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Aug
24
comment how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory
This only works if you include the glob in the command; env GLOBIGNORE=". .." ls -a returns . and .. but ... ls -ad .* doesn't.
Aug
24
comment How can I kill a particular thread of a process?
Well, I suppose you could design a threading model to be independent of a parent process, but allowing outside processes to kill intra-process threads but that opens up a can of worms with respect to security, process management and system integrity that I don't think any system designer would willingly submit themselves to. Threading is hard enough without those kind of headaches. Killing a thread from the inside isn't a problem because the work is done by the parent process which is held responsible if any issues arise and can be killed--automatically or otherwise.
Aug
24
answered Batch renaming files
Aug
23
answered What directories do I need to back up?
Aug
23
answered How can I kill a particular thread of a process?
Aug
22
awarded  Organizer
Aug
22
revised Linux Kernel: Good beginners' tutorial
edited tags
Aug
21
comment What commands can I use to enable / disable Apache2 modules?
I don't want to sound like I'm scolding you, it's just that CW is for questions that can have no best answer. If you asked "What commands ... on Ubuntu ..." then feel free to choose the best.
Aug
21
comment What commands can I use to enable / disable Apache2 modules?
If you're going to make the post CW, don't choose an answer.
Aug
21
answered How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?
Aug
21
answered Which shell should I use - tcsh vs bash?
Aug
21
revised What files in /var need to have specific owners?
It's late; not writing well
Aug
21
answered What files in /var need to have specific owners?
Aug
21
awarded  Commentator
Aug
21
comment How do I recursively apply PKGREPOSITORY when calling make package-recursive in FreeBSD?
That's true--it works as long as there is only one package to build; otherwise, if you are also building the dependencies, they are written to their respective ports directories.
Aug
20
revised How do I recursively apply PKGREPOSITORY when calling make package-recursive in FreeBSD?
Fixed editing artifacts
Aug
20
answered How do I recursively apply PKGREPOSITORY when calling make package-recursive in FreeBSD?
Aug
20
answered What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
Aug
19
answered FreeBSD: Which branch is supported for longer?
Aug
19
answered Updating FreeBSD 8.0 to 8.1 (methods and policy)