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Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-24-2020
10,534
Posted By Neo
Reference Site Update: Enabled Dates and Times in Posts for Guests
Dear All,

Since this site is now primarily a reference site, I have enabled (re-enabled) dates and times in all posts for guest users.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-12-2020
1,858
Posted By Neo
Community Stats
The new community is making progress, slowly but surely:

8367

Would be great to see more new users.

The new site is not performing as well as I expected; but it is not because the software...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-27-2020
3,158
Posted By Neo
Update: This server switch was completed,...
Update:

This server switch was completed, tested for a few hours, and then reverted back because serving the PHP pages in a dockerized LAMP container significantly slows down the site.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-23-2020
3,158
Posted By Neo
Sat. 27 June 2020: Movement of www.UNIX.com to new server
FYI.

On Saturday, 27 June, 2020 I plan to move the legacy (reference) site ```www.unix.com``` to a different server.

The new location is currently running fine and tested.

The new app...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-01-2020
2,732
Posted By Neo
Embedding Community Topic Information into Original Forum
We are experimenting with embedding the "first reply" of each thread from migrated legacy topics into each topic / thread here (when available):

See this community topic for details:

Embedding...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-28-2020
2,872
Posted By Neo
Hi Robin, This site is currently open for...
Hi Robin,

This site is currently open for reference only (read only).

For posting, blogging, projects and Q&A please post over at Community:

Unix Linux Community - Technical support for all...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-23-2020
2,872
Posted By Neo
The users have chosen! The old forums will...
The users have chosen!

The old forums will remain open as a reference site and all new posts will be over at the new Community.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-21-2020
2,872
Posted By Neo
Question: Should We Open The Original UNIX and Linux Forum?
Should We Open This Forum?

Please vote and comment (https://community.unix.com/t/member-poll-should-we-reopen-the-old-forums/378531) over at the new community forums!
...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-18-2020
3,777
Posted By Neo
Any questions? Please post your questions at...
Any questions?

Please post your questions at Unix Linux Community - Technical support for all Unix-like users. (https://community.unix.com/)

Thanks!
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2020
3,777
Posted By Neo
To learn how to user discourse more effectively,...
To learn how to user discourse more effectively, head on over to the new site and send one of these messages to Discobot:

@discobot start new user

@discobot start advanced user
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-03-2020
3,777
Posted By Neo
Community.UNIX.com login tips
Here are some tips for logging in to our new Community (https://community.unix.com/):


If you are a forum member with a valid email address in your profile and you have not logged in to...
2,924
Posted By Neo
Do not post classroom or homework problems in the...
Do not post classroom or homework problems in the main forums. Homework and coursework questions can only be posted in this forum (https://www.unix.com/homework-coursework-questions/) under special...
10,993
Posted By Neo
Re: [docker/for-mac] Support for sharing UNIX sockets (#483)
There now exists an official workaround for this as of Docker for Mac >= 2.2.0.0.

REF: File system sharing (osxfs) | Docker Documentation...
Forum: Programming 04-29-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Hi Dennis, I think we are done with this odd...
Hi Dennis,

I think we are done with this odd encoding issue for now.

We need to stick with the plan of comparing old to new, with links for each; but we are moving off that target so let's call...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
I just edited the old title.... using the double...
I just edited the old title.... using the double quotes on my key board.

8352

This is more-than-likely not about 7 / 8 bit ASCII, it is more-than-likely about UTF-8 and UTF-16.


See also: ...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
If so, then what is wrong with the second quote...
If so, then what is wrong with the second quote mark (Unicode value) in the old site???

Those quote marks are in an encoding not processed by the PHP / HTML as proper "UTF-8" in this legacy...
2,660
Posted By Neo
No. The UNIX standard (not operational software,...
No. The UNIX standard (not operational software, only standards) is maintained by the Open Group.

The Open Group (https://www.opengroup.org/)
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Old site title is broken.... due to encoding...
Old site title is broken.... due to encoding issue:

8350

New site, title is looking good:

8351

If we edit the title on the old site and replace the mojibake with regular double quotes,...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
OBTW, if I add this to the showthread PHP script:...
OBTW, if I add this to the showthread PHP script:

$thread['title'] = utf8_encode($thread['title']);

(which I just did for fun to the old forum).

The issue is the same.

I think it is an...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Here ya go..... 8348 This is an...
Here ya go.....

8348

This is an encoding issue with an old post in the PHP vB3 app.

The encoding of the title DB field from years ago is not specified because the designers of vB 15+ years...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Let me check the original DB and post back.. ...
Let me check the original DB and post back..

Hold on.
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Yes, the thread title in the migrated post is...
Yes, the thread title in the migrated post is different because there is no migration script running against titles.

That's not a big deal, it's a total outlier.

We are not processing "thread...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
What are you talking about? The migrated...
What are you talking about?

The migrated versus is the same as the original version.

That is exactly how it should be.

This has nothing at all to do with migration, discourse or translating...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
Here is one, but the issue is in the original DB....
Here is one, but the issue is in the original DB.


Retry Logic But In Cron - UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers - UNIX.COM Community...
Forum: Programming 04-28-2020
7,542
Posted By Neo
While I am doing another test run, let me try to...
While I am doing another test run, let me try to explain this better.

Our DB is nearly 15 years old.

People have copy-and-paste any kinds of encoding into the database. That stuff may have...
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