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What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'?
8 answers
459 votes
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How can I pass a command line argument into a shell script?
27 answers
324 votes
444k views
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How can I get my external IP address in a shell script?
9 answers
239 votes
280k views
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What causes this green background in ls output?
8 answers
206 votes
104k views
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Is Linux a Unix?
9 answers
127 votes
67k views
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What's the most appropriate directory where to place files shared between users?
20 answers
121 votes
307k views
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How to count the number of a specific character in each line?
6 answers
113 votes
141k views
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What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?
8 answers
105 votes
519k views
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How to find the installation path for a software under linux?
7 answers
63 votes
88k views
24 bookmarks
Indent several lines with VIM?
5 answers
56 votes
39k views
28 bookmarks
How do I tell I'm running in a chroot?
4 answers
52 votes
22k views
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What's the difference between running a program as a daemon and forking it into background with '&'?
1 answer
40 votes
3k views
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What happens when Ctrl + Alt + F<Num> is pressed?
2 answers
33 votes
3k views
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What is Unix now?
1 answer
32 votes
11k views
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What do the device files in /dev actually do?
4 answers
30 votes
7k views
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Is there a way to pipe the output of one program into two other programs?
4 answers
28 votes
39k views
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Is it possible to stop a shutdown command?
8 answers
28 votes
24k views
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Disable Keyboard & Mouse input on unix (under X)
5 answers
27 votes
13k views
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How to "jail" a process without being root?
4 answers
22 votes
44k views
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How do I handle switches in a shell script?
5 answers
22 votes
47k views
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Where do I change my shell?
1 answer
22 votes
4k views
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Switch between numbers and symbols on caps lock
2 answers
19 votes
10k views
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Why does high disk I/O reduce system responsiveness/performance?
3 answers
16 votes
3k views
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How can I start a cronjob 1 hour later each day?
4 answers
13 votes
16k views
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How do real and effective user IDs work?
3 answers
11 votes
1k views
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Why are files in my home dir being created as world-writable despite a more-restrictive umask?
4 answers
11 votes
9k views
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How can I move a process into the background and also silence its output?
3 answers
9 votes
5k views
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How can I set that only root + a given user can shut down my pc?
2 answers
6 votes
2k views
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Emacs' file extension recognition
3 answers
5 votes
4k views
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How to speed up my build