It's not as bad as we thought...

It's not as bad as we thought...

Post by Andrew Smallsha » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Wondering if you'll be ready in time for the millenium?  We've just got
ourselves a little extra time.

The US Naval Observatory announced last night (that's Wednesday night,
to allow for propagation delays) that a leap second will be inserted at
midnight, December 31, to allow for the gradual slowdown in the period
of the Earth's rotation.

Yes, it's only a second, but no doubt it will come in handy for some
(literal) last-minuters. ;-)

--
Andrew Smallshaw

 
 
 

It's not as bad as we thought...

Post by -bill » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I feel so much better now.
--

-bill-

Technical Service Systems

 
 
 

1. Sounds trivial, but it's not (I don't think)

We use a shell script and UUCP to do an automated ascii upload to a
publishing system that is pretty void of any knowledge of
communications with the outside world.

At any rate, we have a /bin/sh script that basically does:

        cu sysname <FILE

Where FILE is of the form:

~!/bin/slp10                            #wait 10 seconds
piles of data to be uploaded
~!/bin/slp10                            #wait another 10 seconds
~.                                      #Hangup the telephone.

This has been somewhat reliable, but only allows for one file
per call. Given that there is a modem shortage on the remote end, this
is unacceptable.

So, does anyone have any ideas on how to do something like:

~!for a in `ls files`

... etc.

??
We're running on Xenix 2.3.3 if that makes a difference, using a TB+
over a 19200 serial line.

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2. memory

3. You think we're bad?!

4. X seems to start but then...

5. tmp directory thinks it's full (but it's NOT)

6. Centralized network backup

7. Need help with my eth0 and eth1 ISA cards (it's not what you think)

8. LILO Problem

9. I'm not as think as you drunk I am

10. Need help with my eth0 and eth1 ISA cards (it's not what you think)

11. I could not find the FAQ, so I am asking (I think) FA Q's

12. It's Not What You Think!

13. Need help with my eth0 and eth1 ISA cards (it's not what you think)