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#1 Re: How do I..? » Couldn't parse old settings? » 2020-11-09 10:39:28

Jon has a broken link on the site. I think you are looking for this recipe page:

Just remember that recipe lists are being phased out in favor if registering on u.pluckeye.net and using shared configurations. (If you have an account on u.pluckeye.net, your settings are backed up there for situations like this.)

#2 Re: How do I..? » Can the Android APK block private tabs? » 2020-11-07 10:44:34

You can import the Classic Configuration in one of two ways.

Log into u.pluckeye.net and then

1. Open your android configuration, go to the Imports tab, and use the icon on the bottom right to import another configuration. Search through the list for the classic one. (I think I saw it near the top of the list.)

2. Use the Configurations menu to go to the public configurations. Click on Classic. Then choose to import it. Search through the list of configurations for your personal android configuration to add it to your set up.

#3 Re: How do I..? » I am unable to upload my configuration or sync with my general config » 2020-11-03 10:14:08

Is there a walkthrough guide on how to do this? Am I missing something glaring?

If you would like to share the configuration from your local computer with another device, you first need to upload it. To do this open a console and in it type:

pluck upload

After that, the configuration should automatically synchronize to and from this server.


#4 Re: How do I..? » Not plucking anymore :( » 2020-10-24 21:28:08

Grab a https://www.pluckeye.net/sysinspect.html before reinstalling and send it in to Jon. It may help him determine what is misfiring.

#5 Re: How do I..? » Need some help with expediting » 2020-10-21 11:36:00

it was set automatically for 7 days

Pluckeye's default delay has always been zero.

would disappear when I removed the extension

Removing the extension should have caused immediate problems, especially at level 2.

I don't know how to expedite

If you never went to u.pluckeye.net on your computer then it has no reference point to synchronize any expedited requests.

Did you start the countdown to get your delay set back to zero? If not, then you want to do it in case nothing else is going to help. If you have done this, then don't do it again as it may reset the clock.

In your command line prompt enter

pluck set delay 0

and then

pluck future

The date/time you see is when your delay will be zero at which point you can set your level back to 1 which should let you get back online. To get back to Level 1 with the command line, type

pluck - system

Maybe Jon can associate your computer with u.pluckeye.net some other way so that requests can be expedited. If not, then unfortunately you will need to wait until the time has passed for your delay to get back to zero.

#6 Re: How do I..? » Delay cycle scheduled to end early, and removing when from export? » 2020-10-19 22:00:44

I don't know if this would matter or not, but is it safe to assume that your computer is set to the correct time zone?

Regarding the stale rules, I think Jon is addressing that in version 1. You can always copy the rule in your terminal and then issue a pluck - and paste in what you copied.

#7 Re: How do I..? » How do I upgrade to version 1.x » 2020-10-14 21:51:48

Version 1.0.12 is in early beta testing on Linux only, so it is not publicly available yet. Jon may be open to other testers if that is something that interests you. Support for Firefox is waning. As noted for version 1.0.10, Firefox it is not supported on the current iteration of 1.x. Jon can chime in on his current thoughts as to whether it will be added back in.

#8 Re: How do I..? » [SOLVED] How to block specific websites at specific times of the day » 2020-10-10 20:34:37

From the example page, open a terminal and enter something like

pluck + when "MTWRF0800-1200&1300-1700" block a.pluckeye.net

This page may help you get the day/time codes for your situation.

#10 Re: How do I..? » Accordance web browser » 2020-09-12 13:56:57

The first thing thing to do is to make sure that you have Pluckeye's system integration turned on. Use your command line and enter:

pluck + system

This should block any program (Accordance and its browser) from accessing the internet.

If this doesn't work, try adding the extra strength component.

 pluck + nhb

If this doesn't work then we may need a sysinspect report for more information.

#11 Re: How do I..? » Different delays on "pluck del block xxx" » 2020-09-12 13:32:29

Try this syntax from the examples page

# delay patterns
# The syntax of these is *very* picky at present.
# To set a 10 hour delay for allowing everything (a.k.a., a whiteout):

delay 36000 + action:allow everything:true
#           must be a tab ^
# In a bash shell this is done like so:
# pluck + delay 36000 $'+ action:allow\teverything'

I just tested this. I currently have a zero delay for testing purposes. I blocked the site whitehouse.gov. Then I entered this in the command prompt:

pluck + delay 120 $'- action:block'

In my browser I went to whitehouse.gov and it was blocked. I used the button to allow the site. Nothing happened. (With delay zero it should have automatically reloaded.) I checked my scheduled rules (pluck future) and saw that the block would end in two  minutes.

The rule above is basically saying "put a two minute delay (delay 120)" whenever I "remove a block (- action:block).

The tab (\t) in the longer description above is only needed when you want to specify a specific site that the rule applies to. I know this option worked when I first saw this option and tested it. But it is not working for me right now and I'm not sure if that is due to an error on my part or a regression from one of the updates.

#12 Re: How do I..? » Different delays on "pluck del block xxx" » 2020-09-10 21:52:08

There are no Deny rules in the new rule format. You can enter them in the command prompt but they are converted to Block commands. So the example rule given in the Release Notes:

pluck + "delay 10m - block"

is the general format you want. I think if you change the 10m to 24h you will have what you want. But the

pluck delay

command will always show your 'normal' delay amount, not the delay set by this special rule.

#14 Re: How do I..? » Can you allow applications of your choice while using NHB mode? » 2020-09-07 11:35:40

Jon has secure ways to let him know about by-passes; we limit posting them publically for the sake of the greater Pluckeye community. (I put your note in a secure area for him to see.)

If you use the command line you can allow programs with NHB on:

pluck + allow program <program-name>

#15 Re: How do I..? » Pluckeye Problems with Chrome » 2020-09-02 10:07:40

You can try going to the remunerate page.

After entering your income there is an option to "pay" by taking a survey or even opting out and asking for a free lunch. That should get your buttons back at least temporarily.

If you had a subscription then try revisiting the site sent in your registration email or reaching out to Jon privately with your registration email address.

#17 Re: How do I..? » How do I activate Microsoft Word on Mac After Level 2? » 2020-08-25 09:36:33

After Word asks you to activate, try typing this in the command line

pluck verdicts

It should respond with either a program or a domain that you should allow.

#18 Re: How do I..? » How do I use curl with pluckeye level 2 » 2020-08-20 09:41:19

I assume you are at level 2; this should allow curl after one delay:

pluck allow program curl.exe

#19 Re: How do I..? » My pluckeye not working » 2020-08-13 09:53:52

the pluckeye on my google chrome is not working

Do you mean that Pluckeye is not enforcing your restrictions? If Pluckeye is not enforcing your restrictions, did it do so for the first two days or not?

Or do you mean that Pluckeye is preventing you from using your browser at all? Again, did this happen suddenly after the two days?

If you add a new block rule at u.pluckeye.net (pick a site you don't care about, like some government page) does Pluckeye start blocking that page?

#20 Re: How do I..? » How to use Pluckeye effectively whilst hav'g access to search engines? » 2020-08-09 09:15:43

Have you tried limiting yourself to Chrome and using Pluckeye to enforce safesearch? This should cut down on how much triggering material you can pass to your 3rd party websites.

Pluckeye can block types of material, so it should be able to prevent you from downloading the mp4s. Something like pluck + block video/ or specifically pluck + block video/mp4

Have you tried the various search engines that enforce safe search?

This is a fight worth determining to win.

#21 Re: How do I..? » Allowing certain YouTube channels » 2020-08-08 00:29:25

There is nothing built into Pluckeye to allow this.

A discussion on Reddit has some work-arounds as suggestions.

#22 Re: How do I..? » Block a site temporarily? » 2020-08-06 21:42:07

Be sure to include when so that pluck knows what type of rule it is:

pluck + when now+1d block myurl.com

#23 Re: How do I..? » Make a "study mode" for Pluckeye? » 2020-07-29 10:00:08

Yes. You basically replace the '+' with a '-' or 'rm' or 'del'.

#24 Re: How do I..? » Make a "study mode" for Pluckeye? » 2020-07-28 11:38:47

If you use a when rule with the block command, it should give you the conditions in your edit...everything is blocked except for your allowed sites.

pluck + when 0800-1500 block

If you need to block some of the other sites during that time, change their allow rules to outside of your study hall times.

pluck + when "0000-0800&1500-2400" allow sports.myschool.edu

#25 Re: How do I..? » Temporarily allow images but keep blocked sites » 2020-07-23 11:41:59

I tried adding that rule here (Ubuntu-flavored OS) and when I ran an export, the rule had not stuck. I'm not sure if this is a syntax error, forbidden, or a bug.

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