glenn jackman

Ottawa, Canada

Developer at Pythian.
Big Tcl and Perl fan.
Enjoy Ruby and JavaScript too.

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comment Fedora 20 GNOME3 crash
You might want to as on unix.stackexchange.com or superuser.com, or fedoraproject.org or gnome.org
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comment I have file called songs and i'm trying to find the longest and shortest song name using AWK
You can't put nicely formatted code in comments. Feel free to edit your answer, and click the "?" on the top right of the edit text area for formatting help.
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answered I have file called songs and i'm trying to find the longest and shortest song name using AWK
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revised I have file called songs and i'm trying to find the longest and shortest song name using AWK
formatting
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revised xargs split at newlines not spaces
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revised xargs split at newlines not spaces
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comment xargs split at newlines not spaces
That is a separate issue, but thanks for pointing it out.
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comment How to pin information to the top of a terminal window on Mac OSX
What does that youtube link have to do with your question?
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answered xargs split at newlines not spaces
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comment Bash passing information from script to script
inotify-tools is another possibility so that the background script can wake up and do stuff when a new file arrives in a watched directory.
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answered Bash passing information from script to script
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comment Bash passing information from script to script
Is the background script just hanging around waiting for input from the CGI script?
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comment shell script variable being truncated - why
Also, get out of the habit of using ALL_CAPS_VARNAMES -- someday you'll accidentally use PATH=... and break your script.
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comment shell script variable being truncated - why
Reference: look for "variable indirection" at gnu.org/software/bash/manual/…
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answered shell script variable being truncated - why
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comment Input redirection - if open file for write failed
The how about f_in = open("/dev/null", O_RDONLY);
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answered CDIR= $(pwd) gives "Permission denied"
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comment Separating string using linux command
@user3464541, updated
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revised Separating string using linux command
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comment Why does bash "echo [t]" result in "t" not "[t]"
+1 or use quotes (single or double)
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