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Mar
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awarded  Scholar
Mar
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accepted How does systemd survive a kill -9?
Mar
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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
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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
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answered Capture complete process structure/stack
Feb
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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
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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.
Feb
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comment Convincing boss that I need to use Linux
Yes, install Cygwin. "cmd.exe" is just pitiful, and the PowerShell thing looks like a swamp of complexity. I predict you won't get to use Linux, because your boss probably uses Windows. There's something addictive about Windows for people in management, and they can't seem to imagine that anything else is even possible.
Feb
13
comment Why do inode-based file systems NOT need reboot after updating library versions?
Two observations: some file systems (ReiserFS) don't really have "inodes", but they do store a file's metadata separate from the file's data blocks, and separate from the directory entry. Second, what metadata is kept in a location pointed to by the inode, and not in the inode itself?
Feb
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comment Why do inode-based file systems NOT need reboot after updating library versions?
Take a look at these two other questions: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4950/what-is-an-inode and unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4402/…
Feb
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awarded  Custodian
Feb
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reviewed Excellent In Unix speak what is the difference between a shell script and an executable?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement What does the term static variable mean in unix speak?