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Jun
28
answered How can I view more of my history in Screen on Linux?
Jun
15
awarded  Commentator
Jun
15
comment How to capture last N seconds of packets using tcpdump
The bash command you want is: "man tcpdump"
May
14
comment versions of netcat
Try ncat (in the nmap distro).
Apr
23
comment SED: Search a alphanumeric string and replace it
Also, the -r is not strictly necessary, but it changes the syntax somewhat if it is omitted: sed 's/Test:r[0-9]\{5\}/...'
Apr
13
comment Why do we use ./progname in *nix systems to execute a program?
Also, the main reason that people use "./" is that it is considered a security vulnerability to include the current directory in the path of directories to be searched so people usually do not expect the current directory to be searched, and usually do not put . in PATH.
Apr
9
answered Use sed — or what — to match and delete multiple lines, i.e. “Directory” followed by two blank lines?
Apr
7
awarded  Critic
Apr
2
comment ./configure && make && make install
If the package is built in accordance with the gnu coding standards, a raw 'configure && make && sudo make install' will only install in /usr/local, and not in /usr/bin or /bin.
Feb
11
awarded  Tumbleweed
Oct
22
comment Install software without being a sudoer on ubuntu
Maybe intended as a joke, but this is a completely valid answer.
Jul
31
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
answered Copy files in Linux, avoid the copy if files do exist in destination
Mar
8
comment how to `tail` the latest file in a directory
Backticks are evil. Use $() instead.
Mar
8
comment how to `tail` the latest file in a directory
@paxdiablo: People who use special characters in their file names may deserve something, but people forced to work with files produced by such people are often innocent bystanders.
Feb
26
comment Can it cause problems to switch from apt-get to aptitude?
I don't believe they are the same. Unless things have changed, aptitude will do more dependency tracking and remove any packages that it has automatically installed, while apt-get will not. That is, if foo depends on bar and you install and remove foo with apt-get, bar will remain on your system. If you do the same with aptitude, it will not.
Feb
18
comment how to stop bash from printing alerts?
Why are you even running kill in the background. In the normal case, kill will return quickly and not need to be backgrounded. In this case, you are sleeping anyway...so the what's the point? Just remove the '&'.
Feb
16
awarded  Editor
Feb
16
revised how to define what characters are considered to be part of a tagname in vim?
Use += syntax
Feb
16
answered how to define what characters are considered to be part of a tagname in vim?