users.
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awarded Fanatic
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comment Why can't ed be exited with C-c?
Also, not sure if joke
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comment Why can't ed be exited with C-c?
Interactive applications are not the same as non-interactive. The Ctrl-C behavior you are used to is the default for non-interactive ones. The interactive ones may override the behavior of Ctrl-C for their own purposes.
Aug
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awarded Popular Question
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comment What genre do games like 'Dear Esther', 'To the Moon', or 'Gone Home' fall under?
@Wandang I have never heard of this genre. What is a screensaver game?
Aug
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comment What are the game-turning cards or combos for each class?
@MadScientist "What board clear / AoE cards exist" is a much more specific question than "what should I keep in mind" which is vague and open-ended. I would vote to close the latter but the former seems much more acceptable.
Aug
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comment How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?
@QuestionOverflow Since it sounds like a separate issue it is better to have it in separate question I think. Perhaps the question here is how to mix efi and non-efi isos on the same USB. It is probably easier to go non-EFI for the entire USB drive.
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revised How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?
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answered How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?
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comment Why is "shebang" called "shebang"?
Relevant history
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comment What's the secret in the infinite purple room?
@Frank If you are going to take that approach that requires you to have the ability to follow through and retract the downvote after the post has been edited, which the downvoter clearly has forgotten to do.
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comment Why is "shebang" called "shebang"?
There doesn't seem to be a single source, so I am not sure this question can be answered. There are multiple plausible interpretations out there but it is impossible to determine which is back-formation and which is the original source. The jargon file and wikipedia entries mention several possible explanations.
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comment Why is "shebang" called "shebang"?
@Tim shb is not really a natural-sounding consonant in English, so some vowel is required to separate the sh from the b.
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