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Why doesn't cc (the C compiler) and similar utilities use standard streams by default? [closed]

Background If think most of us agree that filters and pipes are the very foundation of Unix systems. Pipes and filters are very powerful tools. Almost all Unix utilities use the standard input and ...
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Is there a tool that automatically inserts and updates a script header block for e.g. shell or Python scripts?

I found scripts by a former admin who scripted quite nice things with Bash or Python. All his scripts are well formatted and equipped with a always similar looking "script header" or "code header", I ...
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How synchronize two disks (or folders) using symbolic (or hard) links (like rsync)?

I'm searching a tool or a shell script or another program to synchronize two or more folders or disks. But it differs of rsync tool, because, I don't want to duplicate the missing file, but do a ...
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What are the best general purpose programming tools to complement Vim? [closed]

I've been using Vim as my text editor for a little while now and I feel like I'm taking the long way to do anything. I use ctags to tag my code base for navigation and I use grep (although ...