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Dec
23
comment How to kill stubborn process
+1: The only answer (so far) to recognise the T state of the process. You could also send a SIGCONT to the process and any queued signals will be delivered. i.e. if you've already run pkill (and sent a SIGTERM), if you then send a SIGCONT, the process will be started and the SIGTERM will be delivered.
Dec
17
comment Get exit status of process that's piped to another
@JanHudec: Nor was it tagged POSIX. Why do you assume the answer must be POSIX? It was not specified so I provided a qualified answer. There is nothing incorrect about my answer, plus there are multiple answers to address other cases.
Dec
16
comment Get exit status of process that's piped to another
@JanHudec: Perhaps you should read the first five words of my answer. Also kindly point out where the question requested a POSIX-only answer.
Oct
30
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Sep
6
comment When did directories stop being readable as files?
More (non-authoritative) info can be found here: utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/ReaddirHistory
Aug
28
comment Bash string concatenation used to build parameter list
@Gnouc: From the bash man page: "Quote Removal: After the preceding expansions, all unquoted occurrences of the characters \ , ', and " that did not result from one of the above expansions are removed." "above expansions" includes Parameter Expansion which performs the expansion of ${PARMS}.
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Aug
12
revised Groups in the Samba configuration
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Jul
30
comment grepping of common lines between two file based on specific columns values in case of multi matching
@yogendrasingh: I have used bash features in this answer. If you are not using bash, you will need to do it as separate steps.
Jul
30
answered grepping of common lines between two file based on specific columns values in case of multi matching
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Jul
25
comment Can grep output only specified groupings that match?
@XichenLi: I can't say. I just built v2.5.1 of grep (it's pretty old - from 2006) and it worked for me.
Jun
29
comment What are the world writable directories by default?
On modern systems, one of those compatibility symlinks is /var/lock/run/lock
Jun
24
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