bash - How to resolve symbolic links in a shell script

bash - How to resolve symbolic links in a shell script

Given an absolute or relative path(in a Unix-like system), I would like to determine the full path of the target after resolving any intermediate symlinks. Bonus points for also resolving ~username no…


sql server - How can I remove duplicate rows?

What is the best way to remove duplicate rows from a fairly large SQL Server table(i.e. 300,000+ rows)? The rows, of course, will not be perfect duplicates because of the existence of the RowID identi…


SQL Duplicate Delete Query over Millions of Rows for Performance

This has been an adventure. I started with the looping duplicate query located in my previous question, but each loop would go over all 17 million records, meaning it would take weeks(just running*…


How do I find the install time and date of Windows?

This might sound like a little bit of a crazy question, but how can I find out(hopefully via an API/registry key) the install time and date of Windows? The best I can come up with so far is to look a…


How can I find out when a picture was actually taken in C# running on Vista?

In windows XP "FileInfo.LastWriteTime" will return the date a picture is taken-regardless of how many times the file is moved around in the filesystem. In Vista it instead returns the date that the…


How do I discover what is in the permanent generation

Given a heapdump or a running VM, how do I discover what the contents of the permanent generation is ? I know about 'jmap-permstat' but that's not available on Windows.…


python - Passing a list while retaining the original

So I'm teaching myself Python, and I'm having an issue with lists. I want to pass my function a list and pop items off it while retaining the original list. How do I make python "instance" the passed…


Telnet Server

I would like to implement a telnet server in C. How would I proceed with this? Which RFCs should I look at? This is important to me, and I would appreciate any help.…



Using the greedy route parameter in the middle of a route definition

I'm trying to create routes which follow the structure of a tree navigation system, i.e I want to include the entire path in the tree in my route. So if I had a tree which looked like this Computers…


Get the real width and height of an image with JavaScript?(in Safari/Chrome)

I am creating a jQuery plugin. How do I get real image width and height with Javascript in Safari? Following works with Firefox 3, IE7 and Opera 9: var pic=$("img")// need to remove these in of ca…




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