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Jul
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comment Why did the IETF specifically choose 192.168/16 to be a private IP address class?
That must have been a tough gig for Jon. Is this where we get the expression "Going Postel"? :-p
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?
@Joey I take your point, but blaming the user (or developer) isn't going to get far in such an open shared space. Users only see applications, but applications are just a subset of packages. Multiple libraries, even with different versions and vendors, just needs to be managed. Requiring the developer to manage it was optimistic at best, IMHO, and resulted in heavy bloat. Windows Store makes some inroads into this, but it's still a long way from automagic dependency resolution, which makes *nixes so much simpler in this regard.
Mar
20
comment Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?
@Joey This is true, but you can at least instruct *nix package managers to do that and they will work out the order. I think the bigger issue is that Windows doesn't understand the concept of dependency at the package management level.
Mar
11
accepted Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
Mar
11
comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
I had hoped that there would be an equivalent on all architectures, especially since you can damage the device if you specify the wrong ones! I'm accepting this for now since it answers the specific question, however I think a new question is in order regarding how to find information to make these things work wrt kernels and software.
Mar
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Jan
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Jan
20
comment Using watch with pipes
I agree this may be more efficient as far as CPU is concerned, but in the context of the topic "Using watch with pipes" it doesn't use watch so isn't an answer. This might be a case of a poor example question as watch and pipes seem to appear frequently not in the context of tail.
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May
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comment Linux command line tool for uploading files over HTTP as multipart/form-data?
@Chloe, I had to revisit this for another project, and this time binary files were needed and found it worked as expected. I constructed a simple php file upload page and then did it through a browser to first get the file size and then compared it to the result from using wget. I'd suggest you do the same since a stray newline can cause the whole process to fail.
May
28
revised Linux command line tool for uploading files over HTTP as multipart/form-data?
Tested this with binary files and found it worked.
May
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comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
That's a great in-depth answer. Do you know what AMBA is? I couldn't find any references to it outside of kernel source. It's listed under buses, tho, so it must be some kind of bus.
May
2
comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
I'm looking for a generic answer that works on devices that don't have a PCI bus, since I have a few different ones. However, for this question I'm using a AStone A100 which I believe is really a rebranded Mele A100.
May
1
comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
That gives me only CPU information, not the rest of the hardware, such as sound and video chipsets.
May
1
comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
I would love it to have been this simple. Have updated the question. It appears that hwinfo is unavailable to me, at least, unless I have a repository issue. Additionally, archlinux.org/packages doesn't list ARM, only i686 and x86_64.
May
1
comment Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
Have added the result of lsmod, which is basically nothing. This is a generic ARM kernel, so no specific modules built. I'm trying to find out what modules I should build to I don't go flooding the machine with useless modules.
May
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revised Finding hardware information on linux without lspci
Added extra information in relation to comments and answers.
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