A simple mistake with gdb could cause many problems

A lot of commands on the terminal will rely on you being in the right location. If you want to use Linux as a platform for a very advanced application or application set, you will be interested in aspects of the system such as kernel hacking, the differences between various …

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Is ypbind better on FreeBSD than Linux?

Many flavours of bus exist, for example ISA and PCI buses are popular ways of connecting peripherals to the system. Let's face it; Windows OS is vulnerable to different types of attacks (or hacks). For example, you cannot unload the VFAT module if you have one or more VFAT file …

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Graphical tools for manipulating PDFs on the Xandros desktop

In many ways, Linux is similar to other operating systems you may have used before, such as Windows, OS X, or iOS. One obvious part of Linux is the kernel itself; but even that would be useless without libraries or shells. That's particularly important in a period of significant technological …

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Troubleshooting hardware problems in Gnoppix

In short, the most scalable and portable systems available are FLOSS. If your memory is like mine then you find it hard to remember a large number of details. Unlike most other operating systems, Linux is freely developed and continu- ously improved by a large community of software developers. The …

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Programming with Python on Kuki Linux

MuseScore did everything I wanted and more. A file's length can be changed via an operation called truncation. That is, there are no legal restrictions on anyone using, studying, copying, modifying, improving or publishing any recipe. With the open model that Linux thrives under, many programmers, college students and others …

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Background information on atrm

The init process routinely waits on all of its children, ensuring that reparented processes do not remain zombies forever. A runnable process is one which is waiting only for a CPU to run on. Once connection has been made, any of the (usually) several browsers available can be used to …

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Installing a web server under EnGarde Secure Linux

Computer software was almost universally regarded as being akin to mathematics, i.e., something that anybody is permitted to use in any amount, with any desired modifications and for whatever purpose desired. However, there is a fundamental difference: free software retains its copyright and is released under a license, whereas …

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The best Video player for the command line

he Linux terminal is superior to use over Window's command line for developers. You may have heard of Unix, which is an operating system developed in the 1970s at Bell Labs by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others. Linux has an excellent ecosystem with mature APIs as well as an …

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Fundamentals of wget

So what do I mean by transparent? Disk drives provide a more permanent method for storing data, keeping it on spinning disk platters. Like MINIX, it could uncharitably be described as a "toy" example of its kind-the MINIX filesystem could handle filenames only up to 14 characters and address only …

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The ultimate guide to deallocvt

Many developers believe this open-source model makes Linux inherently more secure than a proprietary operating system. Likewise, the smallest logically addressable unit on a filesystem is the block. Even in the days before the Internet, information and so-called "intellectual property" could still be, and were, exchanged. Public domain refers to …

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Job control under Slackware

It contains a compressed kernel image which is used to control the hardware during installation. Its own Software Center has tons of free applications that make it a great Linux OS for programming. Partitioning a disk allows the disk to be used by several operating system or for several purposes …

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The best Video player for the command line

This means that they do not have the standard serial interface that PPPD will be expecting to see when you try to dial out to your Internet Service Provider. Thus, there is no term free mathematics. Linux is that power. These are kept in the pops vector along with the …

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Boost your mastery of bind with these tips

This creates a new vm_area_struct data structure describing the shared memory for this process. A file can be truncated to a new size smaller than its original size, which results in bytes being removed from the end of the file. These efforts are motivated by the interests of a few …

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Getting acquainted with Linpus Linux

This meaning of free software is basically the same as the most common meaning of the term open source software. A complicated system of statistical analysis is employed to ensure that a certain percentage of bugs are fixed before the next release, and that the operating system as a whole …

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Whats the need for crond in this day and age?

Linux, on the other hand, builds on the Unix tradition by offering tried-and-true tools. If you want to use Linux as a platform for a very advanced application or application set, you will be interested in aspects of the system such as kernel hacking, the differences between various filesystems, and …

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Getting your Terminal emulator up and running on Linux

If two signals are generated for a process at the same time then they may be presented to the process or handled in any order. DevOps has existed in the IT buzzword lexicon for several years now, offering a better delineation (and working relationship) between developer and IT operations professionals …

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Developing with ip

By virtue of its open source licensing, Linux is freely available to anyone. The exact meaning of operations on a BSD socket depends on its underlying address family. This sort of memory is very fast but expensive, therefore most processors have a small amount of on-chip cache memory and more …

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Fundamentals of libpipeline

Its instructions are simple load and store instructions (load a value from memory, perform an operation and store the result back into memory). If the default handling is needed, then Linux can optimize the handling of the signal. A mere year later, ext2 ate its lunch. Although the terms free …

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Redirecting output with G2Linx

Almost certainly, but it's doubtful that it would maintain the presence that Android currently enjoys in today's consumer market. For the old system timers the timer_active bit mask is check for bits that are set. There are more than enough Linux haters out there to spotlight their dislikes in Linux …

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Sysadmin and Devops using vdir

If a developer needs a VM or if IT Ops needs to provision a server, they expect to do so quickly and painlessly; Linux's scalability allows for this rapid provisioning, as does its lack of cost-prohibitive licensing. These processes are said to be in the foreground. The file position starts …

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Sysadmin and Devops using script

This is also true for a number of major system tasks where the hardware and software must cooperate closely to achieve their aims. Moreover, most programming languages (if they aren't limited to a particular OS) work on Linux. New processes are created via the fork() system call. Each approach has …

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How to evaluate error messages with showkey

Yet the human factor is probably one of the most significant in not only how smoothly the actual Linux conversion goes but also how well it is adopted and beneficial to your organization. 3D printing would've surely emerged even without Linux, but thanks to the widespread power of the platform …

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Learn mesg to further your career

You can also edit boot options on the fly from the GRUB menu. The operating system then uses the computer hardware to perform the tasks required by the applications. These are independently developed pieces of software that work with the kernel in order to function as a complete operating system …

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Get rid of etags once and for all

Its purpose is to provide a financial incentive for producing such works in order to benefit society as a whole. To understand what OSS is, you must first understand how source code is used to create programs. This subshell reinitializes itself, so that the effect is as if a new …

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Where to get more detail on git

In many ways, Linux and UNIX administration is today much easier than administration for popular commercial personal operating systems because it is much more transparent. But the Linux community is much more than the kernel, and needs contributions from lots of other people besides programmers. Loadlin works from a DOS …

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Tips and tricks for using CUPS for printing with Knoppix

We who are enthusiastic about GNU/Linux want to spread that freedom around. However, this is no less "programming" than anything else. Recently, Linux has replaced this security system with a more general capabilities system. Because it is free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License, Linux obviates the …

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Quick and easy fixes using mount

It is less expensive to acquire. Many OSes don't provide uptime information and thus can't be included; this includes AIX, AS/400, Compaq Tru64, DG/UX, MacOS, NetWare, NT3/Windows 95, NT4/Windows 98, OS/2, OS/390, SCO UNIX, Sony NEWS-OS, SunOS 4, and VM. It'll need a lot …

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No more mistakes with pushd

When I have unmounted the VFAT partition the system detects that I no longer need the VFAT file system module and removes it from the system. If you can use a computer or other electronic device, you can use Linux. The fact that open source code offers complete transparency acts …

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Getting acquainted with Ubuntu Studio

To help bring order to chaos, standards groups codify system interfaces into official standards. The number of bytes that the device driver requests is rounded up to the next block size boundary. To those who believe that even bad attention is better than no attention, being treated as a non-entity …

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Using memory functions

Disk drives provide a more permanent method for storing data, keeping it on spinning disk platters. By contrast, most software carries fine print that denies users these basic rights, leaving them susceptible to the whims of its owners and vulnerable to surveillance. The majority of those working on Free Software …

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Can you get LXDE to work on your own distro?

Why make it easier for them. Linux supports three types of hardware device: character, block and network. For Linux, a vendor can create a device driver for a specific hardware device and expect that, within reason, it will operate across most distributions. They should be given the opportunity to examine …

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Open the gates for rlogin

These extensions are collectively called GNU C, and are documented in Appendix A. It is also an excellent platform for working systems, both open and closed, because it is so heavily customizable for free. The controllers are processors like the CPU itself, they can be viewed as intelligent helpers to …

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Its all about dnssec-keygen

As it's compiled from RHEL sources, most of the commercial software built for RHEL can be made to run on CentOS. Initially, there is only one directory on the disk, the root directory. But the Linux community is much more than the kernel, and needs contributions from lots of other …

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How to evaluate error messages with objcopy

Even your car has Linux running under the hood. For small contributions and bug fixes, it is unlikely that there will be any long-term maintenance expected. For example, when we add a user named "paul," Linux creates a directory /home/paul. The first, the old timer mechanism, has a static …

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How to set up the Perl environment on Ubuntu

It may use the API as-is, or not use it at all: take it or leave it! The device identifier for /dev/hdb, the slave IDE drive on the primary IDE controller is (3,64). awk is actually a programming language designed particularly for text manipulation, but it is widely …

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Troubleshooting hardware problems in ALTLinux

To accomplish more complex tasks, tools would simply be connected together, using pipes. Like so many others I have always thought that one of the greatest attributes of Linux is its diversity of choice, but there are those outside of the Linux world that see this as a negative. None …

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Never mess with apropos and here's the reason why

The second essential factor for a positive and efficient conversion to Linux is directly related to the Hardware Factor. When the last process sharing the memory detaches from it, the pages of the shared memory current in physical memory are freed, as is the shmid_ds data structure for this shared …

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Linux CLI goodness with yum

The system itself is designed with a very open-ended, feature-minded approach. I moved on to larger applications and contributions. Other drivers can be loaded as kernel modules when they are needed. It would not be enough to stop here, though.

Get the most out of ClusterKnoppix

Developing the core is …

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Principles of rpcbind under Linux

In Linux, blocks are generally larger than the sector, but they must be smaller than the page size (the smallest unit addressable by the memory management unit, a hardware component) Common block sizes are 512 bytes, 1 kilobyte, and 4 kilobytes. Even so, most software developers, even those who have …

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Sysadmin and Devops using pathchk

But, as we all know, there are typically many directories on a system. In either case, the kernel simply resolves the pathname to the correct inode. The editing mode may be switched during interactive use by using the -o option to the set built-in command. Whereas sockets communicating over the …

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