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Nov
24
answered advance strategy to interrupt a linux application that has “hung” and made X desktop unresponsive
Nov
24
answered How do you set the path in a non-shell environment (KDE)?
Nov
22
comment Use find and tar together
Why bother with tar if you're only putting one source file in each archive. Just....find /home/log/2011/10 -name "acct.201110[0-9]" -exec bzip2 {}; and tarring the compressed files, although slightly less efficient than compressing the archive is more robust.
Nov
18
comment A question about permissions of hierarchical directories
[root@dev base]# chmod o-x test [root@dev base]# exit exit [colinm@dev base]$ ls -ld test drwxrwxr-- 2 root root 4096 Nov 18 12:23 test [colinm@dev base]$ ls -l test total 0 ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? test/afile [colinm@dev base]$ cd test -bash: cd: test: Permission denied [colinm@dev base]$ cat test/afile cat: test/afile: Permission denied
Nov
17
answered A question about permissions of hierarchical directories
Nov
16
answered How to listen to all ports (UDP and TCP) or make them all appear open in Debian
Nov
16
answered Choosing a filesystem for a shared disk (not a cluster filesystem like GFS)
Nov
15
comment What's the best way to join files again after splitting them?
Why do you think 'cat x* > myImage.iso' is 'more efficient' than 'copy /b file1 + file2 + file3 outputfile'?
Nov
9
answered How to specify the inbox for fetchmail?
Nov
8
answered How to get netmask from bash?
Nov
8
answered How does Linux keep track of filesystems?
Nov
8
answered What can I use that is small, has linux, an ethernet port, and a hard drive?
Nov
4
answered How can I monitor the load of a php script on a server?
Nov
3
comment What linux is best suited for people new to computers?
"Computers here are..." rather implies that they won't be installing / configuring the systems themselves - Puppy is different from conventional Linux in a number of ways (which IMHO add value) but the UI is what you tell it to be.
Nov
1
answered What linux is best suited for people new to computers?
Nov
1
comment What linux is best suited for people new to computers?
"UI is almost the same as Windows" - hardly as basis for recommending it.
Nov
1
comment I need to transfer a very large folder over FTP, without creating a file first
For all kinds of transfers FTP is not the best choice!
Nov
1
comment Why is Unix still used if Linux is based off of it, and Linux is free?
:) keyword is "more" - i.e. better.
Oct
28
comment Can I use tail with a file both as input and destination?
the second method is better - but misses a very important step. If there is still a file handle open on logfile the footprint will exist on the disk until it is closed (and the application will continue to write to the old footprint - not the new file). You need to tell the application to reopen the file.
Oct
28
answered Why is Unix still used if Linux is based off of it, and Linux is free?