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Jun
15
answered How can I improve my productivity in Linux?
Jun
14
revised What are the main differences between BSD and GNU/Linux userland?
Add link to Groklaw's explanation of AT&T/UCB settlement.
Jun
14
comment What are the main differences between BSD and GNU/Linux userland?
Thansk, Evan. Fixed it.
Jun
14
revised What are the main differences between BSD and GNU/Linux userland?
Fix an incorrect link.
Jun
14
answered What are the main differences between BSD and GNU/Linux userland?
Jun
14
comment How can I get rid of this invisible file?
Then I wasn't clear either: I don't think you have an "invisible" file. You have a file that has a name with a prefix of "akorg", and a few non-zero-value bytes at the end. Various tools choose to display that filename different ways, giving you the impression that an "invisible" file or directory exists. The only "invisible" things in Unix/Linux have names that begin with a '.', and that's only by convention of the ls command.
Jun
13
revised How can I get rid of this invisible file?
Fix a typo. Remove a prooun without an antecedent.
Jun
13
answered How can I get rid of this invisible file?
Jun
9
answered Securely feeding a program with a password
Jun
6
answered Carriage return issue
Jun
6
answered Is any part of the X.org software multithreaded?
Jun
5
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Jun
4
comment agonizing over the Unix epoch
Love the title.
Jun
3
answered Editing config file via a bash script
Jun
2
answered Internet disappears regularly
Jun
1
answered Why is my tar file bigger than its contents?
May
31
comment Get current terminal name
Your answer got me wondering where tty gets the name of the PTY or TTY. I ran strace -o spork tty to find out that it does a readlink on a /proc file: readlink("/proc/self/fd/0", "/dev/pts/5"..., 4095) = 10 It's great that /proc can be used to do such nifty things, but what did earlier Unixes, without a flexible /proc filesystem, do to get tty name?
May
30
answered Creating a terminal device for interprocess communication
May
30
comment Why does exec file generate 4 processes in Linux?
It's possible that GCC compiling for Windows does multi-threading where compiling for native linux execution does fork/exec. Or maybe I misunderstand where the two executables run.
May
29
answered Why not use pathless shebangs?