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answered Exactly what does rpcbind do?
Oct
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answered How to sum up values of each two rows across their line in linux
Oct
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comment Sum of filesize of a list of files
@Scott - legitimate criticisms. Thanks for thinking about it, and writing them down.
Oct
5
comment Why size reporting for directories is different than other files?
@Utku - I think that sounds correct, and is very concise.
Oct
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comment Why size reporting for directories is different than other files?
@Utku - because programs can make use of the real size of a normal file. You can malloc a buffer of the size of the file, and read the file into the buffer. You can read a file size's worth of bytes from the file and send them over a socket. The uses are infinite. If you only have number of blocks, you're stuck reading in the number of blocks and then examining all the bytes to find out where the end-of-bytes are in the blocks. Didn't CP/M do that sort of thing, and pad a file's bytes with Control-Z characters to 512-byte multiples?
Oct
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answered Why size reporting for directories is different than other files?
Oct
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answered Sum of filesize of a list of files
Oct
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answered How to skip over subdirectories in a for loop based on name alone?
Oct
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comment How do pwd and . determine the current path differently?
@G-Man - thanks for the intelligent critique. I added a paragraph to explain that, I hope it's adequate.
Oct
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revised How do pwd and . determine the current path differently?
Add paragraph explainging the shell's prompt display change.
Oct
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comment Unwanted and or Abusive Web Requests
You should look for the login guesser itself. I sincerely doubt it will leave a log file behind, but stranger things have happened. You will not find any record of its outgoing HTTP requests, unless you are doing egress filtering or something like that. Since the login guesser is a hacker tool, it's not going to be polite and put entries in some other system's log file.
Oct
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answered Unwanted and or Abusive Web Requests
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Oct
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answered Commands to learn about an unfamiliar system
Sep
29
reviewed No Action Needed How to prevent screen from terminating once process ends
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reviewed No Action Needed How to echo a bang!
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reviewed No Action Needed zsh is in /usr/bin, but also in /bin, what is the difference?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I low-level format flash memory in Linux?
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reviewed No Action Needed Customize the way stderr is appended to a file
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answered How to repair broken Arch Linux?