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Gilles 'SO- stop being evil'
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583 votes
3 answers
505k views

What is a bind mount?

375 votes
6 answers
409k views

Why does my shell script choke on whitespace or other special characters?

273 votes
6 answers
202k views

What do the flags in /proc/cpuinfo mean?

172 votes
6 answers
180k views

How do I read from /proc/$pid/mem under Linux?

139 votes
4 answers
16k views

Why are there so many different ways to measure disk usage?

135 votes
17 answers
123k views

Easy way to determine the virtualization technology of a Linux machine?

121 votes
5 answers
58k views

What process created this X11 window?

119 votes
2 answers
35k views

How do keyboard input and text output work?

112 votes
1 answer
20k views

Why does my regular expression work in X but not in Y?

94 votes
3 answers
20k views

How do I recover from the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL?

86 votes
2 answers
23k views

When is dd suitable for copying data? (or, when are read() and write() partial)

81 votes
4 answers
131k views

How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

75 votes
6 answers
6k views

Resources for portable shell programming

70 votes
10 answers
119k views

How to reconnect a logically disconnected USB device?

63 votes
1 answer
6k views

Crash during startup on a recent corporate computer

61 votes
7 answers
17k views

Timing out in a shell script

61 votes
5 answers
48k views

How do I tell I'm running in a chroot?

58 votes
6 answers
69k views

Filtering invalid utf8

37 votes
2 answers
2k views

Completing avfs fake directories in zsh

31 votes
2 answers
13k views

Does (should) LC_COLLATE affect character ranges?

29 votes
8 answers
16k views

Sunrise and other astronomical data from the command line

28 votes
4 answers
7k views

Manipulating X key and pointer grabs on the command line

26 votes
2 answers
22k views

Delete an array in awk

22 votes
1 answer
835 views

Completion for the first argument of cd OLD NEW

22 votes
1 answer
2k views

Using zsh's line editor to wrap around subprocesses

22 votes
2 answers
26k views

Samba mount with password prompt as non-root user

22 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why are my benchmark times not repeatable, even for a CPU-bound task?

20 votes
1 answer
7k views

Reuse D-Bus sessions across login sessions

17 votes
1 answer
17k views

D-Bus authentication and authorization

16 votes
5 answers
7k views

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