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Aug
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comment Manage multiple servers
Use the command hexdump to find out if quotation marks differ
Aug
3
comment bash script error: source: not found
I was too lazy to call chmod script.sh so I called it using sh script.sh. Calling it using bash script.sh did work. Also, because it had a shebang line, calling it ./script.sh after chmod'ing it worked.
Jul
12
accepted gpg will not let me change my passphrase
Jul
11
awarded  Curious
Jul
10
comment gpg will not let me change my passphrase
I mean, no one tells you this is a user ID. Anyway, thanks :)
Jul
10
comment gpg will not let me change my passphrase
yes. Gutted ;) Thank you.
Jul
10
asked gpg will not let me change my passphrase
Jun
2
awarded  Revival
May
24
revised Understanding boolean operators in bash script
added tutorial explaining things around this
May
23
accepted how do applications communicate via sockets
May
23
comment How to display open file descriptors but not using lsof command
You probably want to know if your ulimit is exceeded, right? I blogged about this under linuxintro.org/wiki/Is_my_ulimit_exceeded; most importantly, the ulimit is a per-process restriction that you can find under /proc/PID/limits and instead of lsof I would use ls /proc/PID/fd to list the process' file descriptors.
May
19
comment How to display open file descriptors but not using lsof command
you are right, I verified this with a test program, pasted to linuxintro.org/wiki/Ulimit
May
19
comment How to display open file descriptors but not using lsof command
@Gilles, do you have any reference for your statement? I looked into the man page and it explicitely states for -v that it is a per-process limitation but does NOT state this for -n.
May
19
comment How to display open file descriptors but not using lsof command
/proc/sys/fs/file-nr gives me 3872 (and two other numbers). How can this be the count of files I have open if ulimit -n shows me 1024?
Apr
19
comment Getting webcam to work in gentoo
btw I never could solve any problem I have with ekiga, could you?
Apr
19
comment Getting webcam to work in gentoo
we need to understand exactly what you are doing. Call ekiga, click on the camera symbol, right?
Apr
18
awarded  Tumbleweed
Apr
18
comment Getting webcam to work in gentoo
Trying to add this issue to my tutorial on linuxintro.org/wiki/Set_up_a_web_cam. So your webcam works perfectly everywhere but in ekiga, right?
Apr
15
comment What information can I find out about an eventpoll on a running thread?
this question is directed to anybody who can answer it. I hope our savior will find the way here due to the excellent site, question and answer.
Apr
14
comment What information can I find out about an eventpoll on a running thread?
any hint how to troubleshoot further? What is being waited on?