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Oct
13
comment Will Linux work correctly with full root partition?
@LuboSach there are user processes the write to /tmp and /var in normal processing. if /tmp is full, a lot of those normal processes don't run correctly, and your system suffers. You can't see this because mail is in /var and your warning "hey the system is hosed" emails don't happen :)
Oct
13
comment Apache Trying to Bind to 0.0.0.0:443
yep. Check to see if that is Included (either directly, or in a glob, you can do Include /dir/*.conf) in your current config.
Oct
13
comment Will Linux work correctly with full root partition?
I agree with @Hennes, is /tmp or /var on root? if so, you're in a lot of trouble. If not, you'll probably be fine.
Oct
13
comment Apache Trying to Bind to 0.0.0.0:443
443 is the https port, are you sure that you don't have any SSL config included? Apache installs tend to have a modular configuration - check to see if you Include something that has SSL.
Sep
13
comment Delete a file on mouse click(single or double)
OS? This is highly OS/GUI shell dependent. Also what tool would accept the password and try a decrypt? What would it do when password is good? Would first fail delete the file? Better hope you check caps lock then. I think any wedge in file handling would remove security than you are getting from this
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
wouldn't the earliest ones, say ENIAC, hard wired? Not switched nor having stored programs? Or is this no longer a computer because of that... curious
Sep
10
comment Has there ever been software that has been perfect first time round?
@TreyTaylor ... and the world around you never changed, and your OS stayed the same version, and people never asked for the feature that your competitor just came out with. And a UI was perfect for people with vastly different mental models, and you magically did Internationalization somehow... Engineering is compromises. One resource constraint is time. What do I have time for in version 1? What can wait to 1.1? If you don't get the nature of constraints, you'll not be a good engineer :)
Sep
10
comment Has there ever been software that has been perfect first time round?
This is probably too Meta of a question. Perfect as judged by whom? Free of bugs? Is a design defect a bug? Is a missing feature a bug? Is a bug in a feature that only .0001% of us use still disqualifying? Software is too complex to divide in solely two bins - perfect, and everything else.
Aug
21
comment Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script
What OS? It really depends on OS whether you can have run-only scripts
Aug
20
comment less maximum buffer size?
Technically less isn't sending the signal, the kernel is once it sees that the only reader to the pipe (less) is no more.
Aug
1
comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
@jim BTW: +1 for AIX... I was stuck using it years ago. Also, since this is Linux, you can rely on the -delete operator for (GNU) find. You can replace the | xargs rm {} \; with -delete and not be stuck with quoting rules or -no-run-if-empty.
Aug
1
comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
IMHO this is a bad idea to have the name-of-week. what if you have two weeks of logs? what if you restart during the day. At best both scenarios above would be confusing, at worst you'd (possibly) overwrite the existing file.
Aug
1
comment How to use “date” to print tomorrow's day of the week
@AlexanderFarber this shouldn't change mtime unless you save the file. Were you perhaps thinking of atime? Also, maybe you should use view instead of vi, view opens readonly by default.
Jul
23
comment How do I open the file with extension .srdt?
I'd personally download a small subsdet of Cygwin, and use the unix file utility to see what it thinks the file is. Though that's probably much easier for me than you
Jul
20
comment Apache undoes my change to User in httpd.conf
PHP, normally, is already in apache.
Jul
18
comment Apache undoes my change to User in httpd.conf
Note: technically, php isn't (usually) spawned by Apache, instead php runs inside Apache.
Jul
15
comment Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
@ParthianShot that would still not do what the poster wanted, which is recursive.
Jul
15
comment Windows XP - How do use grep to find strings in files in subdirectories
It's probably not grep, but how you call your command. Are you using Command Prompt, or a UNIX-like shell? (bash, zsh, etc)
Jul
11
comment How do I check the internet usage of a particular device in my room?
+1 I was going to say the above, but for dd-wrt. If you got the geek cred enough to set it up, dd-wrt has special tools to send data to nice graphs and such.
Jul
11
comment Is there a way to catch all invokations of hardlink creation and replace them with symbolic links?
Replace system ln? and hope nothing else is running that uses it at that time... wouldn't it be safer to make a local ln and set your PATH to that one? if your make system uses hard coded paths, you're SOL, but at least your system isn't gorked