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Forum: Open Source 02-21-2008
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i am currently using gedit. i changed the colours...
i am currently using gedit. i changed the colours to not be like notepad, but to be white on black. gedit has the mouse based attitude of notepad, but the syntax highlighting of any real editor. i...
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Posted By Calum
i agree, you'll never know which one you prefer...
i agree, you'll never know which one you prefer till you have tried them.

my top recommendations for linux distros for former windows users are:

Mandrake
Fedora
Ubuntu
Xandros

in that...
Forum: Open Source 01-04-2008
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Posted By Calum
i agree with the whole "use the tool to do the...
i agree with the whole "use the tool to do the job" but there are still plenty of text editors that are naff.

For example, mousepad is great for text files that don't need any highlighting, etc...
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sorry, i meant zsh, I'm always getting those...
sorry, i meant zsh, I'm always getting those pesky letters of the alphabet mixed up!
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thanks folks! quite surprised to see a ksh and a...
thanks folks! quite surprised to see a ksh and a csh response and no sh/bash ones! well, this means i don't properly understand the examples, since i have only ever used bash but perhaps this is y...
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Posted By Calum
How can i truncate filenmes?
I am using FC6 just in case it matters, though i hope it doesn't.

If i have a file or some files that i want to truncate the filename of, so that it is only a certain number of characters in...
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Posted By Calum
by the way, i suspect the reason your script runs...
by the way, i suspect the reason your script runs fine without that line has something to do with it running using *your* shell. As above, it's much more sensible to specify the path to a command...
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Posted By Calum
broadly, you will need to make sure an ftp server...
broadly, you will need to make sure an ftp server is installed on the unix machine, and that it is running, and that an ftp account is set up. Then you can just use the ftp client which is installed...
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Posted By Calum
yes. most popular distributions of linux include...
yes. most popular distributions of linux include at least one software package manager which will automatically resolve, download and install dependencies for you, as you install your software....
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Posted By Calum
it's not reserved for linux. in fact as you say...
it's not reserved for linux. in fact as you say very few systems are actually Unix nowadays, however many systems are Unix based. Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and BSD were all based on Unix, which i believe...
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Posted By Calum
brilliant! glad to hear you're getting into it. i...
brilliant! glad to hear you're getting into it. i think ubuntu is a good choice because it is based on, and is very similar to, Debian, which is well known for being a secure and versatile operating...
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Posted By Calum
oh well obviously your problem is... the...
oh well obviously your problem is...

the problem is you're the only one who can see this error! what does it say?
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Posted By Calum
here's the answer:...
here's the answer: http://www.network-theory.co.uk/docs/bashref/Environment.html

took under 2 minutes to find using google. ;)
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Posted By Calum
hi there. When i was in a similar position to...
hi there. When i was in a similar position to you, i found this book invaluable:

Unix Unleashed from SAMS Publishing (http://docs.rinet.ru/UNIXy/)

There are a couple of different versions...
Forum: Linux 02-02-2007
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Posted By Calum
1) this depends. i *think* that your hard drive...
1) this depends. i *think* that your hard drive can only have up to four primary partitions, meaning that if each of those were bootable, then you could have an operating system on each, therefore...
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Posted By Calum
in fact, there are now many linux distributions...
in fact, there are now many linux distributions (similar to knoppix) that boot from CD, including, but not limited to, knoppix, morphix and ubuntu (all debian based), mandriva live and dyne:bolic.
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Posted By Calum
yes, that's how it works. a live CD will enable...
yes, that's how it works. a live CD will enable you to boot the whole OS off a CD, but this has several obvious limitations. i would recommend that you shove your windows partition down a few...
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Posted By Calum
no, but they are similar. read the top couple of...
no, but they are similar. read the top couple of results here for more: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=telnet+rlogin
Forum: Open Source 12-22-2006
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Posted By Calum
i have a mac (with system 7 on it though) which...
i have a mac (with system 7 on it though) which uses an editor called teachtext.
This is a gui editor, which is fine and simple, but it only allows one file or window to be open at a time! to be...
Forum: Linux 12-06-2006
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Posted By Calum
i wanted to do this back when i started using...
i wanted to do this back when i started using grub (and soon after taking up linux) because if you still use windows as your main or default system, then it's logical to want to put it at the top of...
Forum: Open Source 12-06-2006
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Posted By Calum
i voted for vi, because i use it by default. it...
i voted for vi, because i use it by default. it is always there, and works the same (well, you know what i mean) on different systems. My first laptop had a nonfunctional escape key though, so...
Forum: Linux 12-06-2006
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Posted By Calum
As far as good publishers for computer books are...
As far as good publishers for computer books are concerned, I have heard it said that the O'Reilly books ( http://www.oreilly.com/ ) and the SAMS books ( http://www.samspublishing.com/ ) are very...
Forum: Linux 12-06-2006
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Posted By Calum
the correct way to pronounce GNU is "GNU". ...
the correct way to pronounce GNU is "GNU".

In my opinion it should be pronounced exactly the same as in "Gnu Song" by Flanders and Swann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanders_and_Swann).
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Posted By Calum
well, the 'INSTALL' says: ...... i feel a...
well, the 'INSTALL' says:
......

i feel a little silly i never saw this before, but i am still a little confused about why it can't guess the system type on its own, it's linux 2.4.20 on an i686...
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Posted By Calum
hmm, i thought that was going to work for a...
hmm, i thought that was going to work for a minute, but:
lfs@boxotrix:/mnt/lfs/static/sources/bash-2.05a$ sh ./configure

checking build system type... ./support/config.guess: line 900:...
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