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How do I output 256 or even 24-bit colours in Git Bash?

I'm running Git Bash on Windows 10 Creators Update build 15063. During the installation of Git for Windows I chose to Use Windows' default console window instead of MinTTY. The default console ...
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How do I install Nix on a custom directory?

I have been trying to follow the Nix wiki to install Nix on a custom path /scratch/gopinath/nix. The /nix path is not accessible to me due to the restrictions on the system provided by my university. ...
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Unintentional vi mode in iTerm on Mac?

I occasionally find that while working in iTerm the default Readline key bindings are replaced with the vi keybindings. For example, I will try to go to the beginning of the line with ctrl-a, and ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Using the thunderbird command-line, how can I open a specific email by message-id?

Thunderbird 24.2.0 has a -mail command-line parameter, with which a specific mail can be opened from the command line: $ thunderbird --help -mail <URL> Open the message specified by this ...
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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Chrome: How to refresh tab if open, otherwise open new tab?

I'm opening a .pdf file from the command line in Chrome (Windows 7 64 bit). Every time the pdf file changes open the pdf to view it, but I don't want Chrome to open it in a new tab every time. Is ...
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Why my command prompt is not recognizing 'netstat' as a command

I want to figure out my running ports in Windows 10, but when I write command C:\> netstat in the console, I get the following error 'netstat' is not recognized as an internal or external ...
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Stopping a scheduled task with a batch file action doesn't stop the program running in the batch file

I have several scheduled tasks that each execute a (different) batch file. Each batch file calls into the same program, with with separate command line arguments. If I Stop a task while it's running, ...
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Using ffmpeg to split mkv but get a few seconds video lost (cutting between keyframes without re-encoding?)

I am using ffmpeg (the real one from FFmpeg, not the fake one from Libav) to split some mkv files: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -ss 00:01:00 -to 00:02:00 -codec copy output.mkv However, when I open the ...
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command for restart system properly making it ask for save/close open applications

I'm trying to edit a notepad's .txt on the desktop, and then restart Normally, when I press the restart button from the start menu, it allows me to save the .txt file And then it shows a screen ...
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Ruby commands are turning off tty echo

After running Ruby scripts, almost 100% of the time, the bash command line will appear to be inactive, while in fact it's silently accepting my keystrokes without showing them to me. This has ...
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Muting an application from terminal in Linux

Is there a method to mute applications from terminal? I know amixer will work for muting everything; but is there a simple solution for muting just a given application, from terminal?
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How to properly concaternate two audio files together?

I ripped two Blu-rays and I'm trying to combine the audio from both into one file. I've decoded it from DTS-HD MA to Wave64, and I used avisynth to remove the black screen audio (4 seconds) from the ...
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How to add files to specified folder in archive with 7zip command line

I have folders and files on my disk C:\builds\main.exe D:\components\a\testa.exe D:\components\b\testb.exe D:\components\c\testc.exe D:\dependencies\abc.dll Can I create an archive with 7z command ...

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