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Old 02-19-2008
nehaquick, come on now!

It is painfully clear to all of us that this is H-O-M-E-W-O-R-K ! You will find much more satisfaction in your work with the UNIX operating system by finding out yourself how this is done. We all, who could answer your question, have learned it once doing the same: not letting others do our work, but finding out ourselves how to solve this (and other) kind(s) of problem(s).

And as we experts are getting older and would like to see the message passed on instead of going wasted before the heathens, there is a rule imposed which enforces learning among the unixally impaired: the answering of homework questions is forbidden. Do it yourself!


PS: by the way, this thread is violating our rules and therefore i wield my wand of thread-consummation against it ..... hnnnn....


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