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Feb
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comment I just ran rm /* accidentally, any fix?
Of course you need to be able to stop using and unmount the affected volume as soon as possible if you want to go this route.
Jan
31
comment How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?
"Cable ties are a great idea, but they can be easily cut with scissors or a knife. " If you assume users with knives to hand (you should, I have one more or less all the time) then these same users can as easily circumvent this as the cable tie: tip goes in, cable comes out. Perhaps more easily as the motion to release the jack is small and require no appreciable strength.
Dec
31
comment is !5 supposed to make mac's terminal say things?
Search the bash manpage for "HISTORY EXPANSION"...
Nov
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Nov
30
reviewed Approve Kill program after it outputs a given line, from a shell script
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Sep
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answered Why did dialup modems make noise?
Aug
21
comment How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?
You haven't said if ed is present or not...
Aug
6
comment Is a process PID guaranteed to stay the same as long as the process doesn't die?
That is, of course, strictly true, but that simply reflects the definition of "process" that the OS uses. The user will see a continuity of state with a changing number, and if she was counting on the presence/absence of the PID to determine if some state was present on the machines this would be a problem. That's why I called the behavior malicious.
Aug
5
comment Is a process PID guaranteed to stay the same as long as the process doesn't die?
Well, a malicious programmer can break the guarantee, but this is generally true of well behaved programs.
Aug
5
answered Is a process PID guaranteed to stay the same as long as the process doesn't die?
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Jun
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comment Remove new tab with most visited websites in Firefox
Thank god. That is absolutely the most bletcherous "feature" I've been subjected to as an "upgrade" in ages.
May
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comment What is the ⎋ key?
That's Apple for you: breaking tradition to get a more culturally neutral iconography (i.e it means "escape" without be spelled as abbreviated English). Again.
Apr
17
answered How can I tell whether a binary can be run in the terminal or requires X Window System on Linux without access to the Internet?