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Old 07-02-2010, 08:01 AM   #16
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Speaking of which, the "through the cp command" part of the above is really the wrong way go about asking the question anyway. Unless you have some very specific reason for using that one command, it's generally better to simply state what you want to accomplish, and leave the how part of it to the discussion itself. Quite often the best solution will have nothing to do with the method the OP thinks should be used.
I mentioned the cp command because I find cp command easier to use.

Had I not mentioned it, I would have got other people wasting their time telling me how to do it through sed or awk which I never want, as I do not understand those languages.

Last of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:02 AM   #17
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copy file to multiple files - how?
Why ?

What is the harm is writing a proper sentence (WITHOUT USING ANY KIND OF CONJUNCTIONS though) ?

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:07 AM   #18
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Calm down. You're getting worked-up about nothing really important.
 
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:08 AM   #19
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OK, so is it correct that you want to append text to files?

If so, then why not say "How to append one text file to another?" ? That would have let us tell you that cp is not the right command.
Kindly do not assume things.

If the case would have been of appending I would not have mentioned the cp command since I know it overwrites files, not appends the text.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #20
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Calm down. You're getting worked-up about nothing really important.
Yes I know it is not that much important but it is not much harmful too (allowing someone to write a proper sentence)

and yes, I know what Jeremy is going to say now !

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Old 07-02-2010, 08:14 AM   #21
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I've written a reply to your thread that you linked to, explaining why the command you tried went wrong. There, you can say what you really wanted to do.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #22
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I've written a reply to your thread that you linked to, explaining why the command you tried went wrong. There, you can say what you really wanted to do.
Yes i know and i'll thank you there when i read all the replies.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #23
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I mentioned the cp command because I find cp command easier to use.

Had I not mentioned it, I would have got other people wasting their time telling me how to do it through sed or awk which I never want, as I do not understand those languages.

Last of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY
First of all, thank you.

But it doesn't matter if you're more familiar with one tool, if in fact it's the wrong one to use.

Most questions focus on accomplishing a specific goal, and the asker should be open to all suggestions for accomplishing that goal. You're always free to take or leave anything you're told, of course. And there's nothing preventing you from mentioning the fact that you'd prefer to use tool X in the post itself. Just be aware that, even if the repliers take that preference into account, they're still going to tell you the best ways they know for doing what you want, whether it includes tool X or not.

"I don't understand X" seems to me to be a weak excuse anyway. It's precisely through situations like this that you'll start learning how X works. I can't begin to tell you how much I've learned simply by reading the discussions here. How can learning something new be a bad thing?

Finally, don't forget that this is an open forum and the threads remain around for everyone long after you're finished with them. So even if you aren't personally interested in some specific piece of advice, another reader with a similar problem years later may stumble upon it and find it to be exactly what he needed.

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Old 07-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #24
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First of all, thank you.
Most questions focus on accomplishing a specific goal, and the asker should be open to all suggestions for accomplishing that goal. You're always free to take or leave anything you're told, of course. And there's nothing preventing you from mentioning the fact that you'd prefer to use tool X in the post itself. Just be aware that, even if the repliers take that preference into account, they're still going to tell you the best ways they know for doing what you want, whether it includes tool X or not.
I do not have any issues with the other posters posting the methods they prefer of doing a job, I just do not want to waste their precious time.

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"I don't understand X" seems to me to be a weak excuse anyway. It's precisely through situations like this that you'll start learning how X works. I can't begin to tell you how much I've learned simply by reading the discussions here. How can learning something new be a bad thing?
I do not have the NEED to learn sed , awk, perl at this moment of time. I do not want to be like jack of all and master of none type.


Thanks for bothering.

LETS NOT DERAIL THE THREAD NOW.

MY PROBLEM WAS : I WANTED A LITTLE MORE SPACE TO COMPLETE THE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE I HAD CHOSEN FOR MY THREAD.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 10:58 AM   #25
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I've raised the number of characters allowed in thread titles from 85 to an even 100.

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Old 07-02-2010, 11:04 AM   #26
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Are you happy now, Anisha?
 
Old 07-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #27
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I've raised the number of characters allowed in thread titles from 85 to an even 100.

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Thanks for the concern shown,

but still I cannot get the following sentence fit in there. I ll be grateful if you can allow that
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How to copy the contents of a text file to other text files (with similar names) through the cp command
and I can promise my thread titles will not be longer than this.

I am not asking this for any kind of ego satisfaction but because having sufficient space allows good descriptive titles to exist.

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Old 07-02-2010, 11:06 PM   #28
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Are you happy now, Anisha?
I'll be happy when I am able to fit that sentence in the title, it is still not fitting there. No I am not greedy.

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:18 AM   #29
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We have no plans to further change the title length to accommodate an arbitrary title. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:36 AM   #30
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We have no plans to further change the title length to accommodate an arbitrary title. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy
Well it is a fault on my side to ask you to increase the characters according to an arbitrary tile !

But I want to thank you for increasing the number of characters till 100 as now I am able to create the descriptive thread titles as follows:

How to make sure that an ISO download continues from where it left after a hard reboot ?
 
  


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