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This is a 2013 MacPro running OSX 10.11.6 with Journaled HFS Plus
This file was on ancient backups that I copied years ago onto my now-spacious hard drive. I suspect that it (and a second file from 1998 I haven’t mentioned yet called “SurfSim 1.0.0␀ Prefs”) were part of some copy protection scheme. I’ve used neither program for decades. So yes, the file was created on a very different operating system, whatever the Macintosh was running two decades ago.
Shell script logic
I have 2 input files like with file 1 content as (file1)
"BRGTEST-242" a.txt "BRGTEST-240" a.txt "BRGTEST-219" e.txt
File 2 contents as fle(2)
"BRGTEST-244" a.txt "BRGTEST-244" b.txt "BRGTEST-231" c.txt "BRGTEST-231" d.txt "BRGTEST-221" e.txt
I want to get... (22 Replies)
I need to compare 2 text files with around 60000 rows and 1 column. I need to compare these and write the mismatch data to 3rd file.
File1 - file2 = file3
wc -l file1.txt
wc -l file2.txt
head -5 file1.txt
101214100500... (10 Replies)
I'm a great fan of this forum... it has helped me tone my skills in shell scripting. I have a challenge here, which I'm sure you guys would help me in achieving...
File A has a list of job ids and I need to compare this with the File B (*.log) and File C (extend *.log) and copy... (6 Replies)
I've some files created by a script.
For some reason last time the script run was interrupted for an error and the files produced by the script are undeletable.
i've tryed as root with command 'rm' and even if i got no error in command execution the files are still there.
These are the... (9 Replies)
when i try to ls -lrt the directory, the "undeletable" file is listed.
but when i try to ls -lrt *exe, the "undeletable" file is not listed.
this "undeletable" is the file that i want to delete from the directory.
but when i try to delete/rename/copy.... it, it show that "No such file or... (10 Replies)