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JdeBP
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How does systemd use /etc/init.d scripts?

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What is the difference between these commands for bringing down a Linux server?

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Set systemd service to execute after fstab mount

94 votes

What did the sticky bit originally do when applied to files?

81 votes

Understand logging in Linux

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How does Unix keep track of a user's working directory when navigating the file system?

78 votes

New parent process when the parent process dies

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Why does /etc/resolv.conf point at 127.0.0.53?

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What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?

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What is /etc/mtab in Linux?

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What's this I hear about First Edition Unix being restored?

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What exactly does init do?

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ip vs ifconfig commands pros and cons

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Is there a way to save a command in Ubuntu terminal if I haven't entered it?

45 votes
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How do some tools (e.g. nano , less) manage to leave no content in terminals after exit?

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Is systemd-journald a syslog implementation?

43 votes

Systemd kills service immediately after start

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Why is the behavior of `command 1>file.txt 2>file.txt` different from `command 1>file.txt 2>&1`?

41 votes

Do the common programs (for example: "ls", "cat") in Linux and BSD come from the same source code?

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What exactly is "a stop job", as in "A stop job is running..."?

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Understanding home configuration file locations: ~/, ~/.config/ and ~/.local/share/

38 votes

So what was the "u area" in UNIX?

38 votes

How to trick a command into thinking its output is going to a terminal

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What's the default file for `hostname`?

36 votes

How do pipelines limit memory usage?

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What is the bin user for?

31 votes
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Why doesn't printf escape newlines?

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Where does the TERM environment variable default get set?

30 votes

How to use /dev/fb0 as a console from userspace, or output text to it

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Why would I chroot for sandboxing for security if my application can from the beginning run at a lower level?

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