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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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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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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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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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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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How can one change a Firefox config setting from the CLI

My objective is to be able to automate changing of a config setting without having to restart the running Firefox instance. In particular I want to change the Network Proxy Type. So for example the ...
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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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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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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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Command prompt uses 4x6 font for non-1 sessions, 8x12 unavailable

I have a proble with Windows 8. If the current user session isn’t the first session started after a cold boot (basically meaning a restart in Windows 8), the console windows use very tiny 4x6 terminal ...
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Command to see what version of HDMI

Is there a windows command to determine which version of HDMI specification is available/implemented on a given video adapter or other HDMI information? Software utilities are also welcome. Similar ...
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Find all window titles of application through command line

In Windows if I want to list all instances (and window titles) of a given application from the command line I run this command: tasklist /fi "IMAGENAME eq notepad.exe" /v However I can't do the same ...
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How can I set a dynamically evaluated environment variable for Windows' Command Processor (cmd.exe)?

The Windows command processor (cmd.exe) supports environment variables like USERNAME and USEPROFILE. The value of these variable is always the same after they have been set. But if I execute echo %...

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