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Nov
30
comment 'mysql' user and group creation, ownership settings
...and 1.) because otherwise the DBMS won't be able to read/write the data
Nov
28
comment How to share files between Linux and Windows?
Or use an NFS client on the MSWindows box
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.