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Mar
19
comment tr command not working with octal sequences
Good point about UTF-8. Which raises the question, "Why does anyone do anything other than UTF-8?"
Mar
18
answered Best way to remove lines from a file where matching text (not whole line) exists in another file
Mar
12
answered kernel module function call
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
4
comment Which applications use /usr/share/dict/words
For Arch linux, no packages seem to depend on /usr/share/dict/words, which constitutes its own package, "community/words". pacman -Q -i words seems to indicate that GNU aspell uses it, but there's no package dependency.
Mar
3
comment How does systemd survive a kill -9?
Thanks for noting that. Is this Linux specific? I seem to remember crashing a SunOS workstation back in the early 90s by killing init by mistake. Or not. I was a lot more reckless in my youth.
Mar
3
awarded  Scholar
Mar
3
accepted How does systemd survive a kill -9?
Mar
3
asked How does systemd survive a kill -9?
Feb
28
answered how can “several file nodes” be associated with a single inode?
Feb
28
comment Character count in Unix wc command
@user3539 - It's traditional/convention for Unix/Linux/BSD text editors to put a newline/line feed at the end of the last line in the file, even if you don't. If you made the file with vi/vim, ex or ed, it did it for you. I don't know about all these modern, GUI editors, but I presume they do it too.
Feb
28
revised Character count in Unix wc command
Fix a grave acent problem, mention fgetc() behavior.
Feb
28
answered Simulating user activity
Feb
28
answered Character count in Unix wc command
Feb
26
answered Capture complete process structure/stack
Feb
26
comment How are the processes in UNIX numbered?
Do you know what, if any, performance cost exists for this?
Feb
26
answered Multi-line replace
Feb
18
revised SSH to server, execute commands and give control back to user
Add material about default shell.
Feb
18
answered SSH to server, execute commands and give control back to user
Feb
16
comment What's the difference between a hard links and copied files?
Peter's explanation is good, but he's left out "link count". In the file's inode (on disk metadata) there's a link count. A hard link increments the link count, a soft link doesn't. The kernel is allowed to delete a file's contents if the link count drops to zero.