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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


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answered What is the purpose of sockets in layman terms?
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comment Process Being Killed due to low swap
Consider is the amount of memory that the process uses bounded. Is the memory used in a stack like way, not too much random access. If so then try adding more swap. This will need space on the secondary storage device (hard disk).
Mar
18
revised Relations between Linux distributions releases and updates
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Mar
15
answered Relations between Linux distributions releases and updates
Mar
15
comment Why should you NEVER edit the /etc/shadow file directly?
Because you will break it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon
Mar
15
revised Switch user in a shell script without entering the password
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Mar
15
answered Switch user in a shell script without entering the password
Mar
14
reviewed Edit Permanently disable IPv6, for a given interface?
Mar
14
revised Permanently disable IPv6, for a given interface?
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Mar
14
revised Error while installing Apache; error is “E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”
capital letters and formatting error
Mar
14
revised Combine xargs argument with some text
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Mar
14
comment Why do we use “./” to execute a file?
@Michael security and sanity: If it searched in . first then it would be a security issue, you or someone else could replace ls for example (a simple virus/trojen: make a zip file with an executable named ls in it, as someone is searching through, they run this executable, that …) . If it searched in . last then you can spend a long time going crazy not knowing why your program is not working (e.g. you make a program called test, instead of running your program it runs the systems test program. Which produces no output).
Mar
14
comment bash division of numbers in text file
Can you show us the text-file with the numbers (add to question). And exactly what you have tried.
Mar
14
answered Combine xargs argument with some text
Mar
11
revised kde with no root window
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Mar
11
asked kde with no root window
Mar
11
comment How to start the twm manager on a system which already has a window manager ?
twm does not support the protocol to replace window manager. Therefore you will have to kill the old one, and start twm. Also you should not start an X11 server, it is already running. So just kill existing wm, and run twm.
Mar
11
comment Kali For Music Production + Possible To Mix Distros?
I don't fully understand the 2nd question, but no and no. You say you want the ubuntu studio kernel. However dbootstrap with chroot does not install a working kernel. Therefore you can not dbootstrap/chroot ubuntu studio for what you want. The other way around may get you what you want.
Mar
8
comment User created with different UID and GID
I think that all that matters is that group 1007 is named alf: so that user alf has a group alf.
Mar
8
comment What is in /dev /proc and /sys
Also, they don't keep the sort of files that you should backup. They are dynamically generated. They use special “Magic” file-systems.