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Back in '77 I worked with Steve Bourne on /bin/sh (little known fact: like awk, sh was named for its inventors, 'S' for Steve and 'H' for Humbert) and was responsible for the 'done' keyword. Following that I alternately pursued computer programming, field anthropology, and general philology; I currently work for an organization that has no name in the field of complex system obfuscation.

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answered Open a terminal with a login prompt
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comment Error when constructing an associative array
If you are trying to program a game in bash for the sake of making things hard on yourself, rock on. If you are just trying to program a game, bash is a very poor choice of language for the task.
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answered cd by just typing the directory's name?
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answered undelete a just deleted file on ext4 with extundelete
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answered Why is konsole reading /etc/passwd?
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answered traceroute and ping from school network
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answered why cpulimit makes process STOPPED?
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comment Increase brightness in a part of the display
If there was, it probably wouldn't yield satisfactory results. Either the illumination source is damaged or the lcd is, and will not be able to produce the same luminance or contrast as the undamaged part regardless of how you change the contents of the framebuffer.
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answered watch perldoc output preserving formatting
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answered Is it okay to run my system off a flash drive?
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comment Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?
You won't see that in the strace output since it only reports system calls. You can infer that when a getuid is closely followed by writing the error message that the code was similar to if(getuid() != 0) printf("Need to be root");. Which in fact the source code shows it to be.
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answered `unbuffer` or `stdbuf` for removing stdout buffering?
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comment Setting time through GPS dongle
@Xufyan see "added" above.
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revised Setting time through GPS dongle
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answered How to report “sed” in-place changes
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revised Setting time through GPS dongle
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answered Setting time through GPS dongle
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comment EACCES that should not happen
+1 self-answers are good for StackExchange. I'm glad you found the fix (and my one complaint about SELinux is that it hides itself unless you know to ask about it (what do you mean you don't know ls -Z??? ;) )
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comment Setting time through GPS dongle
What is the output of the echo $GPSDATE?