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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?
Mar
25
answered How expensive to run PC 24/7 or how to figure out how to determine it?
Mar
22
answered Simple Bash scripting
Mar
17
answered Why does hardware get slower with time?
Mar
17
comment How can I find a computer on my network that is doing mass mailings?
After you've sealed off port 25 except for your mail servers, check them to ensure they are neither infected nor acting as a relay. Also, get back to the ISP and try to get more info, like source IP trail.
Mar
15
comment grep beginning of file?
using find can also return only plain files directly to start the pipe.
Mar
6
answered Can I, and how do I, remove older versions of the kernel in Ubuntu?
Feb
27
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Feb
27
comment Directories Exceeding a Certain Size?
Recursive content? If you're looking for the size of the content of the directories, use the "du" (disk usage) command. Find will be looking at the actual size of the directory file itself
Feb
26
answered ajaxterm: cannot type some characters (j, b, u for sure)
Feb
26
answered Directories Exceeding a Certain Size?
Feb
24
answered Is there a program that gives the result of a chemical reaction?
Feb
21
answered Disabling Linux mouse middle button
Feb
19
comment Emacs M v doesnt work on OS x?
Now if your keyboard has a Meta key, you can just hold that down.
Feb
19
comment ERROR: /var/lib is world writable!
What are /var/lib's permissions? For that matter, what are /var's?
Feb
18
answered Can a computer respond to ICMP request if no OS is installed/ is soft-powered off?