Friday, January 31, 2014

Pet Peeve: "infinite number of"

Welcome to my long list of pet peeves, "infinite number of"!!

Why say "infinite number of monkeys" when you can just say "infinite monkeys"??

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Solaris TAR with Excluded Directories

It's been a long time since I had to use Solaris, and tar is bad enough without the differences between Linux and my previously favorite Unix!

$ tar cfX - /tmp/excludes . | gzip > ~/excluded.tgz

where /tmp/excludes looks like this:


So it's not just a list of what's excluded, it's starting with the dot!

hattip: thank you, My Couple Of Cents!!