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rmcellig 03-12-2012 08:27 AM

Arch Linux forum registration
I am trying to register with this forum. At the bottom of the form, there is a question:

What is the output of "date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?

I have no idea what the answer is. Can someone help me with this? I am taking the plunge and am going to learn how to install Arch Linux. I have the beginner's guide so I will be following it religiously on my quest, but first I need to become a member of the Arch Linux forum.

weibullguy 03-12-2012 08:51 AM

Execute the command in a terminal and see what the answer is.

rmcellig 03-12-2012 09:03 AM

This is what I get:

randy@randyzorin:~$ date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g

randy@randyzorin:~$ "date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"
bash: date -u +%WLinux|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g': No such file or directory

yancek 03-12-2012 09:16 AM

When I enter the command:


date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
I get the following:


In your first example (post # 3) you dropped the single quote at the end. In the second example, you included the double-quotes which are not part of the command.

weibullguy 03-12-2012 09:28 AM

What yancek said, you're not issuing the command correctly. I also get the same should you. Or, I guess, you could use the result from yancek's post to join the Arch forums.

rmcellig 03-12-2012 09:33 AM

Oh, I see what you are saying. I tried it and it worked. Thanks!

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