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Jan
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comment Can conky float over maximized windows?
I believe you just have to find the right window manager hints.
Dec
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revised Using OGG/Vorbis, is there a way to continue to record to an existing audio file?
I misread the example usage of oggcat.
Dec
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revised Using OGG/Vorbis, is there a way to continue to record to an existing audio file?
fixed typo
Nov
30
answered Using OGG/Vorbis, is there a way to continue to record to an existing audio file?
Nov
30
comment Fork call and recursion
I think the misconception that the OP had was the fork started at the beginning of main again. This answer clearly illustrates that fork creates two processes at the same location. (If you were trying to create a fork bomb you need something like this while (1) fork();).
Nov
30
comment How to create a script, which runs another script in separate terminal window and does not wait?
Just a note, "The working directory does not affect your $PATH". This isn't always true. Some people have the current directory (export PATH=.:/usr/local/bin:...) in which case the effective PATH will differ based on the directory you are in.
Nov
6
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Nov
6
answered Multiple PCs network centralized system authentication
Nov
6
comment What is the difference between .ini and .conf?
@Rob Kindof, but not really. It is like many programs will use an extension that defines the format (openbox's .xml config for example). There isn't really a solid convention. Personally I put the filetype as an extension if I use one (which I usually don't).
Nov
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Nov
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accepted How Can Terminal Emulators Kill Their Children After Recieving a SIGKILL?
Nov
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comment How Can Terminal Emulators Kill Their Children After Recieving a SIGKILL?
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comment How Can Terminal Emulators Kill Their Children After Recieving a SIGKILL?
@CharlesBoyd I understand that, but the point of the question is how does it "manipulate[] a job by sending signals" when it receives a SIGKILL. I see no way for it to use the killpg system call at that point.
Nov
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comment How Can Terminal Emulators Kill Their Children After Recieving a SIGKILL?
I never said it did, I said that it dies but survives when it is in a script and that is killed.
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Feb
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revised Is there a tool to get the lines in one file that are not in another?
Explained how the command works.