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Can I use the same binary on Linux, *BSD and Illumos?

I want to know, if I can use the binary of a program without modification on the three systems? After all they are all Unices. I talk about the same architecture.
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How to use keyfiles,for ZFS whole disk encryption?

Does anyone have a working implementation using keyfiles, preferably on SD Card, instead of a prompt for ZFS? I know how to do this with linux LVM/LUKS. In my opinion the FreeBSD full disk ...
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Which to choose - BSD or Unix-style commands where available?

Commands like ps come with a lot of parameters, especially because they give the use an option to choose between Unix and BSD style flags. I hope you get my point here. So, when there's such an ...
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If I connect a physical device, how can I ever know which device file belongs to it?

Say I plug in several USB drives which don't get automatically mounted. How can I find out which device file belongs to which physical device, so I can mount it for example? I'm running Mac OS X but ...
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Fun, tricky and hard questions for Unix/Linux Admin interview [closed]

I am now preparing process of recrutation for group of Unix/Linux Administrators and I was wondering if maybe you have idea for fun or tricky or hard questions to ask the candidates in order to test ...
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How to mount a USB stick in FreeBSD?

I am running a FreeNAS (FreeBSD version) on a DELL R310, but when I connect a USB stick it does not automatically get mounted. The same stick does get automatically mounted in CentOS/Fedora. How do I ...
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What can you do to a file without triggering the “Change” Timestamp?

What can you do to a file without triggering the "Change" stat? For instance, it appears that simply changing a bit will trigger Change.
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BSD Virtual Private Servers

I know of a couple of VPS providers that support BSD distros (rootbsd and prgmr), but I'm wondering if anyone has any other solutions they'd recommend? Moreover, I'm very curious why BSD support in ...
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Which are the biggest offshoots of UNIX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Evolution of Operating systems from Unix I've seen the giant UNIX family trees, and I'm trying to figure out. If you were to classify its offspring into major ...
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best BSD distro for Desktop PCs? [closed]

I want to know if the bsd distros are for the desktop usage at all If yes; What is the Best bsd distro for desktop usage some thing like ubuntu linux which is easy to use and good GUI management ...
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Installing Texlive on PC-BSD 8.2

How can I install TexLive on PC-BSD 8.2 and set all the environment variables?
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Change the time format for the touch command in BSD

I am wondering how to change the time format when I am modifying a time with the touch command in the c shell. For example I need to use touch -a -t 051512002015 file.txt This will change the ...
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Open Source router firmware options?

What distro's exist that are designed for routers? Please include the following link to the project page link to supported hardware list what distinguishes them, why pick this option friendly web ...
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Is there a BSD operating system that can be booted off a logical drive partition?

From several BSD operating systems' documentation, there is a requirement for it to be booted off a primary partition. Is there any BSD that can be booted off a logical partition in some indirect ...
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How do I choose between Unix / Linux and Windows in a Server environment?

I need a server, and I'm used to windows at home and in the office, but it seems that Unix / Linux is an option, but I don't really know what it is. I don't know which one to get, how do I choose? ...
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Resources System V vs BSD

I'm searching for some detailed resources about the differences of System V and BSD concepts. For example: Interprocess Communication Sockets vs TLI ... Some sort of pro/cons discussion with ...
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Are there any good tutorials for NetBSD and daemontools?

I'm looking for some good resources on running daemontools on a NetBSD box. I've installed the binary package via pkg_add, but I can't seem to find an rc script for starting, e.g., svscan. I'm mostly ...
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Which BSD to start with?

So I've been a linux user since June 2008. My first distro was Ubuntu. I've tried OpenSuSE, Fedora, Mandriva, Linux Mint, Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux and Arch Linux, and I was thinking about giving ...
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How do you choose a distribution?

I'm currently looking at putting a Linux (although BSD is still an option) distribution on my old laptop. However, I'm not sure how to wade through all of my options - rolling releases versus not, ...
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Where does Mac OS X come from?

Discussing with Mac owners, I got several versions of where Mac OS X comes from. It is known to have some root in BSD, but how much, and where? Some say that Mac OS X has a FreeBSD kernel, with all ...
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Easy incremental backups to an external hard drive

For a while I used Dirvish to do incremental backups of my machines, but it is slightly cumbersome to configure, and if you do not carry a copy of your configuration it can be hard to reproduce ...