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comment boot Windows from GRUB rescue
+1 I found this to work too, on Windows 10 32 bit Pro installation media DVD that I created using Media Creation Tool ( windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/… ). My problem was that had deleted my Linux partition by mistake when wanting to adjust the size of the partitions, in the Windows Partition Manager. This answer here fixed my issue - I can now boot into Windows. I will re-run my Linux install DVD as I wanted dual boot Windows 10 and XUbuntu. Thanks very much.
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comment Is there a .eml email file viewer that can also save attachments?
Moved accepted answer to MailRaider Pro - this tool covers both requirements in an easier to use App. But thanks for your time and input - your solution is useful as well.
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accepted Is there a .eml email file viewer that can also save attachments?
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answered Is there a .eml email file viewer that can also save attachments?
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comment How to match similar filenames and rename so that diff tools like Beyond Compare see them as a pair to perform a binary comparison?
Yes, but those are manual steps. From my question, I want Beyond Compare to automatically recognise, for comparison, many pairs of files with similar names in the first place.
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comment Should the Drupal 8 sites/default/files/config folder be stored in git with its hash suffix?
Ah sure that makes sense regarding API keys, certainly I have experience of that in D7, and have put that in settings.php for D7 and it is listed in .gitignore I suppose it might make sense to group all external API keys / credentials in one place and git ignore just that file and keep the rest of the config in git source. Thoughts?
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comment Should the Drupal 8 sites/default/files/config folder be stored in git with its hash suffix?
Thanks gapple. Why would configuration in particular be vulnerable? Why not all the other Drupal files? Related to my original question: how should config be stored in git along with the rest of the Drupal code?
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accepted How to get new TLD URLs to validate in URL fields (using link module), e.g. .london?
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comment Should the Drupal 8 sites/default/files/config folder be stored in git with its hash suffix?
+1 on your answer for your time. So does that mean that the hash suffix is no longer required, given that .htaccess prevents access? Their idea of using a suffix for making a folder hard to guess seems a bit peculiar to me, as if this really was a good idea then they'd want to do it to every folder. From your answer it sounds like this is no longer required. And perhaps now if I revisit the now released Drupal 8 since asking this question, I may find that the hash is not used and your answer is actively being used instead.
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revised Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
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comment Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
I could try to look at implementing further checks but I think I'd be adjusting the way the libraries I'm using work themselves and I don't think this is necessary at the moment. I'm using the S3fsStreamWrapper class provided in Drupal Contrib module s3fs and the setup steps I did are here
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comment Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
Accepted answer. The root cause I think is that the clock on my VM compared to that on S3 is too different so S3 raises an error but the error is reported in the contents of the file that I'm supposed to be reading from S3 which explains why the value being written was flagged up as being too large. So kenorb was right about my code being incorrect - I have adjusted it to handle this scenario by checking the number of columns - which would be 1 if this were the case in this error, rather than the 19 I'm expecting for my case.
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accepted Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
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comment Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
+1 I agree thanks I think that is worth me exploring further. (ust following up on this after the holidays, sorry for lack of further feedback since last time)
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comment Why would custom module code fail when called from drush but work fine when invoked from cron button in admin/config/system/cron?
+1 upvote on answer and +1 on your comments. Just following up on this after the holidays, sorry for lack of further feedback since last time. I'm re-reading the answer - this is a really good response kenorb - there are some good leads for me to follow. Good point about storing the error message in the username issue - I think that is definitely something I should correct in my code, also the environmental differences thoughts (also from greg_1_anderson).
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comment Where are the screensaver configuration files (.saver) for the screensavers that are offered in "Desktop & Screen Saver" in Settings on El Capitan?
Tetsujin - I have looked in /System/Library/Screen Savers/ - not all the Screen Savers available in Settings are in there, but these ones are: Arabesque.qtz Flurry.saver Shell.saver iTunes Artwork.saver FloatingMessage.saver Random.saver Word of the Day.qtz
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