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The resposnible item in my .vimrc is: " Set... 548 Views / 5 Replies  
The resposnible item in my .vimrc is:
" Set default textwidth
set tw=72


Do I use your source as a shell script and give it the text file name?

ie test.sh...
Posted by jgift, on Jul 13, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in macOS
Removing text file EOL? 548 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been using Vim for text processing and would like to remove the EOL code in all my files (a grep function?) so that when used in another application they no longer stay at 72 spaces. ie Lines...
Posted by jgift, on Jul 12, 2005 at 05:44 PM, in macOS
This is my current dashboard featuring a couple... 2,118,705 Views / 14,714 Replies  
This is my current dashboard featuring a couple mods I did of the included widgets. Just a simple one for the calculator, and an overhaul of the calendar (who thought bright red was attractive?) in...
Posted by jgift, on May 10, 2005 at 03:40 PM, in GUI Customization
I know about the differences between Mac and PC.... 944 Views / 9 Replies  
I know about the differences between Mac and PC. But on my PowerMac with monitor I calibrated my screen. I didn't here because I remember someone saying somewhere LCD didn't need it. But when I...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 16, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Q: Need to calibrate LCD on PowerBook 15" 1.33? 944 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi. people in the PC world have been complaining that the pics I'm sending them are too dark. They look fine here with the color set to "Color LCD". But if I calibrate for Mac OS or PC/TV then they...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 16, 2005 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you have any application installed on the... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
Do you have any application installed on the computer that could keep it from going to sleep? I know a couple apps that are designed with PM's in mind and keep the computer from sleeping. If this...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My GF at the time had this problem, I did both a... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
My GF at the time had this problem, I did both a PMU and PRAM reset and it fixed the problem. You might wanna give those a try.

This is useful. First time someone's seen this. I have done both...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just checking the possibilities. What are... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
Just checking the possibilities.
What are your Energy Saver settings on? Is this when plugged in as well as on a battery? Are you connected to the Internet wirelessly?
Have you tried creating...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 06:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No need to double post. Sorry, I didn't... 379 Views / 2 Replies  
No need to double post.

Sorry, I didn't know if this was a hardware or OSX problem...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 06:31 AM, in macOS
Are you connected to something externally? A... 523 Views / 9 Replies  
Are you connected to something externally? A keyboard or monitor or something? If so, disconnect and see if the problem remains.

Thanks for jumping in!

Only one Apple USB mouse and the problem...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Help: PowerBook wakes after 5 min 379 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a November PowerBook 15" 1.33G Combo. I formatted my drive when purchased and installed/used Panther 10.3.5 through 10.3.8 without problem. About 3 weeks ago my system started waking up 5 mins...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 05:17 AM, in macOS
Help: PowerBook wakes after 5 min 523 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a November PowerBook 15" 1.33G Combo. I formatted my drive when purchased and installed/used Panther 10.3.5 through 10.3.8 without problem. About 3 weeks ago my system started waking up 5 mins...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 15, 2005 at 05:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To recap: Fresh install yesterday,... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
To recap:

Fresh install yesterday, everything working afterwards. Sleep also normal first two attempts this morning. Then problem started up again. hadn't change any settings or added any apps in...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 10:28 AM, in macOS
]jgift, do you perhaps use Airport? And have you... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
]jgift, do you perhaps use Airport? And have you perhaps set your Mac to allow WakeOnLan in the powermanagment settings? I wonder if your Mac isn't receiving a wake single on the network?
...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 09:49 AM, in macOS
Reinstalling the OS isn't going to fix anything... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
Reinstalling the OS isn't going to fix anything if you kept your users, as you said before that it was user related.

True, it's that with the pattern changing it was now going to be less time to...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 09:46 AM, in macOS
Apologies. I was starting a new thread as I... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
Apologies. I was starting a new thread as I thought it a different problem. Or the problem had changed sufficiently to justify a new direction. Whatever .bashrc was doing yesterday, it's not doing it...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 08:47 AM, in macOS
Problem: PowerBook wakes after 5 mins 631 Views / 1 Replies  
I never had any trouble with my April PowerBook G4 1.33 GHz running 10.3.8 until about aweek ago when I would put the machine to sleep using the menu it would awake some 5 minutes later. Since this...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 07:51 AM, in macOS
I'm back because I made a fresh install and... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm back because I made a fresh install and everything fine lasy eveneing, then this morning it started again.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 5, 2005 at 07:34 AM, in macOS
Thanks. I'll keep your suggestion on file here.... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks. I'll keep your suggestion on file here. The pattern changed again this afternnon (now waking up from sleep whether the mouse was plugged in or not) so I just when and did a fresh install. It...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 4, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in macOS
What's .CFUserTextEncoding? 4,514 Views / 2 Replies  
I just reinstalled 10.3.5 and I have this dumped in my home directory. Does it serve a purpose? Best keep?

Thanks.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 4, 2005 at 02:40 PM, in macOS
[QUOTE]Originally posted by theolein: I don't... 857 Views / 16 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by theolein:
I don't mean to flame, but Apple doesn't make a 14" Powerbook. Do you mean the 15" Powerbook or the 14" iBook?

Sorry, typo!. The PowerBook 1.33 15". April...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 4, 2005 at 02:36 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help with weird .bashrc & Mouse conflict 857 Views / 16 Replies  
I think the mouse is an important detail... do you have third party mouse drivers installed for it? Is there an update for the drivers? What if you update? What if you remove the mouse drivers?
...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 4, 2005 at 02:31 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Need help with weird .bashrc & Mouse conflict 857 Views / 16 Replies  
The weird thing is that it doesn't react to what's inside... ie I deleted everything in it as a test and the PB still awoke from sleep. It's only when it wasn't there that sleep worked so it's the...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 3, 2005 at 02:10 PM, in macOS
Need help with weird .bashrc & Mouse conflict 857 Views / 16 Replies  
PowerBook 14" 1.33Ghz running OSX 10.3.8.

Never had any trouble with my PB until just after the latest update when I would put the machine to sleep using the menu it would awake some 5 minutes...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 3, 2005 at 09:17 AM, in macOS
Well, I'm all out of ideas here. Is this really... 562 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, I'm all out of ideas here. Is this really important?

In the scheme of things like peace in the Middle East, I guess not. Just bugged by the OS inconsistency (Motif on Aqua/Panther). I'll...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 2, 2005 at 02:25 AM, in Developer Center
I'll use this. Thanks for the comments, it's... 510 Views / 4 Replies  
I'll use this. Thanks for the comments, it's appreciated.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 2, 2005 at 02:23 AM, in macOS
Great. Didn't think of Top... Is it as accurate... 510 Views / 4 Replies  
Great. Didn't think of Top... Is it as accurate as a 'free'? I'd heard rumors and was wondering. Right now I'm using a long winded vm_stat configuration.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in macOS
I just found it, thanks. Use: sw_vers But I... 434 Views / 2 Replies  
I just found it, thanks. Use: sw_vers

But I was having trouble with all the info in system_profiler and your tip is a great help in another script of mine. Thanks a lot!
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 03:54 PM, in macOS
Q: Possible to get OSX version from shell? 434 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd like to use the current OSX version in a shell script. Anyway of getting it? ie OS X 10.3.8?
Thanks.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 02:40 PM, in macOS
Q: How get free/used memory totals? 510 Views / 4 Replies  
Something like 'free' from unix and not vm_stat so that I can get simple free and used memory totals in MB? Any other suggestions? Thanks.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 02:39 PM, in macOS
That's a great start, thanks a lot. 3,742 Views / 5 Replies  
That's a great start, thanks a lot.
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 03:04 AM, in macOS
I just want to change 5 navigation buttons on the... 562 Views / 6 Replies  
I just want to change 5 navigation buttons on the main navigation window. All references in the same style as above. Your advice seems in the right direction, only I've opened all the jar files I can...
Posted by jgift, on Mar 1, 2005 at 02:57 AM, in Developer Center
Q: Script to remove lproj files? 3,742 Views / 5 Replies  
The Finder Find doesn't seem to be able to search within .apps, even when given a specific directory, so I was thinking of a shell script taht I can daisy chain. ie.

find all french.lproj in...
Posted by jgift, on Feb 28, 2005 at 06:21 PM, in macOS
Re: How change default Java app buttons? 562 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for helping out. I found the reference to the buttons I want to change as you see in the Toolbar line of code I enclosed. But I can't find the png, so it's either in Java itself, or buried in...
Posted by jgift, on Feb 28, 2005 at 04:49 PM, in Developer Center
How change default Java app buttons? 562 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi. I've installed Britannica 2005 which is Java based. The print, notes, etc, buttons on the main form are Unix Motif style. Any way of changing those?

I found the file (Britannica.ini) and a...
Posted by jgift, on Feb 28, 2005 at 08:06 AM, in Developer Center
Good point. Thanks for the info, it's apreciated. 531 Views / 5 Replies  
Good point. Thanks for the info, it's apreciated.
Posted by jgift, on Nov 28, 2004 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd definitely go FW. So any external case??? And... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
I'd definitely go FW. So any external case??? And it shouldn't have any problems with whatever drive I put in, in this case a Pioneer 108... Just confirming; Thank.
Posted by jgift, on Nov 28, 2004 at 04:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Getting an external 5.25" case (not 3.5", that's... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
Getting an external 5.25" case (not 3.5", that's for hard drives) is a better idea if you want to be able to replace it. I think you can still do it with the LaCie cases, but it won't be as easy.
...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 28, 2004 at 02:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Q: Best external DVD-R burner? 487 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi. I have a Alu PB 15" Combo and am looking at getting an external DVD-R burner. I've always liked Pioneer and was thinking of the 108. Best get that and an external 3 1/2 drive bay (if so which...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 28, 2004 at 12:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It should work as the drive is a standard part... 531 Views / 5 Replies  
It should work as the drive is a standard part and can be replaced with another drive of your choice.

So a Pioneer, and later a 109 and no problems with the casing firmware or compability with the...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 27, 2004 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Q: Pop out LaCie d2 external DVD-R 16x dive? 393 Views / 0 Replies  
I just purchased a LaCie d2 drive with what I was told was either a Pioneer 108 or NEC drive inside. My question was if I later want something faster, can I remove the current drive and pop in...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 27, 2004 at 04:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
[B]first off, you should post questions about... 531 Views / 5 Replies  
[B]first off, you should post questions about peripherals in the peripherals forum. but to answer your question, yes, it should work as the drive is a standard part and can be replaced with another...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 27, 2004 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Q: Pop out LaCie d2 external DVD-R 16x dive? 531 Views / 5 Replies  
I just purchased a LaCie d2 drive with what I was told was either a Pioneer 108 or NEC drive inside. My question was if I later want something faster, can I remove the current drive and pop in...
Posted by jgift, on Nov 27, 2004 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the thread had wondered into Checking... 4,423 Views / 41 Replies  
Well, the thread had wondered into Checking Installation Disks and so I thought to tag on since someone was actually talking about what I was experiencing. Sorry about net etiquette.
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 06:58 PM, in macOS
I'd be a little worried and would probably want... 4,423 Views / 41 Replies  
I'd be a little worried and would probably want to use some other disk utility on it before using that disk for important data.

I did a 45 min Surface Scan with Drive and it found no bad blocks,...
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 12:19 PM, in macOS
PS. I just noticed something though. After... 390 Views / 3 Replies  
PS.

I just noticed something though. After crashing yet again on Verification I rebooted into OSX and System Profiler ATA tab lost my DVD player settings. They were gone. I rebooted again and they...
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for feedback! More likely problem... 390 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for feedback!

More likely problem with the disk than with hardware.

I would hope so.

1) Try using it on your 12" PB.

The DVD Restore disk works without problem on the PB 12.
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a slightly used PB 17 1.5 and every time... 1,877 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a slightly used PB 17 1.5 and every time the install gets to Checking Your Installation Disk it freezes, whether at 10 or 60 percent, etc. I know the DVD Restore disks for 10.3.3 are good as...
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 06:41 AM, in macOS
I have a slightly used PB 17 1.5 and every time... 4,423 Views / 41 Replies  
I have a slightly used PB 17 1.5 and every time the install gets to Checking Your Installation Disk it freezes, whether at 10 or 60 percent, etc. I know the DVD Restore disks for 10.3.3 are good as...
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 06:39 AM, in macOS
Archive Install ok / Erase no = Bad SuperDrive? 390 Views / 3 Replies  
I tried booting a PB 17" off a OSX 10.3.3 DVD Restore disk that I had used without problem on a second PB 12" of mine. I used Disk Utility to erase the drive and started the install. But when...
Posted by jgift, on Oct 17, 2004 at 05:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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