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    I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark

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    I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark
    I found the above sentence from SIOCGIFFLAGS: no such device [Archive] - FedoraForum.org,

    I think the "shot" in here means "Attempt" : "It was just an attempt in the dark".
    Please help me to understand the exact meaning of "It was just a shot in the dark".

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    Re: I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
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    I found the above sentence from SIOCGIFFLAGS: no such device [Archive] - FedoraForum.org,

    I think the "shot" in here means "Attempt" : "It was just an attempt in the dark".
    Please help me to understand the exact meaning of "It was just a shot in the dark".
    "shot in the dark Informal
    1. A wild unsubstantiated guess.
    2. An attempt that has little chance of succeeding."
    shot in the dark - definition of shot in the dark by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. Can you guess at the probable derivation?
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    Re: I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark

    I have found it in my phone dictionary, the meaning of "a shot in the dark" is "an attempt to guess something without having any facts or definite ideas".

    Thanks.

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    Re: I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,



    I found the above sentence from SIOCGIFFLAGS: no such device [Archive] - FedoraForum.org,

    I think the "shot" in here means "Attempt" : "It was just an attempt in the dark".
    Please help me to understand the exact meaning of "It was just a shot in the dark".
    If one shoots in the dark, there is little chance of hitting something. If one hits something (intended), it is a lucky shot.

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    Re: I have not seen the error before, so It was just a shot in the dark

    Why are moderators editing my posts lately? This never used to happen. I don't like it, especially if no reason is given. I don't even know what was changed, so I don't know if what is left there is what I intended to write.

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