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comment What does /bin/rm -f <file> do in Unix?
"remove directory entry of a filename" is exactly the same as deleting the file if there is no other hardlink to the file.
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comment After adding FORWARD NAT rules, cannot connect system eth0
Is the routing table ok? Does the connection work again if you undo the iptables/sysctl settings?
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comment Vim spell punctuation for ⸮
According to the vim documentation, you need to regenerate/modify the spelling dictionaries of vim to change the "word characters".
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Aug
8
comment Can you further integrate and present sequential moreutils vipe command output in vim using successive splits etc?
vipe calls $EDITOR and waits until it ends. You need either replace vipe or write a custom $EDITOR script which opens a tab in an existing vim and waits until the temporary file is changed.
Aug
1
comment Get number of installed RAM sticks on server and size
The ram-devices (/dev/ram*) are just possible ramdisks.
Jul
25
comment How come zipping a created disk image, makes smaller files than piping?
Which command are you using to "zip" the image file?
Jul
25
revised Chown permission denied on owned dir
formatting etc. fixed
Jul
24
comment Questions about kernel releases
In reality, nearly each Linux distribution maintains its own kernel - often based on longterm kernels. For distributions, it is dangerous to change to newer kernel releases as this (probably) introduces new bugs. On some devices, only older kernel versions can be used. Porting custom kernel patches to newer kernel version can be difficult.
Jul
14
answered Extend partition size without unmounting it
Jul
14
revised Why am I getting inconsistent IP values from icanhazip.com or curlmyip.com?
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Jul
14
answered Why am I getting inconsistent IP values from icanhazip.com or curlmyip.com?
Jul
14
comment Why am I getting inconsistent IP values from icanhazip.com or curlmyip.com?
Could it be, that your ISP does not provide to you a real, global IPv4 address, but only an IPv6 address? In this case, the access to IPv4 is done normally via a NAT-solution at the ISP. This explains perfectly the regular changing of the external seen IPv4 address.
Jul
14
comment Encrypting and compressing
Newer tar versions support xz compression (flag -J) whose compression ratio is usually better than the more traditional gzip (-z) or bzip2 (-j) compression.
Jul
14
comment How to create virtual serial port?
Duplication of unix.stackexchange.com/questions/99345/sharing-serial-device which has not yet an accepted answer. See also stackoverflow.com/questions/52187/virtual-serial-port-for-linux
Jul
10
answered can I get a list of the debian packages I installed AFTER the OS installation?
Jul
9
answered Ignore files when building debian package
Jul
9
comment Ignore files when building debian package
The answer is not correct, dpkg-deb checks an existing control file, but does not call any package scripts at all. It is a very low level tool to pack files into a .deb file.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Change sampling rate in ALSA
Jul
7
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