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(?) The Answer Guy (!)

By James T. Dennis, linux-questions-only@ssc.com
LinuxCare, http://www.linuxcare.com/


(!)Greetings From Jim Dennis

(!)linux ether16 support --or--
(?)Need Help!!! --or--
Removing an OS
(?)uninstallshield --or--
InstallShield: Netscape 4.7
(?)redhat linux problem --or--
Console Goes Comatose After a Few Days
(?)Routing a Linux Subnet --or--
(?)soho linux network --or--
Two Node Network: How
(?)Problem --or--
Informix/SCO SE version 5.0 under iBCS
(?)Hub restriction --or--
Do Your Homework: IEEE 802.3
(?)question about ProxyArp --or--
(?)Is there any.. --or--
Syslog Events from a Particular Host to a Particular File
(!)Id "x" respawning too fast: Murdered Mysteriously
(?)windows 2000 --or--
First Win/2000 Question!
(?)drive space --or--
What to Delete from Drive C
(?)Linux as a SOCKS client
(!)Lost Password --or--
Simpler Way to Recover From a Lost Password
(?)Re: "harden" Linux DNS server --or--
"Hardening" a Red Hat (into a Helmet?)
(!)Kermit --or--
A bit more about C-Kermit from its author.
(?)problem with bash/vi editing mode --or--
ksh Keybindings (vi Keys)
(?)Weird Mount Permissions & Where's a Word Processor
(?).max files --or--
.max extension on an e-mail attachment
(?)lots of linux questions --or--
Accupuncturist Filmaker Hates Fascist MS Products
(?)IMAP/POP daemon on RH 6.0 and 6.1 --or--
Installing a POP Daemon on Red Hat Linux

(!) Greetings from Jim Dennis

Many people have been known to quote Blaise Pascal:

"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter."

In this month's Answer Guy, the Answer Guy himself learns some solid lessons in recovery planning. In the case of his editor, to hit the Save key combination every once in a while. You never know when you're accidentally going to hit the key assigned to "quit this session without prompting". Thus

"I have made this blurb shorter than usual because I lack the time do it over."

Sorry folks! And I wouldn't be the Answer Guy if I didn't have the answer for this. Emacs users, make sure to turn auto-save-mode on for your important buffers before you get rolling, amd set your auto-save-interval to something other than NIL. Screen users, make sure to update -- the newer versions now ask before completely shutting down screen itself. And try not to use a keyboard with \ too close to ] so you're less likely to backwack that fascinating article you were writing.

Copyright © 2000, James T. Dennis
Published in The Linux Gazette Issue 51 March 2000
HTML transformation by Heather Stern of Tuxtops, Inc., http://www.tuxtops.com/

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