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How extreme-coupling in UNIX-like OSs can be acceptable? [closed]

As we know a very basic software engineering principal is loose coupling. But we know that programs in UNIX-like OSs are extremely coupled. How this can be explained/justified? I mean from extremely ...
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How i create application B that would be able to communicate with running application A? [closed]

I have background application A. I want to create application B to configure application A on the fly. So, how can I detect if A is running and send some messages to A?
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Personal Drawing Board

I am a computer science major who has a lot of theoretical classes that involve a lot of math. I hate using pen and paper for scratch work because I keep on losing them so I am planning on getting a ...
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unrar part of a multipart rar file

Suppose you have a multipart rar file, say file.part1.rar, file.part2.rar, file.part3.rar. I know that I can extract only the first parts using for example unrar e -kb file.part1.rar However ...
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Registering a Standalong app in the Application Launcher of KDE

First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04. I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked ...
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Edit Application Menu in Fedora 16 XFCE?

I am running a fully updated Fedora 16 with XFCE in my VirtualBox virtual machine, and just like to know how I can edit the items in its Application Menu? Update: I installed the program alacarte, ...
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How can I read CD-Text information from CDs

What applications are available for GNU/Linux that allow read-out of CD-Text data from CDs? Command-line programs would be preferred.
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Is there a command line tool for image manipulation?

I'm searching for a tool for command line image manipulation. I want something similar to pinpoint presentation tool where I edit a file and can directly see the results on another window. I can get ...
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Icon not showing in applications on OSX

I just re-installed Firefox, but the thumbnail is not showing in the dock applications folder. The icon DOES show both in dock and in finder. I have tried to re-install Firefox again but without ...
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Why don't all Mint 12 applications show up in my cairo-dock menu?

I'm running Mint12 with four monitors. Needless to say, the standard Gnome doesn't work well but it does when using Cairo-Dock instead of the default toolbars and menus. The problem is that my ...
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How to invoke root privileges from my custom app?

In a GUI-environment, I want to be able to ask the user for the root/sudo password and then execute an app that requires root privileges from within my app. As an example, say I want to run an editor ...
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Gracenote database

I use GRIP to convert compact discs to a format that can be copied to an IPOD using AMAROK. By default, GRIP connects to freedb to get disc and track information. I've been told that the Gracenote ...
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Making applications persist when closed (like on Mac OS X) on Linux

Once an application is first launched in OS X from the dock, it stays open in the background, even after you close all open windows for that application. For example, if I open Google Chrome from the ...
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How do I list all installed programs?

How do I list both programs that came with my distribution and those I manually installed?
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Free way to get financial data as Bloomberg terminal [closed]

I was wondering if there are some free ways (applications or programming) to get financial data (either live data, historical data or both), achieving similar function as Bloomberg terminal? Thanks ...
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...