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FreeBSD, enterprise open source stuff, network and system security. I'm by no means an expert software developer, but I've been using PHP since 1995 and can find the bathroom on my own. Bourne shell and awk since the 1980s. My Telebit Worldblazer and serial breakout box are still in good working order. :/


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comment print the /etc/shadow file in the console
The usual command to elevate your privilege level is sudo. You might alternately have to use su. There are man pages available for both commands.
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revised print the /etc/shadow file in the console
nod to security
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answered print the /etc/shadow file in the console
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comment How to enable tab completion of wildcards in bash?
Sure it's a regular expression. It matches db/migrate///////crea. :-)
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answered How do I use the “if” command for multiple conditions?
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comment How do I use the “if” command for multiple conditions?
This isn't portable and isn't a bash answer. stat works differently on different platforms. The -t option does something completely different in FreeBSD and OSX than it does in Linux.
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comment How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
I disagree. Older versions of distros will have unpatched, buggy and insecure software included. When improvements are made to an OS, it is very rare that support for older hardware is removed.
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revised How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
OS-specific
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comment Should I care about unnecessary cats?
@Gilles, actually, arbitrary redirection locations within the command line work in csh and tcsh (at least on FreeBSD and OSX) as well, which are neither Bourne nor necessarily POSIX.
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comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Dovecot's QuickConfiguration page has some sample PAM configuration for you, and I believe the second link in my answer points to where this is configured within Dovecot. The location of configuration files will depend on your OS or distro. And you're very welcome! :)
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answered Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
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comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Great, I'll make it an answer.
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comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Can you use PAM?
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comment shell script header for best compatibility
That may be the case where you are testing this, but in the OS I'm using, the behaviour is not as you describe. Please consider that what you describe as "historical behaviour" may not be universal. And we don't need to get into a debate about the "one true tcsh".
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