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Arch, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Slackware, Plan9, mkLinux, NeXtSTEP 486, BSD/386, NetBSD, FreeBSD, still waiting on HURD.

With Windows I am limited by Windows. With Unix I am only limited by my knowledge of Unix.


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comment Opening a TCP port in Linux
You could add exception handling to print where and why this is failing. You can also test connectivity to many servers with telnet specifying an explicit port.
Mar
27
reviewed Reject How to enable ping between machines connected in two interfaces?
Mar
25
comment Where should generated scripts be placed in the filesystem?
How temporary are they? Should they persist across boots?
Mar
24
comment Mistake of using mv and rm
What's typical is to alias rm to equal rm -i so that rm prompts interactively. There many ways to work around recovering from human error, beginning with backing up/restoring, all the way up to filesystems with snapshots. Best to read the command you entered twice before hitting ENTER
Mar
24
comment Compare specific word counts without variables or expr
Did they teach you how to if and [[ ]] tests and arithmetic comparisons?
Mar
22
comment Sed move line from n° 40 to 39 position
I believe this matches the already asked question SED: Move multiple lines to the end of a text file
Mar
20
comment To plot 7x10 pictures for review in video
There are dozens of image viewers available, shotwell is one commonly used on gnome. Look around for OSX image viewers.
Mar
20
comment To plot 7x10 pictures for review in video
If you want to programmatically measure the images differences you could use ImageMagick's compare utility
Mar
20
comment SED command to format text file
Expressions can be separated by an ;, there's no need for multiple -e switches. -e '1d;s/.* ; (.*) ; (.*[^ ]) */\1,\2,DATABASE/' will work as well
Mar
19
comment Rename and copy/move sets of similar named directories to another location
Not sure what you're asking. Do you want to merge contents of similarly named directories or not? What do you mean by "efficient"?
Mar
19
comment What exactly is Ctrl + s?
Your second link is the one that explains flow control and answers the what/why of ctrl+s, ctrl+q
Mar
19
comment Is there a linux OS that can be loaded entirely into RAM?
The SysRescueCd has a load to memory option, docache causes the CD-ROM to be fully loaded into memory. A slower start but once complete, programs start faster and the CD drive will be released allowing normal access to other CDs. This requires 400MB of memory to cache everything (including the bootdisks and isolinux directories).
Mar
19
answered How to count duplicated last columns without removing them?
Mar
16
comment Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)
You could perform a hard reset and then try your installation again, using the Arch docs.
Mar
14
comment BASH: looping through ls
use find instead of your loop?
Mar
12
comment Loading kernel modules that were compiled for another kernel failed
Are you compiling on the same architecture as the embedded device, same chip? If not, you need to cross compile.
Mar
7
reviewed Reject Writing a character N times using the printf command
Mar
3
comment Powerfull Singebloard Computer to extend Screens
The SOC boards generally have small graphics chips, they do work, but not fast.
Feb
27
reviewed Reject Awk/sed command to cut on multiple delimiters
Feb
27
comment query all symbolic links to a directory
using the find command, but yes, you would have to search through all the potential places. sudo find / -name HORCM -type l -ls would search the entire filesystem