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Life long student of Unix-like operating systems


Dec
7
comment GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk
The UEFI specification is not "loose at best". Like many specifications developed by industry groups, it is deliberately silent on certain issues. The Tianocore reference implementation provides a TUI common interface.
Dec
7
comment Avoid bloating file size when removing OCRed text from a pdf file?
Have you tried setting TMPDIR to somewhere with enough space? TMPDIR is the canonical Unix environment variable that should be used to specify a temporary directory for scratch space.
Dec
7
answered How to display welcome message in unix?
Nov
27
comment GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk
Sorry, I meant to say - why install rEFInd which is a boot manager when UEFI implementations typically also come with a boot manager?
Nov
27
comment GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk
You claimed UEFI was your bootloader - yet you installed rEFInd which is also a bootloader. Why?
Oct
10
comment Why I can't set on the Debian 64 bit on the Virtual Box
Are you on a 64-bit system?
Oct
4
comment Identical MAC address on two different VM, yet I have internet connectivity
@Gilles. You are wrong. Two VMs using the same virtualization software on the same host can have different Ethernet links. Look at VMware Workstation Virtual Network Editor for an example.
Oct
4
comment Where are zsh and mksh incompatible with bash?
@DanL4096. Passing variables to shell scripts that then do not do sufficient sanity checking on the variables is no reason to throw out POSIX. The problem lies with the person that wrote the shell script in the first place.
Sep
21
comment Down single connection
By design, the only reliable way is to either terminate the process that opened the port or somehow get the process that opened the port to close the port.
Sep
21
comment I am trying to find a better/easier way to count alphabetic characters in a file or shell variable
@HalosGhost. I disagree. Unless asked by the OP, a concise reply is perfectly acceptable.
Sep
18
comment autofs does not prompt for password when needed
There is no support in autofs for it to ask for a password while mounting a share.
Sep
18
comment How do I add a launcher in gnome on fedora 20
As far as I am aware, there is no visual solution available in GNOME3
Jul
20
answered Debian thinks my file system is encoded as ISO-8859-1
Apr
25
comment What does exit 99 means?
There are a small number of negative return values specified in POSIX.1 but these are for programming APIs
Apr
20
comment What does exit 99 means?
I never heard of that Unix convention. And your two references do not support your assertion about that convention.
Dec
27
comment Which runlevel is best for a Linux (Debian) server (DBMS/SCM)?
On Debian, runlevels 2-5 are equivalent. 1 is single-user and typicially your database or network will not be up when at runlevel 1
Nov
30
comment Once you mount a file system, how do you read and write the files?
What happens when you cd into /home/memsql/mount?
Mar
21
comment Is it bad/dangerous/inappropriate to put arbitrary backups in /var/backups?
It is not dangerous to do so.
Jan
4
comment Why is the terminal case-sensitive?
Actually Windows filenames can be case-sensitive. They are in the POSIX subsystem for example and see msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681827%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
Jan
1
comment Busybox `uname -r` shows wrong kernel version
Then somewhere within your compilation you are setting the kernel version to 3.1.9+