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Posted By ropers
Thank you very much. That was confusing.
Thank you very much. That was confusing.
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Posted By ropers
Problem with use of the ? wildcard in regex substitution.
I'm trying to use Larry Wall's rename (https://www.unix.com/man-page/Linux/1/prename/) (prename) tool to rename multiple files:

$ ls -1
blar.m4mp3
BLAH.mpmp3
bar foo.m4mp3
...
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Posted By ropers
Gedit semi-frozen/hangs; does not accept keyboard/mouse input
I have a very weird problem with the gedit 2.30.3 text editor on GNOME 2.30.2 (Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS):

Any and all mouse clicks and key-presses into the gedit window are summarily ignored. When I...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-16-2009
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Posted By ropers
Thanks for your reply techlinux, and thanks for...
Thanks for your reply techlinux, and thanks for the links which I will read.

By now however I have rebooted the machine, and the problem is gone. Not how I would have liked to resolve the issue,...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-07-2009
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Posted By ropers
USB flash drive/keyfob will not automount
I am working on an Ubuntu Linux 8.10 system that I do not want to reboot. For some reason, USB flash drives (mass storage devices) now no longer automount. I want to restore that functionality...
12,600
Posted By ropers
Thanks very much for the lighthttpheaders link....
Thanks very much for the lighthttpheaders link. Archive.org currently isn't slow, and I obviously need to run across a slow responding website to see if it does exactly what I'm looking for, but in...
12,600
Posted By ropers
Thanks for your reply. :) I do believe that...
Thanks for your reply. :)

I do believe that according to this (http://www.getfirebug.com/net.html), Firebug is supposed to be able to do what I'm searching for.


However, in the real world,...
12,600
Posted By ropers
How can I see current browser requests? (Firefox on Ubuntu Linux)
I'm not sure if this is the right forum (if there's a better forum elsewhere, then I would be grateful for any pointers), but anyway: I am using Firefox 2.0.0.14 on Ubuntu 7.10 for day-to-day...
3,389
Posted By ropers
Ok, I've now looked at Franklin52's proposed...
Ok, I've now looked at Franklin52's proposed solution. While I don't know awk that well and haven't understood it completely, I know that it doesn't really apply to my issue at all, and does...
3,389
Posted By ropers
I think I've sort of cracked it. I've understood...
I think I've sort of cracked it. I've understood the gist of unilover's solution, and I've managed to incorporate part of his approach into my initial attempted solution. Now I've got a working...
3,389
Posted By ropers
Arrgh!!! :eek: Nevermind the aforesaid, I've just...
Arrgh!!! :eek: Nevermind the aforesaid, I've just figured things out -- turns out I was wrong when I wrote that the lines 11 and 12 don't contain "begin" or "end". Both lines contain the word...
3,389
Posted By ropers
Thanks for your replies, unilover and Franklin52....
Thanks for your replies, unilover and Franklin52. I intend to work through both of your suggestions, to learn from them. I am of course aware that there are probably dozens or hundreds of possible...
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Posted By ropers
How do I feed numbers from awk(1) to tail(1)?
Hello,

I am too daft to remember how to properly feed numbers that I've extracted with awk(1) to tail(1).

The actual question is probably a lot more simple than the context, but let me give...
2,384
Posted By ropers
How can I kill and relaunch a task every 15 minutes while a script is running?
Hi there,

I would like to write a script which while running will kill and then execute again a task every 15 minutes.

Here's what I want to do:

Al Jazeera English have a low quality,...
44,016
Posted By ropers
Thanks a bunch vino. Your kung fu is strong. ...
Thanks a bunch vino. Your kung fu is strong.
As for myself, I will actually continue to read and search for a while, until I am darn sure I fully understand everything. But now I definitely know...
44,016
Posted By ropers
sed, grep, awk, regex -- extracting a matched substring from a file/string
Ok, I'm stumped and can't seem to find relevant info.
(I'm not even sure, I might have asked something similar before.):

I'm trying to use shell scripting/UNIX commands to extract URLs from a...
Forum: BSD 03-15-2005
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Posted By ropers
http://mailman.theapt.org/listinfo/openbsd-newbies
http://mailman.theapt.org/listinfo/openbsd-newbies
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Posted By ropers
Are these emails in mbox files? If yes -- ...
Are these emails in mbox files?
If yes --

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum40/1140.htm

has this to say:

"Outlook can import MBox files using the Import/Export wizard."

Also try
...
2,883
Posted By ropers
Well, it's not TOTALLY important to me. On the...
Well, it's not TOTALLY important to me.
On the other hand, if there is an option available and it's not working, it might confuse people. (As to me, I obviously know now. ;) )
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Posted By ropers
Man, that felt a little bit like what must have...
Man, that felt a little bit like what must have felt to find out about wget ;)

Seriously, now. Perderabo: you rock.
And that's not to forget or diminish your input, druuna -- thanks to both!
...
3,148
Posted By ropers
Excellent! Good stuff! :) btw, I found...
Excellent! Good stuff!
:)

btw, I found it's actually better to use:INPUT="$1"

echo "Original : "${INPUT}
echo ""
echo "Without path : "${INPUT##*/}
echo ""
echo "Path only : "${INPUT%/*}...
3,148
Posted By ropers
getting the path part of an argument
Seems I'm inundating this forum with questions, but anyway:

I am writing a script that should accept one and only one argument when called.

That argument should designate a file, either with...
2,610
Posted By ropers
As to how "efficient" UNIX is, it totally depends...
As to how "efficient" UNIX is, it totally depends on your preception. If "efficiency" for you includes "does it run ALL my current Windows applications without much fiddling", then it's probably not...
2,883
Posted By ropers
font courier doesn't seem to work for me
font courier doesn't seem to work for me -- I get this when I try to use it:

font courier doesn't seem to work for me
10,068
Posted By ropers
to add to the 25 through 75 line problem: ...
to add to the 25 through 75 line problem:

filelength=`wc -l "filename" | awk '{print $1}'`
if [ $filelength -gt 74 ]; then
linesshort=0
else
let "linesshort = 75 - $filelength"
fi...
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