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May
6
comment creating new filesystem?
... More to the point, technically windows has the same limitation, just under the hood -- For all that it's got multiple drive letters, they all branch from the non-visible 'my computer' root even in dos mode.
May
6
comment creating new filesystem?
In that case, short answer: No. The way the entire concept of the unix filesystem hierarchy is designed is that there's one root that everything else branches off. You're not getting out from under there without rewriting the entire VFS.
Apr
15
comment How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem
@val0x00ff Also possibly useful to know is the fact that all three of the init systems you know can and will honor standard LSB init.d scripts if they're found...
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?
@JdeBP I'd equate them to, say, the sendmail command at this point -- Like with MTAs, it doesn't actually matter what init system you use because all of them will recognize both shutdown and halt as such.
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?
@JdeBP Back when I wrote this systemd was out for less than a year and I'd never even heard of it, mind. :)
Mar
31
comment Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?
At a guess, the "keys" it found are whatever control buttons that particular brand of webcam comes with, so Xorg registers them as a keyboard-type interface so it'll know how to handle the buttonpress events.
Mar
26
comment Impossible to browse web after configuring iptables
You allow traffic to a http/https port, but not the return traffic.
Mar
2
comment Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion
Try the amd64 version instead, it should work.
Feb
6
comment adding programs to path
Sorry, $PATH isn't recursive -- and IMO, shouldn't be, so you may be out of luck. Best advice I can add would be to write a tool that keeps your symlinks in order.
Feb
6
comment What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux?
... Sorry, your 'clarification' still really doesn't clarify anything. Again, where did you first hear this term?
Feb
6
comment What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux?
I agree with @Celada -- without more context as to where you heard the term it's impossible to give a meaningful answer.
Jan
31
comment How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?
apt-get -uf install php5-auth-pam didn't work?
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
No, this applies to regular files as well. If it's marked executable for anyone, it'll be executable for root.
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
And it's technically not so much "You don't have permission to execute this file" as it's "as far as I know this isn't an executable file" but the filesystem didn't see a point in adding the distinction.
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
Note: The execution bit is checked for existence, not whether it's applicable to root - create a directory as your own user and chmod it to 700 - root will walk right in.
Jan
20
comment How to remove junk characters from the file generated by script command in linux
dos2unix will just clear out the ^Ms, it won't help with the ansi coding that got recorded.
Jan
15
comment System sends alert when root-login fails three times
Most likely the PAM subsystem, but impossible to answer conclusively without more information about your system than you've included in your question.
Jan
14
comment Why does the root user need sudo permission?
And besides, I've more than once accidentally started an admin-level command with sudo while I already was root, just because it's ingrained into my muscle memory...
Jan
10
comment Updating openssl on debian squeeze
Do nod try to mix binaries from different distribution versions. You'll wind up breaking lots of stuff.
Jan
4
comment SSD dedicated to swap-only fails on Debian or Ubuntu
SSDs sound like a terrible idea for swap space.