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Apr
16
comment Ubuntu Crontab error
Redirect your output in the script to a known file location
Apr
15
answered What to do before trying to benchmark
Apr
14
comment Difference between a netbook, a notebook, and a laptop
I believe hardware vendors (Intel and AMD, particularly Intel) also have limitations on which chipsets they'll sell to support various levels of CPU.
Apr
13
answered Insert total number of slides in PowerPoint 2007
Apr
12
comment Is the recent Java bug something to worry about?
Are you running Java WebStart?
Apr
12
comment How do I permanently set my bashrc changes?
Should that be ~/.bashrc? Probably for PATH I'd put it in ~/.bash_profile. Either way, the dot is necessary.
Apr
12
comment Available filesystems for Linux that are case-insensitive?
Using FAT32 gets you working and gives you time to fix the issue.
Apr
12
answered Can I find out how many pages have been printed by a printer?
Apr
10
comment Which file systems support newlines in file names?
The only bytes most Unix file systems do NOT allow in file names are slash (/), which separates directory and file names in a path, and NULL (\000), which indicates the end of the name. You can get interesting problems, though, with various programs that are not expecting nonprinting characters like backspace in a file name.
Apr
6
comment BIOS password and hardware clock problems
Erroneous comment
Apr
5
comment Unix: Sync directory with SFTP directory
Rsync is a different protocol than FTP. The big strength of rsync here is that it determines pretty close to the minimal set of changes to send for each update by comparing destination to source. FTP can not do that. The easiest way to set up FTP would require sending the entire site for each update. Alternatively, one could track recent changes at the source, but I guarantee you will, at some point, get out of sync with what should need to be sent and what actually needs to be sent. If your site is small, sending the whole thing is fine.
Apr
2
answered Will rm -rf * remove all files/folders in the current directory?
Apr
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Apr
1
answered Vi editor key customization
Mar
31
answered Non-restored Files Corrupted on System Restore
Mar
30
answered What (linux) directories are written to most/constantly?
Mar
27
comment How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?
shutdown works on Unix (including most linuxes), but the options are different than the Windows version. For Unix, there's also telinit 0, init 0, delays via at or cron, etc. But for the original question, you need to login to the host over the network. SSH, rsh/rlogin, telnet, etc. can all do it (with appropriate user permissions), but you need at least one of them available.
Mar
25
answered Checking whether binary files are the same?
Mar
25
comment How expensive to run PC 24/7 or how to figure out how to determine it?
I'll just say that I have. Some cases involved machines with high power draws, particularly ECL based hardware, some involved contact points that shifted as internal temps moved from ambient to operating. Tiny movement each cycle, but eventually led to intermittent contact.
Mar
25
answered How are Linux environment variables DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY used?