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Sep
19
comment How does one create a directory that can't be seen and can only be accessed via its absolute path name?
@blazonix: Without a super-user the OS would still need a way to grant unusual permissions. And as Linux found out with capabilities, most of these unusual permissions can be abused to grant all the others. If you can load modules into the kernel you can write kernel code. If you can change file permissions you can overwrite ls with an evil version. If you can make backups you can read private files and try to crack the system password hashes.
May
24
awarded  Teacher
Apr
29
comment Which process scheduler is my linux system using?
@TAFKA'goldilocks': but this question totally IS a complete duplicate. Perhaps good answers should be added to the other question instead of here.
Apr
29
comment Which process scheduler is my linux system using?
@TAFKA'goldilocks': I don't have any control over the closing of questions here as my rep is too low.
Apr
29
comment Which process scheduler is my linux system using?
possible duplicate of How can you determine which process scheduler is being used?
Apr
29
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
22
comment Is making /var/log directory read only on debian linux safe?
Or adjusting your settings on the log daemon so it only logs emergency and critical level logs.
Dec
26
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
5
comment Why does no one use the true Bourne shell as /bin/sh?
The downside is that people write scripts that work on their one system, thinking their script is compatible when it isn't. I once fixed almost a hundred Gentoo shell scripts that actually required bash but called /bin/sh. They all broke when I changed /bin/sh to be dash instead of bash.
Sep
20
comment External Cache not socketed
Pentium 2 and 3 cache was sort of socketed. It was in separate chips that were glued into the back of the slot package.
May
13
awarded  Commentator
May
13
comment What doesn't need defragmentation? Linux or the ext2 ext3 FS?
The other answers are good but leave out one important bit: All of the filesystems: ext2/3/4 and NTFS will fragment files quite a lot when low on disk space. If you want to prevent fragmentation, don't allow your filesystem use to exceed 90%.
Mar
10
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
19
comment What happens if a cron script tries to copy a directory at the same time as another process is writing to it?
You do not need a locking scheme. You need an atomic update scheme. What I did for a similar problem is to copy new files into a tmp subdirectory then move them into place after the copy is complete. If you copy subdirectories then use a directory at the same level. Just make sure it is on the same filesystem.
Nov
18
comment pv for directory copy
@StephaneChazelas: Because a pipe's buffer is only 8KB. A program like rsync might want to use a much larger internal buffer.
Nov
8
awarded  Student
Nov
8
asked How to override the Gnome 3 SSH handler?
Oct
10
comment How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?
This does not actually work because GDM seems to only detect full desktop environments, not window managers.
Aug
10
awarded  Scholar
Aug
10
accepted How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?