Kurt Wall | 1 Aug 02:40 2005

Re: Apache/Apache2 w/ FrontPage stupidity

On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 08:55:17AM -0500, David Bandel took 25 lines to write:
> Folks,
> 
> Has anyone successfully installed Apache (preferably Apache2) with
> that FrontPage abomination?  No matter what recipes I try, all I get
> are errors and no frontpage stupidity running.  It creates lots of
> junk _vti_private directories, etc., I don't know what, but folks who
> try to connect just get told FrontPage disaster isn't installed.
> 
> I need this crap to work (unfortunately).  I have NO M$ box (much less
> Front Page) to test with.

I've never used it here. I'm told "it works" by people who did
it, but that's been several years.

Kurt
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Kurt Wall | 1 Aug 02:44 2005

Re: VI mulitple commands

On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 12:29:12PM -0700, Bill Campbell took 40 lines to write:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2005, Ben Duncan wrote:
> >Ok, how to you stack multiple commands in the command line parameter
> >field of VI.
> >
> >Like I want to save lines 20 thru 120 and then delete them after saving
> >
> >example:
> >
> >:20,120 w! savefile    <but what comes after this?>
> 
> Rather than counting lines, place the cursor in the top line you
> want to copy, delete and mark it using the two characters ``ma''.
> This marks that line with the identifier ``a'' (mb marks as b...).
> 
> Go to the bottom of the area you want to copy with the cursor in
> the last line and press ``!'acat > savefile<ENTER>''.
> 
> The second command filters the text between the mark ``a'' and
> the current cursor location through the command ``cat > savefile''.
> Since that command has no output, it works as a delete.

I can see I need to learn more about vi's registers...

Kurt
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Kurt Wall | 1 Aug 03:12 2005

Re: The War on Terror

On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:34:05AM +1000, James McDonald took 47 lines to write:

[snip]

> I think I am going to have to have a good C book on the shelf so when I 
> do foray into the edit, see if it works, edit ... cycle I actually know 
> what some of the code means. Recommendations. Hang on Kurt didn't you 
> write a C Book?

Not on C specifically. Several books that _use_ C, but none about C, I'm
afraid.

If you need a C text, I recommend _C Unleashed_. Most of the guys
who wrote hang out on comp.lang.c, including a member of the standards
committee. It's better than K&R, IMHO, in terms of talking about modern C.

http://www.bookpool.com/ss?qs=0672318962&x=29&y=14

For an introductory to intermediate book, I recommend K.N. King's
title, _C Programming: A Modern Approach_.

Kurt
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Ed Jabbour | 1 Aug 03:18 2005
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Why Bill Gates Wants 3,000 New Patents


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/business/yourmoney/31digi.html?

A goal of 3000 patents/year!  E.g.,  "System and Method for Creating a Note 
Related to a Phone Call" and "Adding and Removing White Space From a 
Document."  Come again?

The author's (Randall Stross) conclusion: " I have not seen the software in 
use. But if I were in a position to make a ruling, and even if I accepted 
the originality claim on its face, I would process these swiftly: Rejected."

Here's something I didn't know: In the '70's and '80's, "The courts regarded 
software as merely a collection of mathematical algorithms, tiny revelations 
of nature's secrets - not as an invention, and thus not patentable.

So it goes.

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doug | 1 Aug 10:00 2005
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ADMIN: posting guidelines

# linux-users <at> linux-sxs.org 

Posting Guidelines  

New list member?  Great!  Welcome!  Here's how to make best use of this mailing list and get yourself a slice of
the best Linux help available anywhere.  Now read on ...  

### TESTING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION 

Errm, first a delicate point.  Often users accessing a list like this for the first time don't realize that
mail doesn't show up immediately, certainly not for several minutes, and maybe not for some hours.  In the
old days, it took as long as the camel bearing the news took!  So some tend to post "test" messages.  Please
don't! 

It really is a netiquette faux pas; it gets on the regulars' nerves and will likely get you flamed.
Especially empty test posts.  If you insist on sending a test post, please entertain the regulars with a
(not too off color) joke, or entertaining story. Prepare to have your test post graded by one of the
regulars (a.k.a. old-timers).  

### YOUR POST 

You may notice that we occasionally get many hundreds of mails a week here. That's a lot of mail, and a lot of
reading for the people who read this list, who, after all, are the people who are going to answer your
questions.  So it's in your interest to reduce the amount of reading they have to do.  Often, you can get an
answer faster without posting your question at all.   

Before you post, you should try: 

  1. Reading the manual for your system. 

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Jorge Almeida | 1 Aug 10:13 2005
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editing symlinks

I need to edit a bunch of symlinks. Example: I want to change
 	bincimap -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS_/bincimap
 	directfb -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS_/directfb
 	(...)
to
 	bincimap -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS/bincimap
 	directfb -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS/directfb
 	(...)
I it were just a couple of them, I would remove the symlink and rebuild
pointing to the right target. Is there some sensible way to do this?

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Roger Oberholtzer | 1 Aug 13:12 2005
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Re: editing symlinks

krename?

Or:

 cd /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs
 ln -s LISTAS LISTAS_

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 09:13 +0100, Jorge Almeida wrote:
> I need to edit a bunch of symlinks. Example: I want to change
>  	bincimap -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS_/bincimap
>  	directfb -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS_/directfb
>  	(...)
> to
>  	bincimap -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS/bincimap
>  	directfb -> /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs/LISTAS/directfb
>  	(...)
> I it were just a couple of them, I would remove the symlink and rebuild
> pointing to the right target. Is there some sensible way to do this?
> 

Jorge Almeida | 1 Aug 14:02 2005
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Re: editing symlinks

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

> krename?
>
Perhaps. I'm emerging it now. I was expecting some CL utility, though.
> Or:
>
> cd /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs
> ln -s LISTAS LISTAS_
>
This already existed, for historical reasons. But I want to avoid visual
cluttering of the directory /local/mail/jorge/IMAPdir/maildirs (LISTAS_
is not the only underscored link I want to get rid of).

I can easily make a perl script to remove the links and create new ones,
but just thought there might be a way to edit the contents of a symlink
file, rather than removing it.

Thank you.
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Man-wai Chang | 1 Aug 16:14 2005

Re: Why Bill Gates Wants 3,000 New Patents

> The author's (Randall Stross) conclusion: " I have not seen the software in 
> use. But if I were in a position to make a ruling, and even if I accepted 
> the originality claim on its face, I would process these swiftly: Rejected."

Sadly to say, M$ has the extra money to just trying these things. The 
bottomline is how the US patent office and courts react.

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A. Khattri | 1 Aug 17:22 2005
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Re: Why Bill Gates Wants 3,000 New Patents

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Ed Jabbour wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/business/yourmoney/31digi.html?
>
> A goal of 3000 patents/year!  E.g.,  "System and Method for Creating a Note
> Related to a Phone Call" and "Adding and Removing White Space From a
> Document."  Come again?

Same article also mentions they are filing more patentd to "keep up with
the Jones". I guess the idea that you have to have an original idea never
occurred to them...

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