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First used UNIX 6th edition in 1975 at the University of Waterloo and first used Linux 0.99pl12 in 1993. I remember getting X with twm runnning using a socket emulator package that used UNIX pipes to simulate network sockets.


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comment Opensuse 11.4 very slow on 8 GB RAM i5 processor
I repeat, run top again. When it is running, press capital M one time. The list of processes will be resorted so that the highest % MEM will be at the top. By the way, if your processes are using all of the RAM, then there is nothing left for filesystem caches so your system will get bogged down waiting for IO, namely disk reads.
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comment What's the quickest way to add text to a file from the command line?
Esepcially good because it doesn't force neophytes to memorize that >> means append, because if they had to type that in over and over, soon the day would come when they typed > instead. Oops!
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Always use HTTP. We need to discourage the use of FTP so that it can be made obsolete sooner.
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This is the right solution, but you should do it backwards. SSH to the machine, write a shell script that logs back to your machine and uses tar cf ... | tar xf to transfer the data, and then sudo ./shellscript. You can make the shell script owned by root and only readable by root because your login password will be in it. And delete it after the transfer.
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