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Software is like coffee: well made, it can make the most tedious tasks bearable; made badly it can ruin your whole day.


Feb
15
comment Options for .hidden files?
I think I understand now. You mean the literal file named .hidden which the Nautilus file manager parses to hide files **other ** than those with the standard .name convention. I have amended my answer with that in mind.
Feb
14
comment Options for .hidden files?
That fixed it; added to answer.
Feb
14
revised Options for .hidden files?
Changed command to use jw013's version
Feb
14
comment Options for .hidden files?
@jw013 I get a syntax error with your version.
Feb
14
answered Options for .hidden files?
Jan
14
comment What's the origin of rc, rc.d, share, proc in Linux?
Most standard directories (like /proc, /usr, and /etc) are explained in depth at tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html. Explanation of commands can be found on Google or in the command's man page.
Jan
14
revised How to partition 22TB disk?
Add GUID Partitions; added 30 characters in body
Jan
14
answered How to partition 22TB disk?
Dec
15
answered Should I install 32 or 64 bit?
Nov
18
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
9
comment What is reliable, autoconnecting wifi manager?
I've used wicd before and it's the best wifi manager for Linux I've found.
Aug
3
comment How to find human-readable information about file types recognized by `file`?
Have you looked at TrID?
Aug
3
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
answered How do you force Linux to detect a PS/2 device (e.g. mouse) on demand?
Jul
13
comment Why are the first 1024 ports restricted to the root user only?
@dmckee it could also be argued that such a design leads to more servers running as root, even if they have the option of running on alternate ports.
Jul
13
awarded  Scholar
Jul
13
comment Why are the first 1024 ports restricted to the root user only?
So, sort of a poor-man's authentication, then? Does this convention have any real benefit in modern *nix-like operating systems?
Jul
13
accepted Why are the first 1024 ports restricted to the root user only?
Jul
13
awarded  Student