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comment What is “access control” with X Server?
I mean, if your X server is on example.com, could I pop up a window on it from my laptop, by typing xterm -display example.com:0.0? If I could, you need access control to keep me from eavesdropping on your kepstrokes.
Oct
30
awarded  Quorum
Oct
10
comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
More generally, programs get ported to new environments with the help of cross-compilers: Compilers (and other tools) that generate object code suitable for a system other than their own.
Oct
10
revised SSH login and /tmp on 100%
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Oct
10
comment SSH login and /tmp on 100%
You may be right. But we don't know what OS we're talking about so I wouldn't rule this out yet.
Oct
10
answered SSH login and /tmp on 100%
Oct
7
answered Forcing an 'added' alias to every command
Oct
7
revised Why does the X Window System use a server?
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Oct
7
answered Why does the X Window System use a server?
Oct
6
comment How to non-invasively test for write access to a file?
man test or man [ will give you the manual for the stand-alone command. help test will give you the documentation for the built-in. They are not the same thing.
Sep
27
comment Do we have more history for cd?
Nice feature, didn't know this about zsh.
Sep
26
revised Pronunciation for /usr directory
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Sep
13
awarded  Yearling
Sep
11
comment Zip does not compress files when zipping
Another thing you cannot compress by zipping: A file that has already been compressed. Its redundancy has already been squeezed out.
Sep
11
revised Is there any difference between mode value 0777 and 777
aligned values better
May
28
comment How do I get 'realpath' to find my symbolic link?
@Avery, did you try my solution? Was there a problem? It wouldn't have required you to add python2 to /usr/bin (though I view adding it as an improvement, to be honest).
May
22
revised Copying files with a specific pattern
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May
22
comment Copying files with a specific pattern
Oh right, that's indeed what it is: If you use a glob and it doesn't match anything, it stays in its glob form. Does it echo the star right before the error? You can add a if [ -e $FNAME ] then ... to suppress the error.
May
21
revised Copying files with a specific pattern
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May
21
answered Copying files with a specific pattern