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The first versions of Unix happened to use 512-byte blocks in their filesystem and disk drivers. Unix started out as a pretty minimalist and low-level system, with an interface that closely followed the implementation, and leaked details that should have remained abstracted away such as the block size. This is why today, “block” still means 512 bytes in many ...


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Blocks were more important than bytes because from the beginning, files used a given number of blocks rather than bytes on the file system. A file with one byte still took up one block on the disk. For instance the find(1) manual page from Unix 6th edition says -size n True if the file is n blocks long (512 bytes per block). ...


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First make .desktop application for lynx: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Lynx Exec=gnome-terminal -e 'lynx %u' And save it to application directory e.g /usr/share/applications/ naming like lynx.desktop and give it execution permission (chmod+ x). Then set it as default web browser by using: xdg-settings set default-web-browser lynx.desktop Now ...



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