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answered Regex for all 10 letter words, with unique letters
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comment coreutils that are utf aware?
It would be worth filing a bugreport (even if it ends up being a duplicate) to annoy the coreutils maintainers into actually fixing bugs like this, rather than just adding stupid hacks and toy utilities that nobody needs...
Jul
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answered Why do Linux applications often put the language it was written with in the summary?
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answered Difference between POSIX, Single UNIX Specification, and Open Group Base Specifications?
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comment dd vs cat — is dd still relevant these days?
GNU implementation of...? head -c 1?
May
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comment dd vs cat — is dd still relevant these days?
One more special use: dd can read binary data from nonseekable file descriptors without potentially destroying unread data due to stdio buffering. See here for an example: etalabs.net/sh_tricks.html
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comment What's the reason that “rm -rf a/b” says “a/b is not empty”?
The && should be ; or else ls failure will prevent the script from exiting.
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Apr
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comment Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?
Thanks, I'll check it out. It may be a good choice for Google Talk, but it definitely won't solve the QQ or Skype problem.
Apr
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comment Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?
Yeah, that doesn't change the fact that the interface is horribly outdated and complete unfamiliar to the people who would be using it (and asking why they can't find any of the features they're used to). Also video support on the other networks I asked about is important.
Apr
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comment Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?
I don't like depending on proprietary junk either, but I have clients who need it an the alternative would be running complete Windows systems (and having to maintain them). This question is not about choosing an ideal voice/video over IP system, but about working within existing requirements. :-(
Apr
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comment Does ssh compress connections in a tunnel individually?
But someone sharing your tunnel (local interface) might not be able to sniff your external-interface traffic, so this could be leaking additional information they would not otherwise have.
Apr
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asked Is there a version of Wine that actually runs mainstream chat clients?
Apr
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comment Does ssh compress connections in a tunnel individually?
It sounds like if you're sharing your ssh tunnel with somebody, this provides an attack vector for them to derive information about the nature of your traffic by measuring variations in latency and throughput..