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Like less, but with more

I want a unix command that's basically less but I want to be able to insert something into the file as I'm monitoring it with less -F [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Feb 5, 2016 - 6 answers

A smart phone smart enough to answer incoming calls by voice.

Due to limited mobility from a disability, I'm forced to rely strictly on voice commands to control a cell phone. Over the years, trying to find a solution for reliable hands free functionality in this area has been challenging. Anyone familiar with voice recognition in the past knows the capricious, quirky nature of the beast. It can be VERY frustrating and almost comical at times. Anyway, with today's processing speeds and the advent of Siri and Google Now, I can happily say that it's almost there for me. In fact, I give a 90% approval rating for recent experiences with the latest Iphone and Android products. The biggest obstacle now has been the necessity to hit the home button to trigger the lovely Siri. This last hindrance was overcome by none other than Google with their release of the Moto X -- which waits in standby mode listening for your command. I was so excited by all the reviews that I rushed out to buy my own. It turned out fantastically, but (and there's always a butt in these things) it came with another quirky disappointment. And this one is kind of surprising: The damn thing won't answer incoming calls by voice. I've looked thru all the settings and searched high and low for an app but to no avail. The closest I've come is an app that auto answers after one ring, but who wants that? What if I'm trying to dodge the ex-gf. Lol. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
posted by dthm42 on Mar 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Origin of 'Step-dad [...] kill command [...] dog [...] died [...] never.

Hi everyone, I'm apologize for the oddness of my title. I am looking for the origin of this quote: 'My step-dad said he would tell me the secret command word for "Kill!" once the dog had died, but he never did.' It may not be verbatim and is presumed to be from a book. Thank you!
posted by sans on Dec 23, 2013 - 6 answers

64 bit CPU info?

I was trying to confirm my cpu information by typing in "grep flags /proc/cpuinfo". My Cpu is core i5 540M, supposed to be 64 bit I assume since I have 64bit win7 installed. However, the output is: flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes lahf_lm It does not has "lm" in it, and according to the sayings online, 64 bit cpu should has this flag. So what exactly is going on here? Is my cpu 64 bit or not? what's wrong with that command?
posted by pack2themoon on Dec 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Configuring a cisco router using command line interface...

Help me configure my CISCO 877 router... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 13, 2011 - 10 answers

How to switch apps well on a Mac?

I just bought my first Mac (Leopard). It seems like Command + tab to switch applications is way less useful than Ctrl + tab was on my Windows--I don't really want to tab between things I've shut but not closed (or however you say it), and repeatedly four-finger swiping to view all open apps makes me have to look for which one I want every time, which is slow. Am I missing something?
posted by wpenman on Apr 25, 2011 - 34 answers

Can I script a Wacom Tablet command?

How can I trigger the "Display Toggle" for a Wacom tablet from the command line, an executable script, or by a keystroke combination? [more inside]
posted by goodsignal on Feb 9, 2011 - 0 answers

How to create multiple local users on multiple remote servers?

Our company has 5 Windows 2008 Standard (non-R2) servers - none of them set up on AD. I have to create usernames individually each time for each one of them when we have new employees. What would be the best avenue to pursue in order to make this process less terrible? [more inside]
posted by Mali on Feb 8, 2011 - 13 answers

looking for start-menu commandline argument calculator

Command-line calculator: I used to have a calculator program I put in c:\windows\system that took arguments, so I could type "c 5+2" into the start menu on W7 and a popup with the answer (7) would appear. Anyone know the name? Not quite a command-line calculator, since I want to pass in arguments and get a returned single value via popup.
posted by lrodman on Dec 13, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I make this batch file?

Batch file hell. I'm trying to write a batch file to...... [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't mind doing windows, as long as there aren't too many

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Bash scripting problem

Please hope me with a bash scripting problem. Involves: command substitution and word splitting. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Aug 11, 2009 - 11 answers

What command and conquer style computer game should i play?

What command and conquer style computer game should i play? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Apr 30, 2009 - 26 answers

Global Defense Initiative Shirt

Where can I get a shirt like the one Havoc from Command and Conquer: Renegade is wearing? [more inside]
posted by DolorousEdd on Apr 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Export db with fireFTP?

Can I use the "custom command" function in FireFTP (in the Tools menu) to export a MySQL database from my host server? [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Feb 11, 2009 - 3 answers

What is the linux command 'dt'?

Obscure linux/unix text processing command: what is 'dt'? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

GeekTool issues

Get GeekTool to print in columns? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for a word to train my dog to come to, besides the obvious

I need a unique and amusing word to train my dog to come to, besides the word "come". Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Jul 13, 2008 - 51 answers

How best to take discreet private notes on a not so private computer?

I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Apr 24, 2008 - 41 answers

Hey, I'm not Trudy! Or Ben!

Why does my Mac appear to have other people's computer names at the command line? What's up here? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Nov 12, 2007 - 8 answers

I'm looking for a program that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes.

AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Aug 19, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I search firefox Smart Search from the command line in OS X?

I absolutely love Firefox Smart Keyword Searches. Beyond just the default preinstalled ones, I also use custom ones for easynews, rottentomatoes, metafilter, etc. Here's my question: Is it possible to launch these from the command line in OS X? For example, ideally I would enter (into a bash prompt) rt apple to open a new tab in firefox with a search result for "Apple" in rotten tomatoes, like this.. Similarly, I would like to be able to enter easy creative commons to have it launch the keyword bookmark "easy" which searches easynews global for "creative commons". Is this possible to do, preferably without using Applescript or Automator?
posted by crazyray on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

How to change file extension of a large number of files?

How can I change/append an extension of a large number of files at once? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Mar 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Windows keystroke app launcher

Please recommend a Windows 2000 program that will allow me to assign a keyboard command to bring all windows of an active application forward or launch the application if it is not yet open. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jan 9, 2006 - 7 answers

Ampersand Command? Hey, that rhymes!

Is there an Ampersand command for "@"? If so, what is it?
posted by C17H19NO3 on Apr 13, 2005 - 10 answers

What are some other ways to accomplish the equivalent of the ASP "include" command?

What are some other ways to accomplish the equivalent of the ASP "include" command? (And if so, which is the easiest?) Is there any way to achieve the same effect with regular HTML?
posted by Jaybo on Oct 11, 2004 - 14 answers

Can a network connection be killed from the XP command line?

Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
posted by plexi on Aug 19, 2004 - 12 answers

How are the command and control structures in the US Military formed and evaluated?

Military question -- On a website I was reading recently, I came across this tidbit: "The military continues to experiment with command and control structures designed to delegate and drive decision making to the front lines." Can anyone tell me more about this? I'm interested in how the U.S. military (or any other) has overcome the problem of decision-makers being too far from the action. [more inside]
posted by oissubke on Mar 24, 2004 - 7 answers

What is the command hierarchy on a typical submarine?

What is the command hierarchy on a typical submarine? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by badstone on Jan 16, 2004 - 7 answers

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