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comment SCO 5.0.7 ftp stopped responding to external WAN requests
Check the cabling. Try known-good cables, ensure they're seated. Also, is there any SCO Unix way to do "mii-tool" or "ethtool" on the interface? Under linux, those two can show you the actual physical configuration, not what you think it is, or what some other software thinks it is.
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revised Why is sudo slow when I mistype my password?
Remove a stray word.
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comment Why is sudo slow when I mistype my password?
@jordanm - thank you! That's exactly what I'm looking for to penalize the Chinese ssh password guessers.
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answered Why is sudo slow when I mistype my password?
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comment How can I end a here-document that starts with <<\\$fff?
@G-Man - much obliged for the thorough and well-thought-out answer to what I had assumed was a rhetorical question. Sometimes rhetorical questions have answers, I reckon.
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answered Is it possible to execute a binary without specifying the full path or the preceding './'?
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comment How can I end a here-document that starts with <<\\$fff?
Pedagogically, why would you put a question like that on a test? It's a corner case at best, probably a worst practice, and easily and habitually avoided by every "here document" writer ever. Sometimes you've gotta wonder about academics...
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comment What does this grep expression mean?
We need to see the exact command you invoke. As it stands, the backslashes might be to protect '*' and '?' from shell expansion, or to keep grep from treating them as metacharacters.
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comment I keep getting error: PHP Startup - libphp5.so missing? PHP seems to run fine with Apache
@PancakeMaker - last things I can think of is to look in /var/log/httpd/error_log when you run the PHP script from the web. You may also want to go into /etc/php/php.ini and turn up error reporting: "error_reporting = E_ALL" and "display_errors = On" and "display_startup_errors = On". That might give you some extra info to go on. Also: now that you're getting a different error, open a new question, complete with version numbers for all the packages involved, and the smallest piece of PHP that triggers the problem.
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comment I keep getting error: PHP Startup - libphp5.so missing? PHP seems to run fine with Apache
@PancakeMaker - my mistake. It's the "apache" package. Try un-installing and re-installing "apache". pacman -Q apache tells me "apache 2.4.12-4"
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comment delete lines of a file from a file
@aroraa - I don't think so. sed has a different idea of how lines are numbered, because it never "backs up", and it has a sequence of input lines. The sed -f solution is probably the best - less work than mine.
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comment I keep getting error: PHP Startup - libphp5.so missing? PHP seems to run fine with Apache
@PancakeMaker - do nm -D /usr/bin/httpd | grep ap_server_root to see if the Apache executable even has that symbol defined in it. Also, is package "httpd" up to date? pacman -S httpd should show you.
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answered delete lines of a file from a file
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comment Output of wc | awk is different in shell script than from cli
There's something going on that you haven't written down. You have a string "somprocess". What's that string in the real script? What's your interactive shell? What version is /bin/bash and your interactive shell? For instance pgrep awk | wc | awk '{print $1}' says 0 for interactive zsh, but 1 for bash and dash.
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comment Is it possible to make an exec call that “returns”?
Apparently it's possible to change a parent process's environment: stackoverflow.com/questions/205064/… But that seems terribly hacky.
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comment I keep getting error: PHP Startup - libphp5.so missing? PHP seems to run fine with Apache
@PancakeMaker - ap_server_root is a .BSS segment symbol (C language global variable) in httpd: nm -D /usr/bin/httpd| grep ap_server_root Are you certain you have a good installation of Apache? Is the ServerRoot value set in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, and is it correct?
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answered I keep getting error: PHP Startup - libphp5.so missing? PHP seems to run fine with Apache
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comment directory structure vs file system
@MaxNanasy - given that two meanings of "file system" are in common use (1. The names and arrangement of directories in a tree structure, and 2. The on-disk format and layout of file and directory structured data, along with the code to maintain and use it), it's pretty hard to come up with a term that's both comprehensible, not defined in a circular fashion, and technically correct. I chose to go with comprehensible and used "partition" instead of other terms. I invite you to suggest term(s) that are more correct, I'm at a loss.