[Cialug] bash return values [was: enter passwords less]
tim_linux at wilson-home.com
Tue Aug 28 22:04:51 CDT 2007
I was wondering what he was doing with the source code to Windows Vista...
On 8/28/07, Tom Pohl <tom at tcpconsulting.com> wrote:
> Am I the only person to wonder what in the world would take 4 days to
> compile?!? :)
> On Aug 28, 2007, at 5:36 PM, Aaron Porter wrote:
> > On 8/27/07, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org> wrote:
> >> When I was a Windows user, I used putty, and I still miss it
> >> somewhat.
> >> One thing I did was assign a background color to the terminal window
> >> to distinguish different types of systems... i.e. mailservers,
> >> databases, etc. I usually prefer a black background but you can
> >> adjust
> >> the color slightly towards magenta or blue and it looks black until
> >> you compare it to another terminal that is black or one of the other
> >> colors.
> > I had a job doing software configuration management, one of my main
> > tasks was nursing the 4 day build process. 4 days of compiling, if
> > everything went well. Not so fun. One of my favorite tricks was to set
> > my DISPLAY to my home system, open a large xterm for the build process
> > and use xtermcontrol to change the background color of the xterm based
> > on build status. In my tiny apartment, I could disable my screen saver
> > and "keep an eye" on the build without leaving the couch/kitchen/deck
> > and without having to carry a pager. Looks like it's even packaged for
> > debian these days.
> > A little case statement in your login scripts and you could have the
> > same xterm change color every time you log into a new system.
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