C is a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, games and other high performance work and is clearly distinct from C++. It was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie for use with the Unix operating system.

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How can I (easily) map a block device node to the directory it's mounted on?

I need to find (in C or C++) the used space on a filesystem (Linux) when being provided only with the disk block device name and the partition number. For most filesystems I can go: Craft a dev ...
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Pulling log messages for a particular log in systemd journal?

I was wondering if it is possible to pull log messages for a particular log with systemd's journal logging. For example, when I open a log in C, openlog('slog', LOG_CONS | LOG_PID, LOG_LOCAL1), to ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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How does copy-on-write in fork() handle multiple fork?

According to Wikipedia (which could be wrong) When a fork() system call is issued, a copy of all the pages corresponding to the parent process is created, loaded into a separate memory location by ...
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what device name should I have to give in snd_pcm_open other than “default”

I want to record sound from 2 devices simultaneously: internal mic external usb webcam mic Using pulseaudio sound controller, I set either of these devices as default and could record sound with ...
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Why Samba needs the VFS module?

I came across this picture when learning samba. I am confused with the VFS module in this image. Why we need this VFS module in samba server instead of passing directly the intend system call to ...
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ioctl: invalid argument for HDIO_GET_IDENTITY

I wrote a program to get the details of hard disk drive using HDIO_ ioctl calls. For writing program, I'm referring Documentation/ioctl/hdio.txt in kernel source(2.6.32). Here is my main part of ...
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custom gcc install include files

I have a custom installation of g++ 4.8.1 in my home directory. However the include files in that installation have no extensions! (except for tgmath.h, fenv.h, complex.h, and cxxabi.h) Thus even if ...
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How can I get a static C compiler?

I'm playing around with chroot environments, and I'd like to have a portable C compiler so that I can easily set up some basic build-tools in each environment without having to move too many libraries ...
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chdir(<directory>) doesn't change directory after exiting to shell

I wanted to make a simple C program to change to my project directory. Its content is as follows: #include <unistd.h> int main() { chdir("/home/enedil/projects/algo"); return 0; } I ...
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How to determine which Berkeley DB version is used for RPM's database?

I am attempting to read and write the RPM database located in /var/lib/rpm under CentOS 5, and eventually other system types (CentOS 6, RHEL, etc.) The problem is that I don't know what version of ...
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how to define the top dir in automake system?

I usually use a typical steps to generate the makefile, and firstly I use the "build.sh init" to generate the configure file, and then I use "configure" to generate the makefile with makefile.am file. ...
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How do I check if FFTW installed correctly?

I tried to install FFTW on my system (Ubuntu 12.04) using the rather unclear instructions on this website, and now I want to check if it worked. (FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the ...
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I can fix/repair small damaged tar.gz files using fixgz but it doesn't work on bigger files

The title tells it. I have some damaged .tar.gz files, most of them are pretty small (smaller than 1-2gb) but 4 of them are bigger and fixgz cant fix them, when i run fixgz for those big files, it ...
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Are there obvious differences between learning C on OSX and learning C on Ubuntu?

I'm a python programmer, and today I start my journey of C. Now I'm using OSX, with Ubuntu in my Virtual machine, meanwhile our production servers are using CentOS. I suppose these three systems ...
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How to calculate the memory consumed by a “C” program in linux

I have written two C programmes one is using function pointer, and the other without function pointer. Now i want to know the memory consumed by the two programmes , to see how memory can ...
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how to increase Stack Size of a running program in C

I am trying to identify any way if we can increase the stack size of my running program after getting SIGSEGV. I know we can increase the size of stack by ulimit -c but, that did not solve this ...
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How Can I recieve messages from more than one named pipes? [closed]

I have to use fifo in my code. I use sock to accept new client. For each client I create new thread to send and recieve message to him. In the function of the thread I use fifo to send and recieve ...
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Meaning of '&' in C (here in linux kernel function-like Macros) [closed]

#define TCP_SKB_CB( __skb ) ((struct tcp_skb_cb *)&((__skb)->cb[0])) What does the & mean in this context?
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When does cat finish reading from a pipe?

Given the following code, why does cat only print the contents of the pipe after I've typed \n or CTRL+D? What are the conditions for cat to actually print what it read? #include <stdio.h> ...
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Memory layout of dynamic loaded/linked library

when loading a shared library in Linux system, what is the memory layout of the shared library? For instance, the original memory layout is the following: +-----------+ |heap(ori) | +-----------+ ...
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Io redirection vs file logging performance c/c++

Is there a performance difference from a latency point of view if we do a regular printf and redirect stdout to a file when running the program ( e.g., ./a.out > log.txt 2>&1 ) vs using fprintf ...
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Default stack size for pthreads

As I understand, the default stack size for a pthread on Linux is 16K. I am getting strange results on my 64-bit Ubuntu install. $ ulimit -s 8192 Also pthread_attr_init(&attr); ...
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How to get the authentication status from the last PAM module run

If I have the following PAM stack: auth required default_pam.so auth requisite my_custom_pam.so .... How do you obtain the authentication status from the last/previous PAM module run for use in ...
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Can I use LXC library in my c program?

Currently, I am designing a c program that will create multiple container and put different applications into them separately to achieve isolation. Is it possible to leverage LXC library to it? I ...
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Can I write C programs for Linux on OS X?

In case I'm writing a program (of any kind) in C, that is meant to be run on Linux environment, can I write it under OS X? (concurrency wise for example) I'm asking this because I like programming in ...
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The «sh» being launched with execl() becomes a zombie

I am spent whole half a day, but still couldn't figure, why is the dash being launched with execl call just becomes a zombie. Below is a minimal test case — I'm just fork a child, make a duplicate of ...
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What happens to TCP when a write fails to enqueue with the device tx ring?

Lets say the device tx ring is full and you do a normal C non blocking write(fd, buff) to enqueue data in the TCP SND buffer. What happens when this fails? In UDP - the packet would be dropped but ...
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Distributing app with .so files?

I'm trying to make a game in C with SDL and OpenGL. Q: Will my game run on computers without SDL installed if I ship the .so files in my game folder? I mean adding the .so files somewhere in the game ...
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gcc can't link to pthread?

I have recently installed XUbuntu 11.10 64bit, but I am having problem compiling the most simple pthread example. Here is the code pthread_simple.c: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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why is “timer_t” defined in “time.h” on Linux but not OS X

While I was reading a C source code files, I found this declarations. (This source code was written for linux system program. This is very important information) #include <time.h> #include ...
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/usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed

I tried to compile some C code to get object file from a shell prompt: $cc a.c But this gives me the following error: /usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed How can I ...
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What C library version does my system use?

How can I tell for sure what userland C library my system uses? Possible reasons to need this information include: There's a gigantic source package I am considering downloading which I'm sure will ...
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Reading the program header contents of an ELF file

How is it possible to extract loadable program headers individually from ELF files? By examining a binary using readelf one can get output similar to: $ readelf -l helloworld Elf file type is EXEC ...
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introduce a c script in a bash file [closed]

My problem is to recover data keyed in text file in bash. I seek the command that can perform this task and I used sed, awk and even cut but I have not succeeded. One friend of mine suggested to ...
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How do I execute a parted command with a C function?

I would like to execute the Linux command "parted" through a C language function? I am using Linux Ubuntu , eclipse. Thanks!
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How to obtain block device label [duplicate]

I have a tricky problem. I have a block device connected to SLES11, it is present in /proc/partitions but it is not mounted (not present in /proc/mounts). From C code I want to find the block device ...
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Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically) [closed]

I am trying to retrieve the contents of an additional section within an ELF binary. At this point, I'm using the following code to retrieve the name of each section: #include <stdio.h> #include ...
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How to run smartctl as root without switching to root?

I have this C code that runs smartctl command and takes its output: #include <iostream> #include <cstdio> #include <cstdlib> using namespace std; int main() { cout << ...
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Trying to make a Universal Makefile

I'm working on my own netfilter module for the first time. According to internet documentation, The simplest module contains the following C code: //'Hello World' kernel module, logs call to ...
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loop test strings to see if input is valid for C program input

For example I have a file filled with some pretty gnarly strings. 12345678900 1111111111111111111111111 ...
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C/C++: Running multiple commands as root

I want to execute commands within my C program. However, I need root priviliges to create some folders. I run the following: system("echo <rootpass> | sudo cd <folder> && make ...
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how to return file descriptor in c [closed]

I am confusing with this. fp=fopen(filename,mode); what is the value fopen() return to fp. is that value is file descriptor integer? is fp called as stream ? if not how to return a ...
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How to select read/write time and again? [closed]

This program only waits one time and I don't understand why. Actually, I don't think this question should be put on hold as off-topic. #include <stdio.h> #include <sys/types.h> #include ...
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linux setuid does not work

I am learning linux suid,so I have written a small c program with the following content to test it #include<stdio.h> int main(){ system("echo 100 >> test.txt"); return 0; } -rwsr-xr-x 1 ...
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“fatal error: stdio.h : No such file or directory” while compiling a C file [closed]

Trying to compile following code in terminal i got root@debian:/home/mz2/Documentos# LANG=C ./soma.c ./soma.c: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `(' ./soma.c: line 2: `int soma (int a, int ...
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keyboard still working after calling free_irq(1, NULL);

I'm developing a kernel module which free the IRQ number 1 in order to disable the keyboard in Intel architectures. according to wikipedia the IRQ 1 is used for keyboard. but after building and ...
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How to dump a binary file as a C/C++ string literal?

I have a binary file I would like to include in my C source code (temporarily, for testing purposes) so I would like to obtain the file contents as a C string, something like this: \x01\x02\x03\x04 ...
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Compile OS with gcc and ld on Linux

I'm practicing operating system development and am having trouble getting gcc and ld to produce pure binary without any metadata or section labels. For example: int function(){ return 100;} would ...
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Cabal error: Cannot run c compiled programs

I have an old version of cabal-install so I downloaded cabal-install 1.20 and When installing it errors out. Additional note: ghc 7.8.3 OS: CentOS 6.6 Error: Building network-2.4.2.3... ....... ...