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Interesting Parts of the Windows 7 EULA

Posted 08-29-2010 at 01:54 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I like to read the Windows 7 EULA, it it hilariously bad for the user in nearly every way, and yet I remain unaffected. It is the same sort of feeling you get when you see signs offering antivirus subscription for only a set period of time and for hundreds of dollars, safe with the thought you will never need such software.

For accuracy reasons, I'm using the Windows 7 Ultimate N English PDF available through the Microsoft website. Also, EULA = End User Licence Agreement
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If condition "if condition ... if condition"

Posted 08-28-2010 at 06:26 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-28-2010 at 06:28 PM by the dsc

If you want to have a script that would do something if either one of two consequences is true, a simple way to do that would be:

if [ condition 1 ] || [ condition 2 ] ; then
if [ condition 1 ] ; then
consequences for condition 1
if [ condition 2 ] ; then
consequences for condition 2
consequences of either one, but happens only once, not twice
You check if either one is true, when "||"...
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Batch-fixing symlink targets

Posted 08-28-2010 at 06:08 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-10-2016 at 05:32 PM by the dsc
Tags batch, symlink

Sometimes you move the folder to which lots of symlinks were pointing, or something to that effect, and you want to simply "edit" these symlinks rather than recreating them pointing the correct new location. That's how it can be done with one line:

find /place-where-the-null-symlinks are/ -type l | while read nullsymlink ; 
do wrongpath=$(readlink "$nullsymlink") ; 
right=$(echo "$wrongpath" | sed s'|/whatever/is/the/old-wrong/path|/correct-new/path|')
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Chromium OS ARM and x86 build scripts

Posted 08-28-2010 at 02:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 09-06-2010 at 11:09 PM by Kenny_Strawn

The former link automatically builds Chromium OS for an ARM build target, as in automatically executing the other build scripts that are...
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MEGAkill - the process anihilator

Posted 08-28-2010 at 02:52 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 08-28-2010 at 03:05 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Spelling error - captial > capital)

I'm always fed up when I have to grep through ps -A output or stare at top for ages, trying to find the name or pid of a hung process. Finally today I decided to end my woes with this shell script:

MEGAkill is a shell script that automates the locating of processes by their name before asking the user if they want to kill them.

Usage: megakill keywordofprocess [ signal to send ]

The script greps the output of ps -A and then checks...
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