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Mar
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Feb
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comment Why isn't Interix mkdir honoring -p argument?
Perhaps you'd need to fix your PATH variable?
Feb
25
comment in linux, is it possible to find out the hard disk operation time
It won't be possible to do it reliably, but you can log the mount and umounting time and analyze that. It would work as long as you never had unexpected shutdown where you didn't have a chance to umount properly. If you had unexpected shutdown, you may be able to get by with checking the last journal time, though I don't know how you'd get that unless you modify the kernel/filesystem driver. More importantly though, why do you want to do this? I'm guessing you have some sort of XY problem.
Feb
24
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Feb
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Feb
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comment How do I make a machine “blank screen” for a period of time (as a penalty) if certain noise levels are reached?
I would be interested to know how soon they would figure out that they can immediately restore the screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7.
Dec
4
comment Why my color of directories in putty is same as other color for linux
@user1721949: what shell do you use for root login and for user login?
Nov
7
comment Why hibernate Windows 8?
If you're on laptop, you might want to switch battery or if your battery is at a dangerously low level, you don't want to sleep since sleeping requires continuous power to the RAM. Hibernate is usually slower than fresh shotdown and startup, but restarting all programs and losing undo/redo states slows down your workflow even worse, so it's an overall win.
Oct
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Oct
15
comment What's the difference between the terms “Shell” and “Bash”?
Shells are not necessarily command-line based, there are many graphical shells as well, e.g. Nautilus, Windows Explorer, Finder, etc. The essential point for shell is it is a wrapper/user interface/shell around core OS functionalities/system calls, i.e. shells provides management of resources (e.g. file management) and management of processes.
Oct
15
comment What's the difference between the terms “Shell” and “Bash”?
@LauriRanta: quick quiz, what's the icon of Nautilus?
Sep
28
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Sep
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Sep
15
comment How to share address book data between MacOS X and Windows/Linux?
How is a cloud solution inelegant? IMO, it's the perfect solution for what the OP needed. If you want synchronization among multiple platforms with different set of tools, generally the best solution is to have the master copy in the cloud in a tool-agnostic format.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Subverting the execute flag on Linux systems. Why is this possible?
how about files with execute permission but no read permission?
Jul
26
comment Lotus Notes 8: Choosing to which email address (within same contact) an email goes to
That email is still fairly easy to read... a plain black block or a pixelized blur are usually best for redacting screenshots.
Jul
21
comment Must TCP use IP?
> the fact that !TCP can go over IP does not necessarily mean TCP can go over !IP Huh? psusi is trying to be clever by using "!" as the "not operator". His comment should be read as: "the fact that something that is not TCP can go over IP does not necessarily mean TCP can go over something that is not IP". It is made in referrence to the last sentence of your answer, which showed the existence of "Alternate systems to TCP". However showing that alternatives to TCP exists does not necessarily imply nor hint that alternatives to IP exists.
Jul
21
comment Must TCP use IP?
TCP on the other hand is more like a messaging system or traffic control officer which directs messages/cars to the correct point. <- that is actually IP, the routers (traffic control officer) works on the IP level, not TCP. TCP is more like the logistic company that plans the number of trucks to send and their intervals to maintain a constant and reliable delivery of goods.
Jul
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