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Nov
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comment Linux Device Files
I know what you mean, but I think you mean more like 'Device files have special formatting'. As how they work, they're pretty similar internally, just the formatting is different.
Nov
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answered Linux Device Files
Nov
24
revised Are .docx or .pdf files potentially dangerous?
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Nov
24
answered How does a free-up RAM utility free up RAM?
Nov
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answered Are .docx or .pdf files potentially dangerous?
Nov
20
answered Linux Man command help
Nov
17
revised Is there anything like jigdo?
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Nov
17
comment Will a Mac help me learn Linux?
I see your point, but since you have the ability to add a huge chunk of the UNIX toolkit, and it uses UNIX paths for these, you can still do a big chunk of UNIX things in cygwin. Granted, it does break down if you try to do Windows'y things. Our workloads differ obviously, i find it incredibly useful.
Nov
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answered Will a Mac help me learn Linux?
Nov
12
comment bash . moving files except files with a given suffix
You can't use xargs here - xargs adds parameters to the end, you need after mv. Remember that find allows both positive and negative patterns as well. Maybe something like: find $INCDIR -name 'HDR_10_*' ! -name '*.gz' -exec mv {} $BACKUPDIR \;
Nov
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answered bash . moving files except files with a given suffix
Nov
10
answered How can I install mySQL on CentOS without being root/su?
Nov
10
answered Can I force nohup output to the screen instead of a file?
Nov
10
answered linux ps show where process is running from
Nov
5
comment Get md5sum without file name?
This is what i use. Don't need cat though, just redirect md5sum < filename
Nov
5
comment How can I recompile a program so that it does not require setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to run?
To be honest I'd check in either way. You can test your executable possibly. On Linux I use readelf -d to see the section for RPATH, this may be doable with gnu binutils on Solaris. BUT I meant LDFLAGS. Think of gcc not as a compiler, but as a build tool driver. One of the things it does is drive the link stage. The link will (probably) be gcc -o executable $OBJS $LDFLAGS $LIBS. So, gcc wil pass (because of -Wl) to ld.
Nov
5
comment How can I recompile a program so that it does not require setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to run?
Probably -Wl,-rpath,/path/to/dir in LDFLAGS. Makefiles rarely use ld directly but use ${CC} to drive the ld line, so -Wl is appropriate.
Nov
5
comment How can I recompile a program so that it does not require setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to run?
Yeah, -Wl to pass to the linker, and -rpath is what binutils understands, or -Wl,-R,/directory/with/library should work as well (with solaris linker)
Nov
4
answered How can I recompile a program so that it does not require setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in order to run?
Nov
4
comment Macbook Pro - Sound doesn't work and there's a red light coming out of my headphone jack
Thanks @ScArcher, the toothpick (from other forums) didn't work, but the compressed air did. MUCH thanks.