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Apr
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comment Lost username on a Debian box
Processes in Linux can find out their user id, but need to consult this file to translate a user id to a name. Your (hashed) passwords are safe because they are actually in /etc/shadow which should have much more restrictive permissions on your system. /etc/passwd hasn't had any actual passwords in it on Linux for a long time, if ever.
Apr
1
revised How can I solve this: “The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large.”
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Apr
1
answered How can I solve this: “The page was not displayed because the request entity is too large.”
Mar
31
answered Can my company know if I visited adult websites while connected to their VPN?
Mar
31
answered Cygwin OpenSSH closes immediately after a connection
Mar
29
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Mar
29
comment Linux utility to convert a binary sequence stored in a text file into ASCII values
A small Perl or Python script should handle this nicely. If you don't know either of those languages, this is a great opportunity to learn. I would bet even awk could handle this.
Mar
28
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Mar
27
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
26
answered Why does a CPU have a clock?
Mar
26
answered How to find how many hosts are on subnet mask: 255.255.255.252?
Mar
24
comment Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter
If the USB dongles don't have a Bluetooth logo on them, then they aren't Bluetooth. Many wireless mouse and keyboards use proprietary radio standards and aren't Bluetooth.
Mar
23
comment Non physical hardware switch
Most, if not all, modern ACPI laptops have what is called an "Embedded Controller" (EC). EC's do have firmware and sometimes it will be updated along with a BIOS update.
Mar
22
comment Why can I view my data in TestDisk but not otherwise? How can I recover the hard drive?
I recommend you use TestDisk to copy the files off to another physical disk or storage device, then worry about why it is happening, because if your hard drive is physically failing you may not have much time.
Mar
21
comment Is it recommended to run a firewall/router on a virtual machine?
If your desktop is running on the bare metal, and your firewall is not, traffic going through your firewall still has to pass through the desktop OS before being examined by the firewall. So the firewall gives less protection here.
Mar
21
answered Linux, how to know the current boot disk
Mar
21
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Mar
20
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Mar
20
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