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Mark Plotnick
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367 votes
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Unzipping a .gz file without removing the gzipped file

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Can overwritten files be recovered?

87 votes
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How to rename multiple files in single command or script in Unix?

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-bash: /dev/null: Permission denied

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Why do we need to fork to create new processes?

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Tools for Debugging Routing Tables on a Linux Machine?

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What is the point of mv -f when default behavior already overwrites files?

44 votes

How to debug a bash script?

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Ctrl-C handling in SSH session

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Ctrl+D for ending terminal line input

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Do I need to worry about "tail: unrecognized file system type 0xbeefdead"?

31 votes

How do I source another process's environment variables?

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Why does -a in "#!/bin/sh -a" affect sed and "set -a" doesn't?

29 votes

'seek' argument in command dd

27 votes

How do I redirect only stderr?

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How are terminal length and width forwarded over SSH and telnet?

26 votes
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What does /usr/bin/install do besides copying?

26 votes

What's the philosophy behind delaying writing data to disk?

25 votes
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Correct capitalization of "cron"

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nohup: ignoring input and redirecting stderr to stdout

25 votes
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How to make gdb not ask me "y or n"?

24 votes
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I Can't login as root with su command, but I can with SSH

23 votes
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backgrounded job keeps stopping

22 votes

How to tell if output of a command or shell script is stdout or stderr

21 votes
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A better paste command

20 votes
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system lock up when storage go offline when using nfs mount options bg,hard,nointr

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Is it safe to type another command into STDIN while the previous command is writing to STDOUT?

19 votes

tar exits on "Cannot stat: No such file of directory", why?

17 votes
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mv a file to /dev/null breaks dev/null

17 votes

Why would a backgrounded job with `| less` be stopped, while the other one without it is running?

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