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Apr
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comment Why do English characters require fewer bytes to represent than other alphabets?
@Raphael I don't think there is such a thing as “Roman characters”. They are Latin.
Mar
14
comment What is changing the network interfaces (/etc/network/interfaces)?
Might /etc/network/interfaces be being modified by NetworkManager or something similar?
Mar
14
comment What is changing the network interfaces (/etc/network/interfaces)?
@JulianKnight This doesn't seem Ubuntu-specific to me. Then again, I could be missing something.
Mar
11
comment What is changing the network interfaces (/etc/network/interfaces)?
If you boot from a different media (e.g. a livedisc as opposed to a long-term installation on a hard disk), the filesystem root (/) is likely to be different. Those aren't the same /etcs; neither are their contents the same.
Mar
11
comment How does wifi determine a device's location?
Possible duplicates: superuser.com/questions/299789/… | superuser.com/questions/274017/…
Feb
23
comment Killing daemon and closing port without ability to use 'lsof'
While it's true that Stack Overflow is the place to ask about writing programs, this question (and others about using them) is perfectly suited for Super User (and, indeed, would be off topic on SO).
Feb
17
comment Is the cp command case sensitive on OS X Mavericks (10.9)?
@JingshaoChen On my system (Mavericks.0), mv -i foo FOO gives overwrite FOO? (y/n [n]) . (mv without -i will quietly clobber the destination file.)
Feb
6
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
-1: see pkaeding's comment.
Feb
6
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
@aaron.newton I would actually read it as Switch User and DO; you can pick any user to run the command as with the -u flag. It is mostly used for root, but so is su.
Feb
6
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
@aaron.newton I would actually read it as Switch User and DO; you can pick any user to run the command as with the -u flag. It is mostly used for root, but so is su.
Feb
6
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
-1: This only works in some local environments that actually have a GUI.
Feb
6
comment Why is setuid ignored on directories?
@KevinPanko No, it doesn't answer my question. It might even be off-topic for the site (“what is a use case for <nonexistent feature X>?”). However, it does pertain to my question, and I, as the asker, find it useful.
Feb
5
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
…actually, you'll most likely want usermod -aG $group $user. -g sets the user's primary group to the one you specify, and -G without -a will remove the user from groups that are not listed. -g will also change the group ownership of all files owned by the previous group in the user's home directory. So if you're like me and you have your umask set to 007
Feb
5
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
-1: the syntax is usermod -g $group $user. You're probably thinking of the adduser syntax, which is adduser $user $group.
Jan
23
comment Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds
It'd be a pretty serious bug in Cygwin if it's imposing a timeout on commands. Although that's pretty easy to disprove by trying to run sleep 15 or something. You can run dtrace to see if ogg123 is being signalled before it finishes. (Alternately, you could replace it with a wrapper script that catches and logs signals.)
Jan
23
revised How does route -n work in Linux?
fixed grammar, tried to clarify things
Jan
23
comment How to remotely test the linux install CD for integrity
@leppie What if the drive uses a slot, rather than a tray?