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Sep
12
comment How to use 'unsquashfs' with lzma?
which version of squashfs-tools have you downloaded?
Sep
12
comment How to use 'unsquashfs' with lzma?
are you familiar with non-desktop Linux?
Jun
30
comment Why should I use $[ EXPR ] instead of $(( EXPR ))?
to be quite honest, I am not sure this answers the question. Basically the linked bash documentation says exactly the opposite: use $(()) instead of $[] giving the reason of the former being deprecated. So I still don’t know why my link recommended using the latter, and I am unsure which documentation is more trustworthy.
May
16
comment At init, run my own script instead of the shell
You might have missed my first sentence: "this is purely theoretical". I have no plans to spread my own buggy version of linux for the moment, I just want to know how I could do it if I wanted to.
May
12
comment Linux/GParted can see partition table but dd bs=512 count=1 can't
hmm. maybe because you don’t use one? The magic with GPT is the Partition Table which replaces the MBR (but the MBR can be preserved in order for boot loaders that expect one to keep working).
May
12
comment Linux/GParted can see partition table but dd bs=512 count=1 can't
what do you mean by dd is unable to read the data ?
May
12
comment Linux/GParted can see partition table but dd bs=512 count=1 can't
What output does dd give?
May
12
comment Can I launch a process as root without launching root's login shell?
what about su? or gksu? something like su -c 'sed -i s,root:/:zsh,root:/:/usr/bin/zsh, /etc/passwd'
May
12
comment Does one end of a pipe have both read and write fd?
Shouldn’t less be forked before ls? writing to a pipe causes an error when the other end is closed.
May
12
comment Can I pipe any two processes to each other?
@msw do you mean that the 2 processes need to have the same direct parent? being cousin (i.e. having a common grandparent) is not enough?
May
12
comment Turn off buffering in pipe
Why doesn’t this get more upvotes? it's a better solution imho. Does it have any downsides?
May
12
comment Turn off buffering in pipe
The link for "unbuffer" is dead
Apr
24
comment Some M4 macros don't seem to be defined
configure.ac is not a configure script and is not runnable.
Oct
27
comment Copy multiple files to one dir with parallel
Arrays and portability...
Oct
27
comment Mount an iso without root access?
Why not just sudo su and be root?
Oct
16
comment Why are wc -m and wc -c different?
@Dan thanks, this is fixed