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revised Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?
Add NFS mounting note.
Oct
7
comment Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?
@Christopher Creutzig - agreed, symbolic link not necessary for my example, I just wanted to throw in another example of how a flexible naming schema can work for you. It's perhaps not the very best example.
Oct
7
comment Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?
@RBerteig - maybe tradition, especially in the Windows case, but Rob Pike presents a fairly convincing argument for Unix-style naming schemes in The Hideous Name, pdos.csail.mit.edu/~rsc/pike85hideous.pdf
Oct
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answered Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?
Oct
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comment Prevent `finger` from giving out mail info
You are brave to run fingerd in this day and age. Why give out the info that fingerd gives out? Seems like a security risk to me.
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answered What's wrong with my Arch installation? Randomly bizarre screen output since last upgrade
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answered Arch Install wpa_supplicant from live arch to installed arch
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comment Can a file be retrieved by its inode?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams - do you know of any OS that allows file retrieval by anything other than a file name? Most filesystems have something like an inode (ODS-2's "file header" for example), but I don't know that anything allows retrieval by inode-analog-number.
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Aug
14
comment understanding /dev/disk/by- folders
On my system (x86_64 Arch linux, installed within the last 3 months) all of the /dev/disk/by-*/ entries comprise symbolic links to /dev/sd[ab][1234567] block device files. Of what use are these various naming schemes?
Aug
14
revised Receiving Syslog messages with a systemd Arch Linux
Update with my workaround, which isn't really a solution.
Aug
14
answered Why command `ls -d` only print the `.` directory?