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comment Strange “terminal” appearing
Consult some logfiles in /var/log for jobs having been started at that time, like a cron job. Start with messages and daemon, maybe syslog too.
1d
comment Is the return value “-1” of the function socket close() method possible?
The statement should follow the man page, thus it should be while (close(sock) == -1 ... and not compare to < 0.
2d
comment strange results from investigating a reboot in auth.log
This ^@ represents the hex 0 character. Check that part with hexdump -C. It's not the reason for the reboot. What do /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog report for that time?
Jul
27
comment How to configure ssh settings?
I hope you copied id_rsa.pub to the authorized_keys file and not id_rsa.
Jul
26
comment Get mutt to open files >2G
Search for mutt o_largefile. Either compile the source with that option or get a package capabale of that.
Jul
25
comment Option to configure Linux kernel to run userspace script when core dump occurs?
Run your program in a shell script that checks the exit code.
Jul
25
comment Magnetic stripe reader on Debian
Check linux-usb.org if you find that reader in the list of supported devices.
Jul
25
comment Shell Script to check the process id
Can you add part of the ps aux output marking those lines you want to extract?
Jul
24
comment How to show the host name in Linux commandline prompt
I always use a prompt where I can easily copy it for a scp-command, so it is export PS1='\u@\h:\w \$ '.
Jul
24
comment Program won't read whole (large) line in conf file
The first thing I'd consult would be the documentation how the configfile should look like.
Jul
23
comment Best way to obfuscate aix script
The first good and usable answer in this thread.
Jul
22
comment Install brctl for OpenWrt - which package?
This questions should go to a search engine. Here is a hint: packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/…
Jul
22
comment Bash script strange behavior - script does not act as manual commands
Can you run the script with sh -x script and paste the output?
Jul
22
comment blessdiff for the “full featured hexadecimal editor”?
Checkout vi.stackexchange.com/questions/2232/… - and with vim's split view you're done.
Jul
21
comment How to capture tail -f output from remote host indefinitely
Have you tried that without both the -e and the -X options? Ctrl-z is used for job-control on modern shells.
Jul
21
comment Can I store and work with a directory in compressed form?
Try mc to dive into tar.{gz,bz2} or use the file manager that comes with your GUI. Both use fuse.
Jul
21
comment Can I store and work with a directory in compressed form?
What do you mean "work"? Like modify a file in the compressed dir or only copy a file out of it?
Jul
19
comment Routing tables with two network interfaces
If you use ifdown (and later ifup again), you can put actions into /etc/network/interfaces e.g. put route add default wlan0 into it (I wouldn't use a specific IP there). See man 5 interfaces for details.
Jul
19
comment Cannot format MicroSD card
Normally you should be able to smash the MBR with dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1. Before you do that, are there any messages in dmesg regarding /dev/sdb?
Jul
14
comment User has write permissions but cannot write to files
Better than that, write an error message that leaves no questions, like cannot write to '%s' (%s), where the first %s is replaced by the pathname and the second %s is the string corresponding to the errno.