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Is the shell ksh93 dead?

On 10/1/2013 Glenn Fowler posted this to the ast-users mailing list: As has been pointed out several times on the AST and UWIN lists, AT&T gives very little support to OpenSouce software, which ...
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How to use Linux kernel driver bind/unbind interface for USB-HID devices?

First background. I am developing a driver for Logitech game-panel devices. It's a keyboard with a screen on it. The driver is working nicely but by default the device is handled by HID. In order to ...
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Entry point of linux kernel [closed]

In the linux kernel is there a file that I can start to add my code, ex. load libraries? thanks
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How do I create a local repository for NixOS/nixpkgs?

All the instructions I find for creating a local repository of Nix packages involve creating a local clone of the main nixpkgs repository and adding to that. Is there a way I can create a small ...
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Is GNU PDF Library in active development?

I've been hearing about The GNU PDF Library since 2007. Since then I've been looking forward to see this tool in the wild, but four years have passed and it seems to me that this is a painfully long ...
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When to use standard error stream in command-line application?

Is there a guideline when to use the error when writing a command-line application? To my surprise, I didn't find anything when googling it. In particular, the question I'm concerned with right now ...
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Building GCC inside a chroot from source

In a previous question I asked about creating a chroot that simulates my embedded device environment. It was suggested that I build from source GCC and binutils first inside my chroot. To attempt this ...
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Where is the core of Unix?

I know there are a lot of questions like this, but I certain this one is rare. I am a computer programmer who wants to take on the challenge of building an operating system. I want to base it on Unix ...
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Why Gnome 3.22 Assistive On Screen Keyboard supports only Qwerty?

This thread is the continua of the thread How to confirm successful bug report in Debian reportbug? because I could not file the bug report by bugreport in Debian. Assistive technology > On Screen ...
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What Linux distribution(s) contribute the most development to the GNOME project?

If I plan to contribute to the GNOME project, am I advised to use THAT distribution as my primary development platform or does my choice remain a simple matter of taste? EDIT: I'm a Linux user and my ...
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is it okay to assume my commands in use are exist by default with almost all distributions

I'm maintaining a small USB device driver code for Linux. This is a user mode code so , there are places that we need to find what is the version of libudev so and etc. So the only way that I came up ...
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Python in GNOME code base

Is Python present in the Gnome code base? If so, how is it involved? Note: My question concerns the core GNOME Desktop Environment only (e.g. nautilus, gnome-session, NetworkManager) and any ...