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Installing Cygwin C and C++ compilers for NetBeans IDE 7.2

I am very new to Cygwin, C, C++ and NetBeans IDE 7.2. My PC is running MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 OS. I have read the documentation on how to install the Cygwin C C++ compilers. http://netbeans.org/...
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how is envp argument passed to execve system call?

Suppose I call int execve(const char *filename, char *const argv[], char *const envp[]) where I malloced memory for envp, then how does the program filename access the contents of that array when ...
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How to remove password of PDF with known password? [duplicate]

I have a personal PDF that I would like to remove the password for because the password was my old phone number (which I may forget). How can this be done? Maybe relevant that the PDF contains form ...
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C/C++ functions tag for Geany [closed]

I want to generate the C/C++ functions tag for Geany like those that included in the archive, how I can do that. I want to get auto completion when entering a functions name. Thanks in advance for any ...
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Record a process's User/System/Real time in Linux/Bash with greater precision

What I am looking for is something along the lines of /usr/bin/time, however, this usually does not have enough precision. I am running a C program (that I can edit and recompile) and I need to ...
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Get Physical NIC's Mac Addresses on Linux

I am trying to get the mac addresses of a Linux machine. I only want the physical NIC's though, not the virtual ones. I have been doing some searching and maybe I am not punching in the right terms ...
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How to add “Read & execute” permission in Windows 7 for file on Samba drive

From a C program I would like to add "Read & execute" permission in Windows 7 for a file on a Samba drive. The "icacls" program is used in example below, but a C library call could also be a ...
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Environment variable's address is changing?

Don't ask why I am not posting this at Stack. So I have this small C program. It returns the address of the environment variable specified in argv[1]. #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h&...
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execvp exec format error for shell script on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

We have two RHEL 6 systems that are running identical versions of the kernel and glibc (glibc–2.12–1.90.el6_3.6). According to the POSIX standard and the Linux man pages, if the kernel determines that ...
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What's the most easy-to-install Neural Network C++ library with command-line for Linux? [closed]

I'm a fan of the "test first" approach to programming. My C++ program needs a neural net. I've been trying FANN (http://leenissen.dk/fann/wp/) but it's been a struggle, as it requires a language ...
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Linux file contains “@^@^@^@”, how to restore?

I just finished writing a large c code, but when I save and open again the file contains strange characters: "@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@...
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Why does the shell perform pathname expansion for utilities?

This question is a sequel of how does grep work? It seems that the shell does the expansion of *.* to all applicable/available files and provide that to utilities like grep. Why does the shell need ...
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Where can I download the .so for OpenSSL

Does anyone know if it is possible to download the latest shared library of OpenSSL from their website? I can only find the source, so maybe they don't make it available. I know I can build this ...
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Full screen mode not working for tc

I am using a windows 7 os. I am assigned by my instructor to write a C program to draw a circle. I was asked to do it using turbo c. Now, I have installed tc from an old cd of mine. When I open my C:\...
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How to mix MP3's using LAME

I have N MP3 files (N files for example). I need to superimpose, or mix them into one. Is there a special LAME function for performing such an operation?
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Copying Unix Executable File content from file to file

I am simply experimenting but have found a phenomena that I would be very appreciative if someone could try to explain. I write a simple Hello World program in C. Use gcc to compile this program into ...
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Making the keyboard eject switch work

I am using Linux.My keyboard switch for ejecting the CDROM does not work though it displays an eject button on the screen. I need to make it work. I know ejecting a cdrom using system call is as ...
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How to maximize GNOME Terminal on Linux

Environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, C language , Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers Question: I'm programming a typing tutor which run on GNOME terminal, i want to maximize terminal when run ...
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Using (embedding?) wireshark in a C application for sniffing [closed]

I'm writing a C/C++ application which needs (among other things) to sniff packets and save the output in a file. This file will be read and processed by wireshark after a few days, using a LUA script ...
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Unable to compile GTK+ application

I'm trying to compile a simple GTK app for testing on a Trisquel 7 machine. The packages are derived from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have libgtk2.0-dev installed, but when I try to compile, this is the ...
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when trying to install the watir or watir-webdriver gem on Windows 7 via cygwin, getting long C stack trace with mentions of “W32 socket” issues

When running: $ gem install watir on Windows 7 (cygwin), I get this ERROR: Error installing watir: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /usr/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb checking for ffi.h... ...
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How can I install GCC on Mac OS X Lion without Xcode?

I find it really hard to believe there is not a simple solution to install GCC on Mac without having to download and install more than 1 GB+ of Xcode. I found a site that helps reduce the amount ...
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How can code/software access locations in memory that it's not supposed to?

By default, when applications run, they are limited in the amount of RAM they are allowed to access right? Technically my VLC could not access memory addresses used by Chrome. But how is it possible ...
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Upgrading gcc for a specific user account

I work on a computing cluster running CentOS6/RHEL6 that I share with ~100 other users, overseen by a single IT admin. Recently, I started writing in C++, and some of my code depends on C++11. ...
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Change network settings programmatically without root

I want to change network configurations like dhcp, ip address and so on programmatically. But what I don't want, is to run my application as root. So my question is: What would be a common approach ...
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How to invoke shell script while staying in interactive mode

When I call: execl("/bin/sh", "/bin/sh", (void *) NULL); The /bin/sh/ program is started, which opens a shell in which I can type commands. However, if I call: execl("/bin/sh", "/bin/sh", "~/...
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How to know on which socket is a processor core?

I have a dual socket 8 core system, 4 cores on one socket and the other 4 cores on the other socket. How can I find, which core is on which socket through /proc/cpuinfo. For example here, on which ...
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How can I automatically lock the screen when idle in CentOS?

How can I automatically lock the screen when idle in CentOS? I would like it so that a user has to re-enter their password once the machine has been idle for a period of time. If there is no option ...
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How do sockets deal with routers?

(Not sure if this should be on the unix stackexchange site...) When I make a socket I use IPv4 and a port number. So if I know both of these, but there's a router set up (on a home network; just ...
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Using this C++ library

I'm trying to use an executable file (written in C) that calls a C++ library. I'm getting this error in my Windows Server 2008 box: Faulting application name: sample.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp:...
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openSSL Key and Certificate

As far I know, in an authenticated SSL connection, both the client and server have private keys and provide their certificates (with the corresponding public keys) across the connection before ...
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Cannot compile C programs after deleting libc.a and libc.so

I removed libc.a and libc.so files from my Raspberry Pi. I read somewhere that it was going to fix a problem i had with the mpi.h library, but instead of that it has prevented me from compiling C ...
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Application server for C programs?

I'm writing some programs in C that will run in a distributed environment. Is there anything like an application server for C that provides clustering, monitoring, logging, etc?
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How to keep Ubuntu 11.10 and Kate editor w/terminal from changing command line when changing tabs?

I am programming C using Kate editor in Ubuntu 11.10. It works great, but when I change tabs in Kate, the terminal line changes to the file path of the tab I click on. Normally this is not a big deal ...
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View C source files (and files in other programming lanugages) in Icewasel/Firefox

How do I make C files appear in the browser's window when I navigate to them on a web page? (I use Iceweasel which should be identical to Firefox.) I don't want to download the file, not open it in ...
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How to run C project in Eclipse IDE?

I downloaded Eclipse IDE for from here and I create a sample project from here I followed steps as above link.But in code displays error in "#include" header file.how do I resolve this issue.Please ...
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How to clear orphaned watch descriptors of inotify

After creating a file descriptor by calling inotify_init() I add thousands of watches to the inotify instance(hope it is right to call that so). My questions is if my program crashes what happens to ...
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How to enable daytime service on ubuntu

I have found the following info on my machine user@ubuntu:/etc/xinetd.d$ cat daytime # default: off # description: An internal xinetd service which gets the current system time # then prints it out ...
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Getting CDT as an Eclipse plugin

I've always used Eclipse for Java development. However recently, I've wanted to add other language functionality to my favorite IDE. I got it to work with python and no I need C/C++. A search on the ...
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FFmpeg and reverb

How to FFmpeg can manage audio channels to create effects such as reverb?
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How can I recover my c drive after downloading SQL Server 2014 Express with Tools?

I downloaded SQL Server 2014 Express with Tools went through the entire process but the install file file kept running as if in a loop. I uninstalled the programs and affiliated drivers and now I keep ...
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The “other” finger (GECOS fields at /etc/passwd)

in the file /etc/passwd we have the so called GECOS fields (which stands for "General Electric Comprehensive Operating System"), that is: username:password:userid:groupid:gecos:home-dir:shell ...
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What is the difference between working on a machine and doing the same task over ssh?

I have been working at University on a local machine which is on a server that I have access to. I have some c code and am able to carry out parallel runs of the code as expected. However when I ...
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Setting up quarantine environment on Linux or Mac

How can I setup an quarantine environment so that I can test my codes or programs which can fork any number of times? I was trying this on Mac and if I have a fork in a while loop which is not ...
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How can I know if SNMP Walk or a Table-View is started?

Hello how can I know if a User has "sent" a SNMP-Walk or a TABLE-VIEW request to a device with UCD-SNMP/NET-SNMP and custom coding?
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How do I install programming info pages in Mac OS X?

I used to have a Linux system i was able to type info libc to view info pages on the C library, including unix functions. However, now I am running Mac OS X this does not work. How do I install the ...
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Access remotely two computers via IPv6 [closed]

I have a little problem on my house. Recently, I installed Teredo on two computers using sudo apt-get install miredo. Now I can access my two computer via IPv6 using Sockets in C. My goal is: I am a ...
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How to install gcc 4.4.7 on Mountain Lion

I need to install a specific version of the GNU GCC compiler, gcc 4.4.7, on my macbook, but I'm not sure how to do this. Most places I've found install later versions but I need to install that ...
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How to create an operating system on top of Ubuntu 13.10

I want create an operating system the way Mac did, building a program on top of a Unix operating system. I am planning to make a small operating system with a small amount of functions using C. I do ...
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Building GCC and Binutils on Windows 7 x64

I am trying to build GCC following the instructions in: Building GCC. At the moment I am building binutils but getting the error: * BFD does not support target x86_64-unknown-cygwin. Look in ...