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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?
Oct
28
answered Burning a directory structure from a stdin pipe
Oct
21
answered How to really security a linux-mint-desktop?
Oct
18
answered How to maximize the use of computer performance Core i7
Oct
18
answered Managed code programming languages in Linux
Oct
18
answered tar with relative paths
Oct
7
answered Is it possible to kill another user's program? How?
Oct
6
comment How to remove obsoleted logs with logrotate?
On a laptop do you really need to keep any logs? - You might consider switching off syslogd (to reduce writes) and deleting files from /tmp and /var/log at boot/shutdown. You might even consider putting these on a ramdisk or tmpfs
Oct
5
comment Permission Advice for Webserver
As I said I don't know what your security model is - but I'd be very surprised if that is the case.
Oct
5
comment How do i run a process in a specific directory?
"cd /my/directory && mono --debug /path/bin &" would be better.
Oct
5
comment send html using mailx
(and make sure that the file you contain really is 7bit encoded! - or use cat -v)
Oct
4
answered Permission Advice for Webserver
Oct
4
comment Script or tool for maintenance (archive/remove old files, clean temporal files, etc…) on Unix/Linux
Yes, you can use them for those functions.
Sep
30
answered How to check password with Linux?
Sep
30
comment Script or tool for maintenance (archive/remove old files, clean temporal files, etc…) on Unix/Linux
Are you saying that logrotate doesn't use globbing, file modification times?
Sep
26
answered IPTables and transparent proxies
Sep
26
comment DEC ANSI command sequence questions; cursor movement
No - I'm not saying there should be an entry in terminfo for your hardware - there WILL be an entry for a VT102 though describing all the command sequences which nethack or any other curses based application will use.
Sep
22
comment What could cause strange behavior in file(1) command?
Is it sending both responses on the same stream?
Sep
22
answered DEC ANSI command sequence questions; cursor movement