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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?
Feb
12
comment When I ssh into my remote server, and use VIM to edit files, things are very strange
You're using vim; why do you need arrow keys?
Feb
8
answered unable to use cron tab
Dec
31
answered Using git as a backup tool without local .git folder
Sep
6
answered Linux & Shell - Is Shell a must?
Aug
22
awarded  Teacher