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Here's my contribution to the discussion. Many... 910 Views / 11 Replies  
Here's my contribution to the discussion. Many moons ago I wrote an awk script for turning MP3 listings into a proper m3u file. Run it somethign like this, cat mp3_list.txt | mkm3u -v...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 29, 2002 at 06:42 PM, in macOS
The man page is not very helpful, but yes. IIRC... 577 Views / 5 Replies  
The man page is not very helpful, but yes. IIRC from my Operating Systems class, stdin, stdout, and stderr default to 0, 1, and 2 respectively.

Here's a simple example I put together before my...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 25, 2002 at 12:10 AM, in Developer Center
Why not just create a new file or pipe to write... 577 Views / 5 Replies  
Why not just create a new file or pipe to write the output in, then use "dup2(fd, 1)" to redirect your programs stdout to your new file. Then you can just display the contents of that file in your...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 24, 2002 at 05:05 PM, in Developer Center
Human readable means in easy to read units. For... 759 Views / 6 Replies  
Human readable means in easy to read units. For example (taken from my Linux box):[[email protected] ~]$ du -sh *
76k dnetc_docs
212M documents
4.0k mbox
121M sandboxAs opposed...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 17, 2002 at 11:22 PM, in macOS
Did you totally miss the "It needs to be cheap"... 659 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you totally miss the "It needs to be cheap" part of his question, or do you just have a much higher definition of cheap than I? Resourcer is a really nice app, but I wish it was in the sub $100...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 17, 2002 at 05:34 PM, in Applications
Sure you can, it's not necessarily pretty, but if... 731 Views / 6 Replies  
Sure you can, it's not necessarily pretty, but if you kill the Window Manager, the user will be logged out immediately, no if's and's or but's :)
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 17, 2002 at 05:30 PM, in Applications
You could also just use iTunes to get all your CD... 516 Views / 2 Replies  
You could also just use iTunes to get all your CD data, then write some code to parse it out of your "~/Library/Preferences/CD Remote Programs" file, where iTunes stores it.
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 13, 2002 at 11:46 PM, in Applications
Re: Redirect URL 766 Views / 8 Replies  
If you just look at the HTTP header, you can get the information you want. For instance, try "curl --head www.war.com", and note the "Location: " field in the reply.
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 6, 2002 at 11:29 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Newbie type question about Memory Use/Leaks and Process Viewer 398 Views / 1 Replies  
I'll do my best, though there are far more qualified folks on these boards :)
Yes
Yes, the kernel will still reclaim any memory that app was using.
I'm fairly sure that you can use these numbers....
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 5, 2002 at 11:21 PM, in Developer Center
Still having the trouble with lookupd. No on has... 461 Views / 1 Replies  
Still having the trouble with lookupd. No on has any ideas? Anything?
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 5, 2002 at 11:03 PM, in macOS
lookupd behaving unreliably 461 Views / 1 Replies  
Just about two days ago, out of the blue my lookupd has become very capricious. Very very frequently, it will fail to do any DNS lookups. It seems to be a problem with the DNS Agent, as the Flat...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 3, 2002 at 03:11 PM, in macOS
What applications give you problems? I'm aware of... 557 Views / 11 Replies  
What applications give you problems? I'm aware of no such file name limitations in Unix, aside from the obvious '/' character (just like in Mac OS for the same reason, you can't use ':' in a file...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 2, 2002 at 07:43 PM, in macOS
Deleting it from the command line should work... 1,425 Views / 12 Replies  
Deleting it from the command line should work fine. If you don't want to use the command line, that try logging out then logging back in, and if that doesn't work reboot. There is no reason to boot...
Posted by Mactoid, on Nov 2, 2002 at 07:39 PM, in macOS
To be more specific it means that the app has... 802 Views / 6 Replies  
To be more specific it means that the app has stopped responding to events for a certain amount of time (I think 3 seconds). It is typically a symptom of inadequate threading. The way to prevent the...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 30, 2002 at 01:08 PM, in macOS
A redirect directive will not work for a worm.... 561 Views / 9 Replies  
A redirect directive will not work for a worm. Redirects tell the client to fetch the new page, so they would require cooperation with the worm to work properly. What you want to do is use an alias...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 30, 2002 at 01:01 PM, in macOS
Anyone too lazy to find the URL may also be... 2,516 Views / 40 Replies  
Anyone too lazy to find the URL may also be interested in my script for automatically downloading the latest build each night. I'll post the code if anyone would like, I don't want to clutter the...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 28, 2002 at 11:43 PM, in Applications
What did the OP mean by the Finder barfed on a... 1,390 Views / 5 Replies  
What did the OP mean by the Finder barfed on a WindowID? What is meant by window ID, and how do you know that's what happened?

Just a note though, I'm not sure it's really the Finder causing your...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 28, 2002 at 11:21 PM, in macOS
Could one use a Folder Action on a windows... 521 Views / 6 Replies  
Could one use a Folder Action on a windows directory that deleted the invisible files whenever a file is added? I would test this out myself, but I'm ashamed to say I've never figured out how to...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 28, 2002 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
Looks like your mime types are borken. Try... 465 Views / 4 Replies  
Looks like your mime types are borken. Try swapping /etc/httpd/mime.types with /etc/httpd/mime.types.default, see if that fixes it.

edit: oh, looks like you beat me to the solution! Good to hear...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 28, 2002 at 01:01 AM, in macOS
However, keep in mind that you do not need to use... 598 Views / 6 Replies  
However, keep in mind that you do not need to use OS 9 and Classic. They are only necessary for backwards compatibility with old applications. Many people, myself included, have no need for that and...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 26, 2002 at 02:22 PM, in macOS
No problem. And thank you for the perl code. I'd... 1,755 Views / 19 Replies  
No problem. And thank you for the perl code. I'd say you found a fairly elegant solution considering the messy input (and perl code in general :))
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 20, 2002 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
It's defiantly not impossible, but nothing nice... 1,755 Views / 19 Replies  
It's defiantly not impossible, but nothing nice and clean either. Here's a start:
disktool -l | grep \\'/\\'

Parsing out the volume name I will leave as an exercise for the reader.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 18, 2002 at 10:35 PM, in macOS
Thank you. While your attempt at self-flaming is... 2,665 Views / 41 Replies  
Thank you. While your attempt at self-flaming is appreciated, it was not quite in depth enough to really satisfy. First of all, your assumption that their journaling implementation is buggy is...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 15, 2002 at 10:14 PM, in macOS
I respectfully disagree with that. If we have... 662 Views / 9 Replies  
I respectfully disagree with that. If we have HTML email, why stop there? Why not be able to send email in RTF format? Let's send files in Word DOC format too while we are at it!

MS Outlook users...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 14, 2002 at 10:48 AM, in macOS
Actually, it may not work. Like the background... 570 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually, it may not work. Like the background picture, the screensaver only does the cross fade on sufficiently studly hardware.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 14, 2002 at 01:46 AM, in macOS
I'm pretty sure it's still obsessive-compulsive,... 783 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm pretty sure it's still obsessive-compulsive, but glad to know i'm not the only one :) I just can't deal with that full trash icon!!

Anyway, for the record this bug has nothing to do with the...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 14, 2002 at 01:34 AM, in macOS
Re: m3u files on local computer 470 Views / 3 Replies  
It's unfortunate that iTunes doesn't support the "file://..." URI. Pretty stupid in fact. Anyway, probably the easiest way is just turn on your webserver, then put a link (not an alias) to your MP3's...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 14, 2002 at 01:26 AM, in macOS
Just casting another vote for plain text emails. 662 Views / 9 Replies  
Just casting another vote for plain text emails.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 14, 2002 at 01:22 AM, in macOS
Strange. All the files that I have made are in... 455 Views / 3 Replies  
Strange. All the files that I have made are in the Staff group by default. There must be some way of changing which group new files belong too, but I couldn't tell you what it is.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 13, 2002 at 04:08 PM, in macOS
Poll: I prefer text only, since it is the smallest, and... 845 Views / 14 Replies  
I prefer text only, since it is the smallest, and you never have to worry about remembering the meaning of that icon that you almost never use. However, I am really upset that the Search function in...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 13, 2002 at 12:00 PM, in macOS
Re: log file 447 Views / 3 Replies  
What connections do you mean? Each program that someone could connect to from the internet is responsible for it's own logging. There servers for http/WebDAV, ftp, and remote shells (telnet, ssh)...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 12, 2002 at 05:46 PM, in macOS
Yeah, angus_d is correct. You most defiantly... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, angus_d is correct. You most defiantly don't want to have more wired memory. A goal of the kernel developers is to keep the amount wired to an absolute minimum. The reason is because it limits...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 12, 2002 at 05:40 PM, in macOS
Here's an example you can add to your crontab to... 963 Views / 9 Replies  
Here's an example you can add to your crontab to delete all the pdf files from ~/Downloads that haven't been accessed for more than 1 day. This will run everyday at quarter after midnight.

15 0 *...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 9, 2002 at 10:26 PM, in Applications
I don't understand why people would think OS X's... 1,648 Views / 41 Replies  
I don't understand why people would think OS X's appearance wasn't fit for a corporate environment. Look at many modern office buildings, there are curves and patterns and other decorative touches.
...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 9, 2002 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
Re: Is your Client an Application? 536 Views / 7 Replies  
When it talks to a server.
Apparently.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 9, 2002 at 02:36 PM, in macOS
Did you install the new Real Player? As mentioned... 2,081 Views / 46 Replies  
Did you install the new Real Player? As mentioned in another thread, Chimera also crashes on startup if you have the new Real Player plugin.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 9, 2002 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
Yeah, it will hit disk cache most of the time i'm... 590 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, it will hit disk cache most of the time i'm sure, but that doesn't explain why it repeatedly is accessing the file. After all, time zone info is not something that is expected to change...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 8, 2002 at 06:46 PM, in macOS
Looks pretty easy to me. Just create a pipe, set... 1,984 Views / 2 Replies  
Looks pretty easy to me. Just create a pipe, set the stdin of your task to the pipe, then write your string into it.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 6, 2002 at 07:36 PM, in Developer Center
I assume that's the Key Chain access menu item. 951 Views / 15 Replies  
I assume that's the Key Chain access menu item.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 5, 2002 at 12:58 AM, in Applications
Whoa! It's 53F where I am too. Uncanny :) 951 Views / 15 Replies  
Whoa! It's 53F where I am too. Uncanny :)
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 4, 2002 at 09:19 PM, in Applications
Not that this will help you with your firewall... 1,218 Views / 14 Replies  
Not that this will help you with your firewall problem, but I just wanted to mention that TeraTerm with the SSH extension is my favorite SSH client for windows. Look up ttssh on google and you should...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 4, 2002 at 06:12 PM, in macOS
Right, cross application interface consistency is... 2,014 Views / 29 Replies  
Right, cross application interface consistency is supposed to be a virtue, is it not? Now, if Adam had said something like "Wow, all windows app looks so ugly!", well then he would be on to something...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 3, 2002 at 08:56 PM, in macOS
True. My spidey sarcasm sense was tingling when i... 765 Views / 14 Replies  
True. My spidey sarcasm sense was tingling when i read the first sentence, but i decided that it was regular old mindless bitching after all when I read the "serious" bit.
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 2, 2002 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
Sounds like you changed the permissions of the... 464 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like you changed the permissions of the top command. top needs to run as root in order to read the kernel memory where the process info is held. Because of that the command has it's set uid on...
Posted by Mactoid, on Oct 2, 2002 at 10:19 PM, in macOS
Yeah, you can't do it by default, but you can... 452 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, you can't do it by default, but you can with this (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=14967&db=mac)
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 30, 2002 at 11:35 AM, in Applications
Don't worry about that file, it's nothing vital.... 541 Views / 5 Replies  
Don't worry about that file, it's nothing vital. That file is just a record of who is currently logged into the system. The file belongs in "/var/run/".

Since the file is certainly outdated at the...
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 30, 2002 at 01:46 AM, in macOS
Wouldn't that apply to anyone though? Even if you... 1,373 Views / 23 Replies  
Wouldn't that apply to anyone though? Even if you live in Japan, when you post aren't you effectively publishing in America, since that's where the site is hosted?

I am not familiar really with...
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 29, 2002 at 03:53 PM, in Feedback
Do you mean that if you send a message to your... 791 Views / 9 Replies  
Do you mean that if you send a message to your local account it works?

Try checking for error messages in /var/log/mail.log, and in /var/tmp/console.log
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 29, 2002 at 03:35 PM, in Developer Center
Are you sure sendmail is running at all? OS X is... 791 Views / 9 Replies  
Are you sure sendmail is running at all? OS X is not setup by default to be able to send mail like that.
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 28, 2002 at 06:06 PM, in Developer Center
I truly feel bad for you guy. It must be hard... 7,142 Views / 217 Replies  
I truly feel bad for you guy. It must be hard trying to communicate with these foolish little peons who are too ignorant to recognize the infallibility of your Word. I'm sure you would be much...
Posted by Mactoid, on Sep 27, 2002 at 11:14 AM, in Applications
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