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awarded  Good Question
Feb
5
revised “a” showing up with files during tar archiving
Improved formatting
Feb
5
comment How is Mono magical?
To those who are curious about /proc, you may be interested in How does /proc/* work? on Super User.
Jan
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
comment How does `yes` write to file so quickly?
In the second example, you have two external command invocations for every iteration of the loop, and date is somewhat heavy-weight, plus the shell has to re-open the output stream for echo for every loop iteration. In the first example, there is only a single command invocation with a single output redirection, and the command is extremely lightweight. The two are in no way comparable.
Jan
21
revised On what systems is //foo/bar different from /foo/bar?
Add link
Jan
21
comment Linux: LUKS and multiple hard drives
The Debian 8 documentation lists keyscript as incompatible with Debian's use of systemd. // cc @Shiji.Jiang
Jan
7
answered How can I see the dismounted devices
Jan
7
comment Large zone file for bind9 : ad-blocking
For checking a zone, you want named-checkzone and not named-checkconf. The latter only validates that your configuration files are valid; the former validates that a zone is valid (when used with a particular zone name). Also, you can pass options to the BIND daemon to increase its verbosity and run in the foreground; try doing that.
Jan
7
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
30
comment better way to overwrite?
Can you even do hardlinks over NFS? (I don't have the environment to try it.)
Dec
14
revised bind failure, address in use: Unable to use a TCP port for both source and destination?
Better title
Dec
3
comment How to abbreviate /path/to/file to /p/t/file
Besides what @ChrisH said, . normally just means "current directory". So /f/b/./wizard_magic is the same as /f/b/wizard_magic because the path element ./ compresses to an empty path element.
Dec
2
comment Copy content from files X and Y to create file XY but XY content is all lowercase
@StéphaneChazelas dd <(cat file1 file2) should work in bash. Oh, so many ways...
Oct
31
comment Create cron jobs to repeat every X units of time starting on an arbitary unit
Also, sleep literally just sleeps. All it does is (basically) ask the OS to wake it up after the specified amount of time. Don't believe me? Try strace sleep 60 to see what it really does.
Oct
29
comment Apache PostreSQL database server only
You cannot use Apache as a SSH server (any more than Apache can be a SMTP server or a RDP server), because Apache is a HTTP server. Beyond that, this would probably make a lot more sense if you simply stated the requirements.
Oct
29
comment Does the (GPT) partition table location change when moving from USB3 to SATA?
Let's see the relevant portion of the partition scan output from the kernel initialization (use dmesg | less)
Oct
29
comment Does the (GPT) partition table location change when moving from USB3 to SATA?
It definitely shouldn't, assuming of course that the enclosure is well-behaved...
Oct
29
revised Debug an open-source and be confronted with some troubles
Move principal question to the top
Oct
28
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