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comment How to determine if a bash variable is empty?
That is true - I was going to recommend -s, but test -s '' exits with a 1, whereas test -z '' gives us the anticipated 0.
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comment What is the advantage of 'Enterprise' linux distributions?
@Chopper3 - it doesn't really answer the full question though - it's more like an example. Question has been closed at this point anyway.
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comment What is the advantage of 'Enterprise' linux distributions?
I'm not really sure if there is a concrete advantage. Let's take RHEL and Centos. One thing someone wise once told me is that enterprise level stuff will get features faster, as they have shareholders with deadlines to answer to. Community distributions (typo in your title by the way) may get new software later as a result, but because it has had more time to be tested it tends to be more stable. This is by no means always the case, but I can see the logic behind it. Perhaps RHEL has better virtualisation support, but Centos works fine for me on Xen.
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revised How Long Do DNS Records Take to Propagate when Swapping Data Centers, and How Should I Do It?
The title of this post wasn't descriptive enough - I have improved it.
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suggested suggested edit on How Long Do DNS Records Take to Propagate when Swapping Data Centers, and How Should I Do It?
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revised How Long Do DNS Records Take to Propagate when Swapping Data Centers, and How Should I Do It?
Specified "hard" rather than "hard code"
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answered How Long Do DNS Records Take to Propagate when Swapping Data Centers, and How Should I Do It?
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revised What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
Improved the title
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comment What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
Further to my comments above, I have edited my question. I would now argue that it is very much in the form of a question, rather than being a statement as it may have been previously. Can you please reconsider the closure, as even though I got an answer I feel that more discussion may be required.
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revised What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
My question was marked as "Not a question" - trying to rectify this
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comment What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
Can I inquire as to why this is tagged as "Not a real question"? I understand that it was convoluted, but I feel I have provided adequate examples and follow up comments. I also explained the paradox whereby the question was convoluted as I didn't understand the taxonomy of my own question. I've also noticed I was marked down - which I guess is fair - but I still think this is a valid and important question. Would you please reconsider as I feel this question and its readers could benefit from further discussion on this topic.
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comment What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
this is a good and informed answer, so I have marked it as the "correct answer". The beef of the answer here seems to be that "The choice of the character used in the interface to tell you where you are is pretty arbitrary", so unless someone can indicate that there is some non-trivial reason or protocol behind lettered Windows paths in the form c:\some-path, I'm going to accept that this is the correct answer. UNC also seems to be a good way to describe "Windows Paths" - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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accepted What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
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comment What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
@Iain "What is your question by the way ?" - I understand what you're getting at, but if I understood that I wouldn't be asking the question. Driftpeasant - sort of. In terms of both of your questions, I guess that I would argue that we don't walk around calling the file system representation for Centos "Centos File Paths", or "Ubuntu File Paths" or even "Linux File Paths", but I do hear Windows users refer to the file system representation (with drive letters) as "Windows file paths". So I guess I'm asking "What the heck is a Windows File path".
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asked What Are the Underlying Protocols/Standards a “Windows File Path” as Opposed to a NFS-Like Linux File Path?
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answered How do I restrict the Open/Save dialog in Windows to one folder?
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comment Is it possible to use an Xserve RAID/SAN with Xen via Fibre Channel?
Cheers Bill. I still have those machines on hand, so I'll have to look into this once the current madness dies down a bit.