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comment What is the meaning of 'ln -sf' in Linux?
To add a reason to terdon's answer... One of the usage is when manually updating libraries. If you do it in two steps - first rm to remove the old link, then ln -s to create a new one - the library won't work between the operations... which becomes a great problem if the ln command needs the library to work. So with ln -sf , the old link is replaced with a new, without the link ever being broken.
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comment What does “,,,” mean in the 5 column in /etc/passwd file?
@Sebb. No it's not, it's the ':' that are important. Commands that do need to parse this field (or fields), work just as happily if the field just contain your real name (with spaces and so on).
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accepted Copying clipboard-content to file automatically and continiously?
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asked Creating a list of files, removing “duplicates” with different suffix
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asked Excluding some php-pages but not others with wget?
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revised What root directories should I back up?
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answered What root directories should I back up?
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comment Make WGET available without path
Why not just use /usr/custom/bin/wget (instead of just wget) in your script? Then it should work without problem, and for those using the script, it shouldn't matter how a command in it is called. Most editors have a search-replace function which could quickly do the change (and there is also sed).
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asked How can i dual-boot FreeBSD and PC-BSD — with GRUB2 in MBR?
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comment Why does the X Window System use a server?
Unix and X evolved before PCs became so powerfull and cheap, in an eviroment where you typically had lots of rather simple terminals connected to one or a few more powerfull computers. This division was carried on with X: You had "terminals" - simple cheap computers with graphics-card - running just the X-server, and gathering input from mouse/keyboard and drawing the screen... The actual programs (the X-clients) on the other hand, ran on one or a few more powerfull computers - shared by all the users using the terminals. So splitting X in two parts (which could run seperate), made sense.
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comment Interacting with webpage through script?
I should have worded myself more carefully... I'm really looking for a general way to automate this kind of interaction on a web-browser. Although I'll be using it first to move my mail; I'm after a general way to automate similar repetitive actions. Eg. hit a check-box, hit a radio-button, hit a push-button, wait, repeat -- not just for this particular web-mail system.