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Warren Young
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389 votes
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How can I find the implementations of Linux kernel system calls?

316 votes
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Keep processes running after SSH session disconnects

272 votes

How do I get the MD5 sum of a directory's contents as one sum?

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What is the purpose of .bashrc and how does it work?

195 votes
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Understanding the exclamation mark (!) in bash

190 votes
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locate vs find: usage, pros and cons of each other

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su vs sudo -s vs sudo -i vs sudo bash

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How can I use ffmpeg to split MPEG video into 10 minute chunks?

131 votes
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What does it mean to be "sh compatible"?

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A layman's explanation for "Everything is a file" — what differs from Windows?

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Is Mac OS X UNIX?

118 votes
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How to run a specific program as root without a password prompt?

101 votes
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Can scp create a directory if it doesn't exist?

98 votes
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What is the difference between kernel drivers and kernel modules?

92 votes

What is /usr/local/bin?

77 votes
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Why is echo a shell built in command?

73 votes
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Why does '/' have an '..' entry?

67 votes
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How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem

67 votes
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Where does MySQL store its databases on Debian?

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Why do hard links exist?

63 votes

Why is `[` a shell builtin and `[[` a shell keyword?

61 votes
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Why the default eth0 interface is down by default on CentOS?

59 votes

How to make putty to not break my session after some time?

57 votes
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What allows BSD to run Linux binaries, but not vice versa?

56 votes

Install R in my own directory

54 votes
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Software developer switching from Linux to OS X, what are the gotchas?

53 votes
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What protocol/standard is used by terminals?

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What's the difference between a kernel oops and a kernel panic?

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In what sense does SATA "talk" SCSI? How much is shared between SCSI and ATA?

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Why do some Linux distributions still have /dev/ttyS0, ttyS1, etc., even though newer computers don't have such a serial port?

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