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Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
comment What a 64 bit Linux can do that 32 bit linux can't?
@richard: As far as I remember, on a 32-bit kernel, each process has a 4GiB address space, of which only a part can refer to actual usable RAM (some likely refers to Kernel functions, other to hardware) (Which is shy a reference was made to the "Memory split" setting) Also found this: linux-mm.org/VirtualMemory
Jun
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
31
comment Make apt-get update and upgrade automate and unattended
I tend to run a apt-get dist-upgrade -dy first. (I actually do not run a upgrade / dist-upgrade itself automatically, it seems risky...) That would pre-download all the packages which at least make installing them faster...
Dec
31
comment Is there a way to use ssh remotely without configure the firewall?
That is quite a brilliant trick, but firewalls / NAT might still cause problems... (A DynDNS-type service would also work for getting the IP)
Dec
31
answered Safely using a hard drive dock
Dec
31
comment Is there a way to use ssh remotely without configure the firewall?
Additional note: Managing the .known_hosts file (or getting PuTTY to check for different keys on different ports would probably be annoying...)
Dec
31
comment Is there a way to use ssh remotely without configure the firewall?
The 20000 and 2222 would need to be changed if additional servers use the name internet server.
Dec
31
answered Is there a way to use ssh remotely without configure the firewall?
Nov
29
awarded  Yearling
Jan
25
revised How to disable energy saving on notebook screen when using Scientific Linux 6.3?
edited tags
Jan
24
comment Running an executable in PATH with the same name as an existing function
(The absence of /bin/command might explain why scripts use /bin/env after the hash-bang if they do not want to hard-code the shell path)
Jan
24
answered copying files from unix to windows?
Jan
22
comment Running an executable in PATH with the same name as an existing function
It is not a buildin on Solaris 10 Bourne (That is also available as heirloom-sh). The advantages of an executable with a known path is that it can't be overwritten by a function.
Jan
21
awarded  Custodian
Jan
21
reviewed No Action Needed Running an executable in PATH with the same name as an existing function
Jan
21
answered Running an executable in PATH with the same name as an existing function
Jan
11
comment Wine/PoL giving numerous errors in Fedora 17
You might want to try Wine on itsw own first, and look at the appdb for settings that might be needed... Most of the messages in your output is fine... The problem there is that it can't find the EXE for the game... (Possibly specifiy a path?)
Jan
3
comment Why can't I run this C program?
@OrangeDog On Solaris, Sun studio needs to be installed for cc to work... On Solaris 10, gcc is installed in /usr/sfw/bin in a default full install, which is useful if you do not have a Sun studio / Oracle Solaris Studio image nearby...