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Debian user, GNU/Linux enthusiast, FLOSS supporter, hobby developer.


Jul
23
comment How to install Java Runtime Environment 7 update 5 for x64 arquitecture on Debian OS?
First things first - have you tried the openjdk java? It's the recommended distribution on Debian systems. If not, then I'd try the java-package route first, before the wiki-how link. With a packaging system as mature as Debian's, always treat generic instructions that involve manually copying and symlink-ing lots of files with a healthy dose of suspicion. With Debian, there's usually a cleaner or, for lack of a better word, more "Debian-way" method.
Jul
23
comment How to log all my DNS queries?
Given how large bind is and its lackluster security record, I think many people would hesitate to install something like that for the sole purpose of logging.
Jul
22
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Jul
22
revised What does .??* mean in a shell command?
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Jul
22
answered What does .??* mean in a shell command?
Jul
22
comment Where to start creating CLI applications?
@EmanuelBerg You are talking about the developer's perspective, not the user's. What I said applies to the user side. As a developer you can set up your workflow however you (or your team) like, but you should definitely take out the extension when you package and ship. (It's probably fine to ship a file with an extension and provide an extension-less symlink for the user.) Any decent editor like vim and emacs should be able to determine file type from the shebang line, NOT the suffix - after all it's what your system uses to find the interpreter to run the file.
Jul
22
answered Bash: kill background jobs
Jul
19
comment Bash: kill background jobs
for pid in $(jobs -p); do kill $pid; done?
Jul
19
comment Bash: kill background jobs
kill $(jobs -p) seems easier.
Jul
19
revised Where are command line arguments (e.g. 'some.text') actually passed to?
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Jul
19
revised Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restart
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Jul
19
revised Difference between “echo $SHELL” and “which bash”
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Jul
19
answered Difference between “echo $SHELL” and “which bash”
Jul
19
revised Why does find's -exec only executes on one result?
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Jul
19
comment Difference between “echo $SHELL” and “which bash”
Also, neither of the two answers are correct about $SHELL. It does not necessarily reflect the currently running shell. Instead, $SHELL is the user's preferred shell, which is typically the one set in /etc/passwd. If you start a different shell after logging in, you can not necessarily expect $SHELL to match the current shell anymore.
Jul
19
comment Difference between “echo $SHELL” and “which bash”
A good thing to note is that which is not really a useful command.
Jul
19
comment Why does find's -exec only executes on one result?
@gasan Yes you can
Jul
19
comment Why does find's -exec only executes on one result?
3 comments in one: -o is much more portable than -or, and means the same thing. I assume the -exec echo is for the sake of illustrating -exec only, since -print would be much better otherwise. For safety reasons, avoid piping find to xargs unless you have find -print0 | xargs -0. If you don't have that, use -exec \; or -exec + instead.
Jul
19
answered Why does find's -exec only executes on one result?
Jul
19
answered How to properly run “top” command through SSH?