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Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
I don't believe that this question belongs here because at best it's parochial and worst chauvinistic. UaL is also Unix; FreeBSD and OpenBSD in particular are important versions of Unix even if they lack the mindshare of Linux.
Aug
24
comment how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory
I should add, this is a great answer and you've solved more than one problem that I've had in the past and have resorted to hacks to make work. I never knew about GLOBIGNORE before now. BTW--edit your post in some inconsequential way. For some reason my up-vote is not showing and when I try to add it, I get a dialog telling me that my vote's locked in unless the post is edited.
Aug
24
comment how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory
Yeah, I got caught up with trying to make extended globbing patterns work with . the way I think it should using ls as a canonical command and forgot about the details of the post.
Aug
24
comment how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory
It's informational not critical.
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
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answered How can I kill a particular thread of a process?
Aug
22
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Aug
22
revised Linux Kernel: Good beginners' tutorial
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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
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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?
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