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Stéphane Chazelas
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445 votes
4 answers
75k views

Why not use "which"? What to use then?

255 votes
3 answers
40k views

Security implications of forgetting to quote a variable in bash/POSIX shells

121 votes
9 answers
11k views

On what systems is //foo/bar different from /foo/bar?

43 votes
1 answer
7k views

Why the "-" in the "#! /bin/sh -" shebang?

32 votes
2 answers
3k views

Security implications of running perl -ne '...' *

29 votes
3 answers
7k views

How can we know who's at the other end of a pseudo-terminal device?

28 votes
2 answers
4k views

How to execute an arbitrary simple command over ssh without knowing the login shell of the remote user?

22 votes
3 answers
3k views

find out which file descriptors share the same "open file description"

20 votes
2 answers
2k views

Command to retrieve the list of characters in a given character class in the current locale

20 votes
6 answers
5k views

Get the display width of a string of characters

19 votes
2 answers
2k views

explanation on chown(1) POSIX spec

19 votes
1 answer
927 views

Slurp-mode in awk?

17 votes
1 answer
897 views

How to use associative arrays safely inside arithmetic expressions?

17 votes
6 answers
5k views

Store output of a command into a ring-buffer

15 votes
1 answer
3k views

How to log all system calls made by a process and all its descendants with auditd

12 votes
2 answers
9k views

Equivalent of "truss -T" and "truss -U" on Linux?

9 votes
2 answers
783 views

xtrace equivalent in the fish shell

8 votes
1 answer
347 views

How to display the non-sparse parts of a sparse file?

8 votes
2 answers
6k views

booting qemu/kvm directly from a file system

8 votes
1 answer
488 views

On what UNIX-like system / filesystem is the st_blocks field returned by stat() not a number of 512-byte units?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is it possible to tell Xorg not to listen on the abstract socket

6 votes
1 answer
696 views

audit activity on abstract domain sockets?

5 votes
2 answers
774 views

Why does $((0.1)) expand to 0.10000000000000001 in zsh?

5 votes
0 answers
773 views

What chunks are mismatched in a Linux md array?

3 votes
1 answer
129 views

How do I restore Shift+MouseButton = select when mouse protocol is enabled in xterm 361?