The BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) is a UNIX operating system developed by University of California at Berkeley during the 70s and 80s.

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ssh terminal session times out, how can this be changed

It seems after about 5 minutes an inactive ssh session is terminated. The server is Ubuntu. How can I change this?
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Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer

I have send a large amount of data from one machine to another. If I send with rsync (or any other method), it will go at a steady 320kb/sec. If I initiate two or three transfers at once, each will go ...
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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. My question is if there are console commands for these two operating systems that ...
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Why do we use cp to copy files and not dd? (in unix-derivatives)

For normal file copying in *nix, I've only ever seen people use cp (eg. cp /mnt/mydevice/myfile ~/myfile), but I eventually ran into dd, which appears to do the exact same thing (dd ...