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Jan
10
comment Typical text files present on all (most) GNU/Linux systems?
Many thanks for the answer @tintifaxx - however, I think all of the files in /proc report a file size of 0; and now I remember I actually think I tried them once long ago (cannot remember exactly in what context or with what program, unfortunately); and whatever program I was using failed, I think it was because if was trying to seek to the end of file first... so I'd still appreciate a suggestion for a "proper" text file. Good to keep this in mind though - cheers!
Jan
10
asked Typical text files present on all (most) GNU/Linux systems?
Dec
4
asked Find where is a shared library symbol defined on a live system / list all symbols exported on a system
Nov
27
comment Automatically load a user function at startup with awk?
Thanks for the comment, @terdon - I simply want to avoid making new aliases, and have a set of commonly used functions be always automatically loaded... And I don't want to alias awk itself, because then I may eventually forget it has been aliased :) - and making up extra alias names is extra cognitive load... I guess I'm too used to the concept of "automatically load startup script" from e.g. bash ... Cheers!
Nov
27
asked Automatically load a user function at startup with awk?
Nov
21
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Nov
8
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Nov
7
comment Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?
Many thanks for that, @damphat - the script looks pretty good (I may want to study it for other types of ASCII terminal tree rendering); accepted - cheers!
Nov
7
accepted Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?
Oct
24
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Oct
18
asked Obtaining XWindows GUI menu item/widget names from the command line
Aug
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asked Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?
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6
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Jun
4
comment Copy multiple files into one (append, merge) in single invocation without shell redirection?
Many thanks, @StephaneChazelas - that is the sort of syntax that I needed (unfortunately, it didn't help with my kernel calls, as they are still being skipped - but at least now I know those "skips" are not due to shell redirections). Many thanks again - cheers!
Jun
4
accepted Copy multiple files into one (append, merge) in single invocation without shell redirection?
Jun
4
comment Copy multiple files into one (append, merge) in single invocation without shell redirection?
Thanks for the comment, @HaukeLaging - I just wrote in the previous comment that I suspect the "shell instantiation" to be too slow for the kernel call context I'm trying it from - and I tried two dds, and those seem to be "skipped" from my timer function call as well. Which is why I'm looking for an alternative... Cheers!
Jun
4
comment Copy multiple files into one (append, merge) in single invocation without shell redirection?
Thanks for the comment @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams - when I try to call the shell version from call_usermodehelper (from a timer loop in a kernel function), it seems to "skip" some calls; so for debugging purposes I wanted to try an alternative... as I'm not sure if "instantiating" a shell (and redirections) may represent too much overhead in that context, and an alternative is needed. Cheers!
Jun
4
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May
28
comment How do I boot from a liveusb using qemu-kvm?
Just a small note to self here - use the disk/device node in -hdb (e.g. /dev/sdb); NOT the partition (as in /dev/sdb4)