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Apr
9
comment What is this dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda do
"Note that this process is extremely tedious and/or expensive and requires extremely specific equipment." Stop spreading this misinformation. The last time this was even theoretically possible was decades ago on technology that is many generations obsolete now. No one has ever demonstrated this kind of recover on modern drives, even in response to public challenges with prize money, e.g. hostjury.com/blog/view/195/…
Mar
11
comment Why the defined path is used as file name when I transfer files through scp to a Windows host?
This is 100% due to the shell on the sending machine. scp is receiving scp a.txt {user}@{ip}:CUsers{user}a.txt as its arguments - it's never even seeing the backslashes.
Apr
25
revised Why do I receive a “/bin/bash cannot find command” error for an alias?
Edit title to match question. Question does not involve PATH at all.
Apr
25
suggested approved edit on Why do I receive a “/bin/bash cannot find command” error for an alias?
Apr
21
comment Shall I save my crontab file in /tmp?
This does not actually answer the question.
Jan
9
comment Read the current IP address from the filesystem?
For that DHCP client. There are many.
Nov
13
comment what is the difference between `find .` and /home/user/* as an input to for command
Furthermore, that find command will recurse (as far as it can) - the wildcard will match only items immediately in the given directory.
Oct
24
comment Will a shell script execute in Solaris? if not, which is the fastest way to make it compatible
Why not just try it?
Oct
17
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Oct
17
comment How do I look up exit codes for applications?
It should also be noted that these are "reserved" only by convention - there is no enforcement (other than good sense) actually preventing, for example, an application using 1 or 2 to mean success. Everything is actually fair game for developers.
Aug
24
comment Why doesn't the tilde (~) expand inside double quotes?
Or you can just not quote the ~, for example ls -l ~/"My Documents"
Jul
23
revised Reverse grepping
Copy edit & format
Jul
23
suggested approved edit on Reverse grepping
Jul
15
revised scp and file owner
Fix minor typo
Jul
15
suggested approved edit on scp and file owner
Jun
25
revised disable CTRL-D window close in terminator (terminal emulator)
Tweaked language, fixed spelling
Jun
25
suggested approved edit on disable CTRL-D window close in terminator (terminal emulator)
Jun
20
comment `test` and `[` - different binaries, any difference?
They're hardlinks to the same inode on my system. The benefit of this over symlinks is that if the symlink target gets removed or moved, the symlink no longer works. If one of the hardlinks to an inode gets moved or removed, all the hardlinks continue to work.
Jun
5
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May
14
revised What is difference between GTK and QT applications?
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