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What allows BSD to run Linux binaries, but not vice versa?

What allows BSD to run Linux (and other Unix-like) binaries, but Linux (and other Unix-like for the most part) cannot run BSD binaries?
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Portable wrappers for GNU, BSD, etc. versions of tools

Is there any script that provides a compatibility layer to a subset (a rich subset would be best of course) of BSD and GNU commands? As an example, possible cases handled could include: dd and its ...
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BSD box running PFSense reports weird disk capacity

So I have a BSD box running PFSense. I was alerted to some potential problems when using the web interface, where a warning appeared saying: Warning: fopen(/tmp/config.lock): failed to open stream: ...
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How to set proxy with a config file provided in freebsd

I'm currently trying to update and install packages and other things on a FreeBSD server, but I’m blocked by my proxy. I'm in an university, and there are a few proxies before to go on the internet. ...
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BSD Net/1 was a free fully operating system?

I think that the old BSD Net/1 was not a fully operating system, but an add-on to 4.3BSD for VAX, as I realize from http://gunkies.org/wiki/Net/1 and http://gunkies.org/wiki/Net/2 Is it right? In ...
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Recommended Linux Distro for 'MMO' Server [closed]

Given its UNIX ancestry (the de facto standard for mainframes, back in the days when I first learned programming), using Linux as the OS for an experimental MMO is something of a no-brainer. That ...
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Using pkg add with a NanoBSD image

I'm running into a problem on a NanoBSD installation where I cannot install openjdk7 via pkg add because it first saves to either tmp or var (not sure which) and on a NanoBSD installation, there is ...
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How to change the output color of ls comman in terminal in OS X and iTerm2?

I know that a similar question has been as in: How to colorize output of ls ? Though, I didn't really understand the answer and couldn't really make it work. However, I have tried something ...
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Conceptual difference between Linux and (Free)BSD Kernel

(I've already noticed that this question was asked before but I think it has not been answered in a way I'd like to understand the topic.) What are the conceptual and structural differences between a ...
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What is the TTY major number of your Unix?

I'm currently working on a serial port library which already uses special frameworks to get information about serial ports on the system. Though serial ports are a fundamental design in Unix—as ...
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What is the preferred way to build software in the BSDs?

I was wondering what the preferred way of building software in the BSDs is and if they are actively using and encouraging the use of GNU autotools. I found the following section about GNU autoconf in ...
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Find out if files in a folder exist under other name in other folder

Possibly a little incorrect English ahead: There are at least 2 folders. For this, A contains files without extension, usually usernames, and B contains similar files, with '.yml' extension or ...
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BSD Kernel Vs. Linux kernel? [closed]

I wanted to know in technical terms; what is the difference between BSD Kernel and Linux Kernel. In Linux, we can download the source kernel then patch it and make and make modules it. Even we have ...
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Why there are many BSD systems but only one Linux kernel?

Why there are many BSD systems but only one Linux kernel? I wonder why BSD was forked many times, but no such thing with Linux.
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How do you check the support for a specific CPU in the Linux or BSD kernel?

Assuming that I have the sources for my kernel and I know the name of a SoC or a CPU, how I can check that the hardware is supported without compiling and running ?
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RaspberryPi GPIO FreeBSD assignment

First my Assignment: I'm a beginner with BSD and low level peripherals like GPIO etc., and I need to toggle Raspberry GPIO Pins from a C programme on BSD. I am Using this BSD Image i took from here: ...
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HowTo Chroot to BSD

I recently tried FreeBSD [9.2]. I installed it but as i found out it doesn't install any bootloader by default. So now i want to find out HOW it is possible to chroot to the installed BSD via a ...
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How to run PC-BSD iso from GRUB with only Linux installed

I'm working on Ubuntu, and I wanted to try BSD. I downloaded a PC-BSD iso (PCBSD9.2-RELEASE-x64-DVD-USB-latest.iso). I wanted to know if it is possible to use "loopback" to run that image even if I ...
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What is the difference between Unix, Linux, BSD and GNU? [closed]

What is the very fundamental difference between Unix, Linux, BSD and GNU? Unix was the earliest OS, so the term 'Unix like' is understandable, since they have kernel, file system structure, most of ...
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In shell config scripts, how can I account for differences between coreutils on BSD compared to GNU?

Up until this month, my shell configs have been pretty simple (just a .bashrc or .bash_profile with some aliases mainly), but I have been refactoring it so I can get different behavior depending on ...
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Does any OS support ZFS on MIPS?

Does there exist an operating system supporting ZFS under the MIPS architecture? If so, which operating system(s)? I am especially interested in: Support for ZFS on Loongson. OSes free from binary ...
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What are the differences between bsdtar and GNU tar?

I've always used GNU tar. However, all GNU/Linux distributions that I've seen ship bsdtar in their repositories. I've even seen it installed by default in some, IIRC. I know for sure that Arch ...
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syslog: process specific priority

I have two user processes A and B. Both use syslog using facility LOG_USER. I want to have different threshold levels for them: For A, only messages of priority ERR-and-above must be logged For B, ...
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What kernel for ARM architechture, Linux or BSD? [closed]

I'm a computer sciences student and recently started a project with the engineering department that involves an onboard ARM processor, the question is what sort of operating system, kernel and ...
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Are there tools to build a LiveCD based on OpenBSD in the Linux environment?

I'm currently on Ubuntu and I want to build an OpenBSD 5.3 LiveCD customized for my own needs. I found the perfect tool to build a Linux LiveCD - live-build. I'm looking for the same, but to create ...
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bmake error on Mandrive: “bmake: no system rules (sys.mk)”

I'm trying to use bmake to build OS161 on Mandriva. When I try to run bmake, I get the following error: bmake: no system rules (sys.mk) I get the same error, even when I run bmake -m ...
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convert timestamp to formatted time OSX

I had this working on Ubuntu but I'm now trying to run the script on OSX but it seems that the formatting of date is different. Originally I had: date -d "$MODDATE" +%F" "%H":"%M where $MODDATE is ...
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Are there any PaxTest for OpenBSD?

Pax: PaX is a process memory protection patch For FreeBSD, there exists a testsuite called PaxTest, is there a PaxTest available for OpenBSD?
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kfreebsd ISO boot to grub menu

Having obtained the kfreebsd ISO image from here, I set up a VirtualBox VM to install from the ISO. When I boot up the VM, the session ends up with the grub menu instead of initializing the ...
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What are the main differences between BSD and GNU/Linux userland?

I've read a lot on Unix & Linux about BSDs and GNU, etc. But I still don't understand what some actual, practical differences are between BSD and GNU userlands, despite the fact that they are ...
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GRUB2 under Mint: Booting PC-BSD without chainloading?

Wanting to try several operating-systems, I installed the following on a MBR-partitioned harddrive: Partition 1: FreeBSD on UFS split in root-slice and swap. No problem booting... Partition 2: ...
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UNIX-, BSD-, GNU-options in Linux's ps command. Where are they from? [closed]

In the manual for the ps command on Ubuntu there is this text: This version of ps accepts several kinds of options: 1 UNIX options, which may be grouped and must be preceded by a ...
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FreeBSD or PC-BSD?

After years of Linux I would like to give *BSD a try, but I'm uncertain if I should use FreeBSD or PC-BSD. With KDE out-of-the-box and graphical package-manager and such, PC-BSD strikes me as ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD after installation

I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this: F1 FreeBSD F2 Win F3 ? F6 PXE Boot: F1 _ Pressing F2 ...
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Can I pipe any two processes to each other?

In this page from The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System, it is said that: A major difference between pipes and sockets is that pipes require a common parent process to set ...
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Why is resolv.conf spelled without the 'e'? [duplicate]

A curiosity question which google has been unable to answer for me: Why is 'resolv.conf' spelled without the trailing 'e'? I'm sure there's a valid historical reason going back to the early days of ...
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Looking for meta-recipe for installing homebrew recipes under BSD

Is there a way to install homebrew recipes under BSD? (NetBSD, to be more precise.) (To make matters worse, I don't have write access to /usr/local in this system, so I'd be installing homebrew ...
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What is the PKG_PATH for NetBSD 6.0.1 Binary Installs?

What is the value or URL for PKG_PATH used to inform NetBSD 6.0.1 where to download binary packages from? There seems to be a change in both servers as well as the path or directory layout for the ...
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Who are these BSD Unix contributors?

I'm trying to piece together the names of the people who contributed to BSD Unix, according to the contents of the SCCS logs. (This is the version control system used at the time.) A number of names ...
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PC BSD Warden network interface

The documentation for PC BSD's Warden mentions that the configuration of the right network interface is crucial. However, it doesn't say what the "right" interface is. This may sound like a stupid ...
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Unix on a DEC VAX?

I just picked up a DEC VaxStation 4000 model 90 with a built in CDROM and an auxiliary SCSI storage module with tape archive drive. I believe it is functional although I cannot test it yet since I ...
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What is BS"D in Mac OS X and iOS Internals?

I just received my copy of Mac OS X and iOS Internals, and there is something a little strange: Chapter 13: BS"D: The BSD Layer Is there an explanation for the extra quote ?
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How do I check active crons?

I'm trying to hunt down a cron job (or the equivalent) which I know is running, but I can't find it in the default cron files for my system (FreeBSD / Linux / BSD). How can I tell which ones are ...
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Does hexdump respect the endianness of its system?

On my machine I get the following output when I run these commands: $ echo foos > myfile $ hexdump myfile 6f66 736f 000a The output from hexdump is little-endian. Does this mean that my machine ...
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Why does a default Linux installation run more processes than a default OpenBSD installation?

If I ps -aux on Ubuntu (or any GNU/Linux distribution) without GUI I see ~100 processes running. If I ps -aux on OpenBSD without GUI, then I get ~10 processes. What is the explanation/reason for ...
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EPUB reader for *BSD/Linux

What are the best native EPUB readers for *BSD/Linux. Browser add-ons are not an option. I prefer non-Qt applications but you can share Qt applications if you want. If possible, I want a program that ...
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Differences between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? [closed]

Could somebody tell me the difference between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? I've been using Linux from always, but now I'm curious about FreeBSD and BSD, because maybe there are more "unix-legacy"... What's ...
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How Do I Add My Own Daemons in Arch Linux? (BSD-style init)

I have created a symlink to a start/stop/etc. wrapper bash script in /etc/rc.d, added it to DAEMONS=() in rc.conf, but the process it points to isn’t starting on boot, and isn’t showing up in the ...
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How can I instruct BSD sed to interpret escape sequences like \n and \t?

I have a sed replacement command that I would like to be compatible with BSD sed as well as GNU sed. Extended regular expressions are not an issue as I do not need them in this case. My primary ...
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openBSD static ip can't connect

I have set /etc/hostname.msk0 to inet 192.168.1.102 255.255.255.0 NONE and /etc/mygate to 192.168.1.1 but still can't ping the router (192.168.1.1) do I need to configure dns to ping ? ...