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When does rm remove open files?

Particularly, I want to know what happens when I rm an open file and don't explicitly kill the process holding the file descriptor to that file. Will the file be removed when the system is shut down?
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Cross-platform implementation of GNU tools? (Preferably Java)

I'd like to have GNU tools available on multiple platforms, behaving the same. I know there are ports, like http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/, but they are different from what's supported by the linux ...
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GNU sort and git blame

Today I thought I was doing a simple operation: git blame file | sort -k 3 To get all the lines of file sorted by the date on which they were last changed. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be ...
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What is the character used to indent the Make file rule recipe?

I am using gnu make and in a Makefile I have, I see below rule. I want to add a similar rule with a recipe, but when I add a rule and its receipe on the next line by giving a tab or space for the ...
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May I use code from GNU (2.0) licensed open-sourced SW for commercial purposes

My case exactly. I need to implement a feature in a Wordpress theme. Found a GNU licensed plugin for Wordpress which does that. Am i allowed freely to copy and modify those code parts and incorporate ...
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What is a Makefile.inc?

I have a basic questions as to if some Makefile includes a Makefile.inc. Generally what commands/configurations/rules go into the Makefile.inc ? Any pointers would be useful. thank you. -AD
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Difference between UnxUtils and GNU CoreUtils

I am a Windows user who wants programs like grep and sed along with other utilities like ls, cut etc in my command prompt. I came across 2 packages which would accomplish this UnxUtils GNU ...
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Get man page for different implementation of same command?

On SunOS man grep gives me the man page for the SunOS grep but grep --version says it's grep (GNU grep) 2.5. How do I get the man page for GNU grep?
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What alternatives to SSH do GNU users use?

I have heard that SSH was originally for BSD. Is this correct? And what alternatives to SSH do GNU users use? Or do people just not use GNU for SSH or an SSH type application?
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How do I add color syntax highlighting to GNU emacs?

I have two versions of emacs available to me on a locked workstation: $ /usr/local/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 22.3.1 $ /usr/bin/emacs --version GNU Emacs 21.4.1 In both cases, my terminal type ...
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GNU License restrictions. Can I write and distribute/sell programms for Linux? [closed]

How does the GNU license work? I understand, that I am not allowed to do some modifications to Linux, then compile it, put it in CD and start selling or distributting without source code, right? But ...
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Installing GNU GPL softwares in office [closed]

I had installed WinMerge and Notepad++ in office computer. My Manager told that I am not supposed to install these softwares in office as it is illegal. What could be the reason? I was under the ...
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How short a time can time (the Linux program) measure?

I'm just wondering what the limits for time are. I have a program that always takes exactly 20 ms, so I assume this is the lowest it can measure, but I want to see if there's some sort of ...
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Why doesn't “find -print0” work in Cygwin under Vista?

I'm writing a simple shell script: find datafiles/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum > datafiles.md5 In Cygwin under Vista, it just sits there and nothing happens. It works fine on Linux. What ...
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GNU find with -exec rm removes matches, then complains they don't exist

I have a /domains directory in which I have entries such as theawesomesite.com 0.2.v.theawesomesite.com 0.3.v.theawesomesite.com And after testing 0.3, I'll set the main domain to alias the new ...
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Call but not download a page with wget

I was wondering if there was any argument that allowed me to use wget and "call" a page, but without downloading the page. The problem is that when you call wget on a page, it downloads it to the ...
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Best way to get 'linux command line tools' on Windows

I'd like to download the basic stuff like 'rm -rf'. I used to just download cygwin, but are binutils or some other alternative better (if all I need are the truely basic stuff ... I'm trying to think ...