Honestly? Just don't do it.
The OP gets notified about every new answer to their question, so you can assume they've either seen it already or they have no interest in checking their notifications. Promoting your answer to them, however politely, is likely to come across as unnecessary hassling. They might feel it would be rude to unaccept an answer and ...
I don't think it's an inappropriate or unhelpful answer and it does our users no benefit to remove it.
It could certainly be better. Ideas:
An explanation that they're the co-owner of the company that makes this thing
A link to something at their end showing that they're fixing it (eg public bug tracker)
That is all to say, your actions here have been ...
You can use the share button below every post to easily get a direct link to a specific answer or question:
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TYPE is the type of the post, i.e. q for questions or a for answers,
POST_ID (highlighted in the screenshot above) is, well, the ID number of this specific post, and
This is not answering the question for canned answers because I don’t see a valid usecase for them. Unlike a comment, an answer is as unique as a question, and if it’s not unique then it’s a duplicate.
this answer which is nothing more than an extended-length, nicely-formatted comment
As you agree this is actually not an answer, we don’t need that for ...
My answer would be that you shouldn't, and I must say both as the one who asks, as well as the author of the accepted answer, I'd consider it a kind of a contempt.
while anyone has the right to vote for (or against) the quality of an answer, it is the exclusive privilege of the one who asks to accept whichever answer he or she considers most useful. OP ...
My take on this particular link is I would never ask OP to change acceptance to my answer. I would point out that my comments made from "smartphone" were in error and I posted an answer still using cut but prepending pipe line with tr to condense contiguous whitespace.
I have on a few occasions asked OP to change acceptance to a different answer that is not ...
This in the question:
but I'd like to have the most recommended approach.
made me drop any interest in cut. Great command but it can't stand in the shadow of awk. Heck it even the command sounds more awesome.
For manipulation of text I depend on 2 tools: sed and awk.