Getting C++ and Red Hat Linux to play nicely

The number of bytes that the device driver requests is rounded up to the next block size boundary. One is AbiWord, a standalone word processor that is both comparable to and compatible with Microsoft Word. These tables include pointers to routines and information that support the interface with that class …

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Running Gnome on Pinguy OS

Synchronous jobs started by bash have signals set to the values inherited by the shell from its parent. The use of pipes, on the other hand, turns Unix and Linux into software LEGO, which lets you build complex programs out of a simple set of building blocks. insmod copies the …

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Can you recommend a Web browser for the Raspberry Pi?

The entire Linux kernel was written from scratch, without employing any code from proprietary sources. Instead of a simple binary check, capabilities allow the kernel to base access on much more fine-grained settings. The most popular include Perl, Python, PHP, and Tcl. If you can use a computer or other …

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Can you get Gnome to work on your own distro?

Linux moving into the mainstream is a great thing. Background processes that attempt to read from (write to) the terminal are sent a SIGTTIN (SIGTTOU) signal by the terminal driver, which, unless caught, suspends the process. Another excellent source for assistance (and encouragement) is a local Linux Users Group (LUG …

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Running Gnome on CentOS

A thread is the unit of activity within a process. This is also the reason serious Linux users prefer the command line. However, such programs are typically also made available for free (usually as a free download from the Internet). lsmod simply reformats /proc/modules which is built from the …

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Options may be in any order

A vi-style line editing interface is also available. The Linux command line offers a wealth of power and opportunity. We can compare and contrast system programming with application programming, which differ in some important aspects but are quite similar in others. As you can see, by use of scripting, any …

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Does it run under KDE on the Linux Mint distro?

If the kernel handles the signals, it will do the default actions required for this signal. The first method is most often the easiest, as long as your system UEFI boot manager allows you to disable the secure boot feature. The kernel allocates a new module data structure and enough …

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Getting Enlightenment to work with a dual screen monitor

Until recently, most modems were 8 or 16 bit ISA cards. Free software is also very different from public domain software. There are times when controllers need to read or write large amounts of data directly to or from system memory. The device driver places bytes onto the queue, one …

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Adventures with mtools and Arch

Most of this is going to be very important for your management of the machine. In the rare event of a system call with more than five parameters, a single register is used to point to a buffer in user space where all of the parameters are kept. That aside …

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Getting involved in your own distro

By applying the foundational principals behind two factors, even the most techno-phobic and proprietary software entrenched small sized companies can painlessly move to Linux on the Desktop. It looks at each member of the operations pending queue (sem_pending) in turn, testing to see if the semphore operations will succeed this …

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Boost your mastery of bzip2 with these tips

It interprets the commands the user types in and arranges for them to be carried out. The process of booting your Linux system can sometimes be easy and sometimes be difficult. Upgrading from one version to another is also painless. In addition to implementing the standard C library, glibc provides …

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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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Minimize speed when using your first defined symbol

The Graphical User Interface is much easier and I can already do most of what I need there." To a certain extent you would be right, and by no means am I suggesting you should ditch the GUI. Networking the critical aspects of a city, from manhole covers and traffic …

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Is Gnome Flashback the best windows manager for Linux?

The Linux system call uses the write routine pointed at by the file data structure describing this pipe. If you have a /etc/cron.allow file, this supersedes cron.deny (ie, cron.deny is ignored) and allows only those listed in it to use cron. The only rule is that …

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Let your Devil-Linux terminal speak its mind

It's a must try Linux distribution for those are willing to test the working of server on Desktop. But all things come to an end eventually. Much of enterprise IT's excitement is focused on advancements at the application level (and rightly so), but it's Linux that powers these innovations and …

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Is Algol the best programming language for Linux?

The character % introduces a job name. At kernel initialization time, the address families built into the kernel register themselves with the BSD socket interface. Both are very different from proprietary software (also commonly called commercial software), which is software that is controlled by a company or an individual. Source code …

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Configuration via the terminal

Workspaces is a feature I would never trade for anything else. Not only you earn more capabilities as a developer, you also learn (sometimes the hard way) how to solve issues, monitor your machine for potential problems, configure different components and more. Putting morals before convenience and ease may be …

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Editing with vi and esdcat

Copyleft advocates also point out that although code released under the GLP cannot be incorporated directly into proprietary software that does not make its full source code freely available, it is still possible to use it effectively with proprietary code. If the substring matches more than one job, bash reports …

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Redirecting output with PCLinuxOS

Very small company leadership, with less than ten personnel, often incorrectly assume that interpersonal issues and technical decisions are not correlated at all. The kernel does not impose any restrictions on concurrent file access. Each command comes with a manual page which can be used to learn about its function …

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Download via SFTP

The new module also exports symbols to the kernel and insmod builds a table of these exported images. Notably, Linux is the fastest growing operating system released to date. More importantly, Linux strives to behave in accordance with POSIX and SUS requirements. WinModems lack some basic hardware on the modem …

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Text Processing and Manipulation

Sections are linear chunks of the object code that load into linear chunks of memory. The size of a file is measured in bytes and is called its length. Actually, it is often far less expensive to purchase a computer just for studying Linux than it is to pay the …

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Fall in love with uptime

Thus they are also called built-in commands. This means that companies can run Linux on very large and expensive hardware for big tasks, such as graphics rendering or chemical molecular modeling, as well as on older hardware, such as an old Sun UltraSPARC computer, to extend its lifetime in a …

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Good fortune at the terminal

Though I make no claim to it's quality, even Microsoft Windows is "free of cost" to consumers. Recently, it got a new Pixel desktop, which has improved the overall look of the OS as well. Linux affects IT operations teams, developers, network engineers, lines of business and the CIO's office …

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Editing with vi and dnssec-keygen

This might be a bit of a controversial statement, but I've not seen any Linux GUIs that are quite as good as Windows. In 1978, Kernighan and Ritchie wrote, "The C Programming Language," a book that is today as it was 20 years ago: THE book on C programming. Like …

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Here's what no-one tells you about ln

and insert it as the first line of your script. Arch Linux, the favorite Linux distribution of die-hard Linux enthusiasts, comes with Linux kernel and package manager. Linux keeps looking through the pending list from the start until there is a pass where no semaphore operations can be applied and …

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How zgrep can spruce up your system

So that Linux can manage the processes in the system, each process is represented by a task_struct data structure (task and process are terms that Linux uses interchangeably). Signals have no inherent relative priorities. If you tried to code up something similar in C from scratch, you'd be looking at …

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Linux CLI goodness with rpcbind

As you can see, by use of scripting, any shell interaction can be automated and scripted. A typical Linux distribution includes the Linux kernel, but it also contains many application programs and tools. The device identifier for the first partition of that disk (/dev/hdb1) is (3,65). Knowledge and …

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How setquota can help power your webapp

When provided with a relative pathname, the kernel begins the pathname resolution in the current working directory. Linux systems always have a root filesystem. I've been in Free Software for a few years now and learned a ton from it. Modularity is common in nature, and its application to man-made …

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Boost your mastery of hostid with these tips

Critical mass will be reached when people are given a CD that they can install just as easily as Windows and will provide them with all the tools that they are accustomed to on that platform - mostly this means a Microsoft Office equivalent. If, however, that company transitions to Linux …

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Running syslogd inside a docker image

The inode is both a physical object, located on disk in Unix-style filesystems, and a conceptual entity, represented by a data structure in the Linux kernel. It may not be the best choice for word processing (or maybe it is -- read on), but many see it as an "ISP in …

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Configuring biod in easy steps

By then, much of the GNU operating system had been completed, with the notable exception of a kernel (i.e., the core of the operating system). The device drivers for a class of block device provide class specific interfaces to the class. There is yet one other weakness: if a …

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Creating a COPYRIGHT.TXT file for your distro

Studying in a classroom environment can be the best choice for people who (1) prefer classes to self study, (2) do not have their own computer, (3) are lacking in motivation or study skills or (4) receive some type of tuition assistance or other grants to cover the costs of …

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Which is the best IDE for Ubuntu?

If these programs actually cost money, you'd probably be able to buy a small house for the money you paid for them. To quit from manual page press q key. Much like the rise of x86, Linux is also helping to bring about new hardware approaches like ARM, an extremely …

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Programming with Zsh on Linux

This modest computer's official Raspbian OS comes loaded with tons of programming tools, connector pins, and other useful ports. To accomplish more complex tasks, tools would simply be connected together, using pipes. For self study it can be useful to have a good introductory book. Organizations today do not need …

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Tips and tricks for using CUPS for printing with Mandriva

A server is a computer with an operating system that is configured to allow other computers to connect to it from across a network. Keep in mind that these are only conventions---not rules. Setting up TCP/IP connections is very different from setting up an amateur radio X.25 connection …

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Using vi/vim rather than emacs

While early drones relied on proprietary operating systems, the boom in drone flight is helped onward by Linux, which provides the tiny embedded operating systems necessary to run many of these devices while allowing for more innovation on top of it. Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around …

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A lazy person's guide to env

You need to start from the ground up, choose components, and build a customized operating system that could easily become a great Linux distro for programming and other development purposes. Each filesystem is mounted to a specific location in the namespace, known as a mount point. One who bases his …

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