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Feb
16
revised Where does LVM store its configuration?
http://garyes.stormloader.com/its.html might be helpful.
Feb
16
suggested approved edit on Where does LVM store its configuration?
Jan
28
comment Why does running `killall init` as user log me out?
@TimSeguine As the name says, it is sent to all processes with this name. BTW, some people prefer pkill instead of killall because killall works completely different on other systems such as Solaris...
Jan
26
comment How to get the last N files in a directory?
@HaukeLaging Even if it is currently not a problem (because I don't have "complicated" firenames in my directory), I might have in 2 years, and suddenly things fall on my feet...
Jan
26
comment How to get the last N files in a directory?
"If there are only files and their names do not contain whitespace..." makes it a bad solution and surely inferior to others...
Dec
31
comment What is the /boot partition really for?
@HNML, you are quoting wrong. It is not the Linux distribution which had no access, but merely the boot loader.
Dec
28
comment Does a Linux server use swap space of an SSH client?
Do you really think the server pushes such a lot of data to the client side only in order to retrieve it back at a later time?
Dec
10
comment Why is a named pipe as slow as writing to a file?
Writing to /dev/null is actually quite cheap, while writing anywhere else - be it a file, a FIFO, a pipe or whatever - is much more expensive as it needs "a lot" of handling effort.
Nov
3
comment Why do directories need the executable (X) permission to be opened?
Great answer, but too focused on the term "working directory". I need the x bit for any access to this file: for cat a/b/c/d, I need the x bit on all a, b and c, even if I don't use them as cwd.
Oct
30
comment Why can Shell builtins not be run with capital letters but other commands can?
@chepner OMG. Ant they still call it kind of Unix, do they?...
Oct
27
comment Is >&- more efficient than >/dev/null?
@psmears Working with mmap() and defaulting to read()/write() in the case of failure would definitely be an option...
Aug
22
comment What does `mv ./*` without specifying destination do?
"I'm surprised that mv accepts 1 argument" It doesn't. It accepts all arguments the shell passed to it after expanding the *.
Aug
9
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Jul
6
revised How to zip a file and save it in another directory
changed the tags and the wording of the question.
Jul
6
suggested approved edit on How to zip a file and save it in another directory
Jul
6
comment How to zip a file and save it in another directory
You don't do that on PuTTY. PuTTY is just the tool you use to access the "other" computer; so it is not a PuTTY question, but (maybe) a shell one.
Jun
24
comment “mv” command— file vanished into non-directory
"Worse, my file seems to have disappeared. A new file, myuser@mywebsite.org, has appeared" What MIGHT be the content of that file? Don't you want to guess?
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
8
comment ctrl c vs. ctrl z with foreground job
"Wouldn't the other way make more sense?" Could you specify why you think it would?
Apr
23
comment Is making /var/log directory read only on debian linux safe?
FHS is not by Deban; they only cite it. It is a standard which is relevant for all kind of Unixes and alike systems.