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Nov
9
comment Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?
I'veseen this a few times, too. My suspicion is that either (a) Windows isn't telling the truth, (b) the driver isn't telling Windows the truth (c) the Windows driver takes advantage of the wireless hardware better than the Linux driver.
Nov
8
answered Strip most frequent words from text
Nov
8
revised Pipe assigns variable
Add a Zsh solution.
Nov
8
answered Pipe assigns variable
Nov
7
revised Is there an algorithm to decide if a symlink loops?
Clarify what ELOOP denotes.
Nov
7
answered Previously resolved hostnames
Nov
7
answered Is there an algorithm to decide if a symlink loops?
Nov
6
comment Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer
I'm not sure I see the need for one, given that all distros include tools like netstat, where you can see exactly what TCP, UDP, etc ports are open and their status, and also where you can explicitly control known daemon processes. As near as I can tell, Windows users have firewalls because Windows 95 and early NT did not have the tools, or the documentation on what was listening, for folks to feel comfortable putting them on arbitrary networks.
Nov
6
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
6
answered OpenAM to OpenLDAP to SysAID (LDAP) Authentication
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
answered Why does no one use the true Bourne shell as /bin/sh?
Nov
3
comment Can I list the filesystems a running kernel can support?
On my Arch linux laptop, cat /proc/filesystems lists a bunch of "nodev", obviously special-purpose filesystems, plus ext2, ext3, ext4. When I look in /lib/modules/3.11.6-1-ARCH/kernel/fs, I see a number of others, like "fats", "btrfs", "reiserfs" which are also regular on-disk filesystems, but don't appear in the /proc/filesystem list. What's up with that?
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
comment How to find frequency of occurrences of strings contained in a file?
@coder - see second script. I think that works.
Oct
30
revised How to find frequency of occurrences of strings contained in a file?
Edit to answer the edited question more precisely.
Oct
29
revised Diff head of files
Note how to tell where in "bigger" "smaller" lies.
Oct
29
answered Diff head of files
Oct
28
awarded  shell-script
Oct
27
answered How to find frequency of occurrences of strings contained in a file?