Questions tagged [utilities]

small programs used on the command line to do a specific job

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Why do some utilities parse operands before options?

According to several sources, the UNIX utility guidelines specify that operands should always be processed after options: utility_name[OPTIONS][operands...] Some older UNIX utilities are known to ...
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Why doesn't uname -a return a useful identifier

I typed the command uname -a into my college's server and got this: 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Sep 6 20:14:03 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Are they trying to hide the version of Linux that ...
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uname -p -i are unknown

Why does this happen? Everything else printable with uname is shown. I am not looking into fixing this. Even the manual page of uname says that it's a common output. I just want to know why.
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Taskwarrior: Recurring tasks that are due relative to the day of recurence

I would like to create a task in taskwarrior that repeats every day and is due every day or the day after. Is that possible? Didn't find anything on the net or the documentation.