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Aug
23
comment Where the term “tarball” comes from?
It rolls easier off the tongue than "tar archive" -- and unix geeks would detest the latter on general principle for being redundant as tar stands for Tape ARchive...
Aug
22
comment When in debian 8.1 why is the super user ran with su not sudo?
Most common occurrence of a linux/unix install without sudo is on embedded systems where disk space is at an absolute premium.
Aug
14
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Jul
18
comment PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so'
Try rpm -ql php56w-mysql, that should (it's been a while since I used RPM) give you a list of where the package's files are stored. There may be a mismatch between where it stored them and where php thinks they're supposed to be.
Jul
18
comment PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so'
Which version of linux?
Jul
18
comment When i run “sudo su” i get --bash: command not found for everything
If you really need to become root rather than just execute a single command AS root, try sudo su - instead of sudo su to get the equivalent of a login shell. This will load root's environment and shell configurations.
Jul
18
comment How do I make sudo remember my password for longer?
Point of order, sudo does not "remember your password" so much as it remembers your session -- pam_sudo remembers that you authenticated correctly in that particular console session and retains that flag for passwd_timeout seconds.
Jul
12
revised Convince apt-get *not* to use IPv6 method
Code block formatting
Jul
12
comment Convince apt-get *not* to use IPv6 method
This is a solution for a different question than I asked.
Jul
11
comment How to prevent selected users from using “newgrp” with a password
It's very hard to make sense of your question. Could you try clarifying a bit, perhaps with a no-real-names-please example of what you're trying to accomplish?
Jul
6
comment How do I install GLIBC in Kali/Debian?
FFS. Kali Linux is a penetration testing distro, not one designed for desktop use.
Jun
24
comment Where is .bashrc file found in Linux?
@BROY It answers the question you should have been asking rather than the one you did.
Jun
24
answered Does kali distro not use /etc/environments file?
Jun
23
comment How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?
Note that "Stretch" is the code name for the next release, currently in testing and in no way, shape or form production ready as the current stable release is barely a few months old. If you're unfamiliar with debian as your question suggests, I highly recommend sticking with Jessie for now.
Jun
17
comment Choosing Linux Distro for PostgreSQL
@Marco You may want to look at wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Apt as well, these are actually better maintained than the backports version...
Jun
17
answered Choosing Linux Distro for PostgreSQL
Jun
12
comment Non-root privileged user to find all files with SUID & SGID bit…Permission Required?
sudo find /etc -iname shadow -exec ..... You may want to restrict your sudo permissions a bit tighter than that.
Jun
3
comment not Booting a newly linux kernel inux-2.6.32.65.tar problem
... Did you attempt to install a RHEL kernel package on an Ubuntu system?
Jun
3
comment not Booting a newly linux kernel inux-2.6.32.65.tar problem
More to the point, can you still boot to a different, hopefully working kernel? If so, your system might be salvageable. If not, I recommend a reinstall and hope /home stays intact.
Jun
3
comment not Booting a newly linux kernel inux-2.6.32.65.tar problem
How did you install the kernel? Also, since when is a 2.6 kernel "new" ?