Old school Linux with the repquota utility

According to the Stack Overflow 2016 survey, desktop developers now constitute just 6.9 percent of all developers (and that also includes Mac Desktops). Files can be opened for reading, writing, or both. Once connection has been made, any of the (usually) several browsers available can be used to start …

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Choosing a printer for Linux

Each surface of the platter is divided into narrow, concentric circles called tracks. Linux (pronounced "lih-nucks") is an operating system that is used today to run a variety of applications on a variety of different hardware. Sustainable technologies are also important, and the best example of the issue is proprietary …

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How much do you know about the Linux objcopy command?

From the kernel, of which a substantial part of it is written in C, to lots of everyday user-land applications, C is used massively on your Linux system. Voting, commerce, medical records, tax calculation and collection, entertainment, all are affected by computers. All bytes in a section are treated the …

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Its all about xz

Thus, if one developer obtains and improves the source code of a program, the original author has the right to reject those improvements. Most open source applications have their own communities which are constantly evolving the software thus improving its quality and security. It was unbelievably naive of them to …

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Succeed with RedHat on Linux

The issues with the Diebold [2] voting systems in the US is testament [3] to the need for transparent systems that are trustworthy. The more flexible devices can be told (via their CSRs) which DMA channels to use and, in this case, the device driver can simply pick a free …

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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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Running sshd inside a docker image

In many cases, the software's creator may have made a Linux version of the same program you use on other systems. It's Linux, not a proprietary operating system, that provides this vast scalability while also offering the underlying capabilities to abstract the various computing layers to make managing such a …

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At the command line with numactl

Every process except the first has a parent. Every transmitted ethernet frame can be seen by all connected hosts and so every ethernet device has a unique address. There is also the reverse function, Reverse ARP or RARP, which translates phsyical network addresses into IP addresses. This pragmatic approach forces …

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Get the most out of Freesco

Very little Free Software would be written, and that which was written may not be released to the public. (See "Shell Built-in Commands.") Readline has variables that can be used to further customize its behavior. Sections are linear chunks of the object code that load into linear chunks of memory …

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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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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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What's the purpose of the ChangeLog.txt file?

Further complications arise when shared virtual memory is not locked into physical memory. It is the scheduler that must select the most deserving process to run out of all of the runnable processes in the system. Even if you are an aged UNIX guru, what follows is probably of interest …

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Principles of prelink under Linux

The module data structure is marked as DELETED and it is unlinked from the list of kernel modules. They work because they want to help themselves, their user base, or their software project. To make sure that even in a dual boot scenario office staff do not cling to their …

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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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Getting started with inetd on Arch Linux

Without Linux, IoT would likely simply be too financially draining or require lock-in to a single vendor's stack. Fortunately for us there is an easy to use resource that can inform us about all the great things we can do on the command line. Some such devices are partionable, which …

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Shortcuts for ip made easy

Hedging our bets is what this issue of Troubleshooting Professional Magazine is all about. In this case the semaphore clean up code simply discards the sem_undo data structure. Commands run as a result of command substitu- tion ignore the keyboard-generated job control signals SIGTTIN, SIGTTOU, and SIGTSTP. All system times …

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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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Redirecting standard output on the PocketLinux operating system

Linux provides any tools you need as a developer to operate a scalable, secure servers. When Corporations are happy with the used software they donate money to the communities in order to be able to continue their work and developing new versions. Instead, it focuses on user-space system-level programming, that …

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The importance of psacct on the Rasberry Pi

When you boot a system that uses the GRUB Legacy bootloader, you'll see a menu that shows the boot options that you defined in the configuration file. In a very real sense Linux is a product of the Internet or World Wide Web (WWW). Device drivers have to be careful …

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Linux adventures with bzless

As Fedora is backed by Red Hat, you can expect it to work without issues while development process. Quite the contrary, the artisans and artists who craft software which can be shared, improved, and shared again are building an infrastructure at least as beneficial to society and the economy of …

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Compiling your own kernel on Asianux

Share your personal experiences (good and bad) with Linux. They represent a totally different way of producing software that opens up every aspect of development, debugging, testing, and study to anyone with enough interest in doing so. Purchasing your own digital signature key can be expensive, and somewhat cumbersome if …

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Minimize speed when using your first file modifier

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 no output_file is supplied, output goes to stdout. The INET socket layer supports the internet address family which contains the TCP/IP protocols …

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Getting the best out of install when using Ubuntu

The installation and setup process of this Linux distro for programmers is almost just like Fedora. For some small business leaders I've consulted, the human factor is either a notion to be rejected or ignored. Perhaps it will become easier to provide a better answer to the debate among free …

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Create your own video streaming server with VectorLinux

Getting involved with kernel development is, paradoxically, both easier than it seems like it should be, and also ridiculously difficult. These unique addresses are built into each ethernet device when they are manufactured and it is usually kept in an SROM2 on the ethernet card. Different distributions have chosen varying …

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Interesting apps based on ranlib

Users of closed source operating systems must report the bug to the manufacturer and wait for the manufacturer to develop, test, and release a solution to the problem, known as a hot fix. A regular file contains bytes of data, organized into a linear array called a byte stream. As …

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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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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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No more mistakes with touch

The thorough and col- laborative open source approach to testing software and fixing software bugs increases the stability of Linux; it is not uncommon to find a Linux system that has been running contin- uously for months or even years without being turned off.Security, a vital concern for most …

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Instance names should not be specified when using at

Indeed, in the case of Linux-based cash registers, it would in all likelihood be a security risk to release the code to a wide audience. he Linux terminal is superior to use over Window's command line for developers. The API user (generally, the higher-level software) has zero input into the …

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Programming with Python on Ubuntu Kylin

The world economy will not collapse if creators of software choose to share their work with the world. Running a UNIX system is not an easy task, not even for commercial versions of UNIX. Open source software isn't free from cost, of course. Make use of this command often so …

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Understanding the fundamentals of gawk

Its vast package database and supportive community is another plus point. This means that if a system has two IDE controllers there will be entries for the IDE subsystem at indices at 3 and 22 in the blk_dev and blkdevs vectors. Most of the time you will be issuing commands …

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How logname can help power your webapp

Slackware includes LILO and Loadlin for booting Slackware Linux. Instead, Linux aims toward compliance with two of the most important and prevalent standards: POSIX and the Single UNIX Specification (SUS). It is as old as computers themselves. When the systems running our voting is proprietary or closed, it means that …

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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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Understanding the library linker game

Becoming familiar with Linux can result in a substantial financial savings because the software (both the operating system and the application programs) is available for free and because Linux can run on older and cheaper computers. In 1978, Kernighan and Ritchie wrote, "The C Programming Language," a book that is …

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Its all about rdate

As such it is possible to have two or more files and directories with the same name but letters of different case. I say somewhat, because the use of sed in conjunction with pipes is somewhat more comfortable (at least to this author) for substitution of text in files. Software …

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Minimize speed when using your first accepted version

Hard links allow for complex filesystem structures with multiple pathnames pointing to the same data. You may need to go through several rounds of resubmission and additional feedback before your code is accepted, and in some cases it may be rejected. Share your personal experiences (good and bad) with Linux …

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Understanding the fundamentals of CUPS

The smallest addressable unit on a block device is the sector. With the connection established both ends are free to send and receive data. When it is started up, usually at system boot time, it opens up an Inter-Process Communication (IPC) channel to the kernel. At kernel initialization time, the …

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Get rid of declare once and for all

The default action for the SIGFPE signal will core dump the process and then cause it to exit. Any of the bytes within a file may be read from or written to. Through virtual memory and paging, the kernel allows many processes to coexist on the system, each operating in …

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Getting up and running with Lumina

The read/write heads are moved across the surface of the platters by an actuator. The Linux kernel, supporting both preemptive multitasking and virtual memory, provides every process both a virtualized processor and a virtualized view of memory. Other common sections in ELF executables are the absolute section (which contains …

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Getting started with syslogd on Arch Linux

Unlike Windows, Linux requires each user to have an account. Linux keeps looking through the pending list from the start until there is a pass where no semaphore operations can be applied and so no more processes can be woken. Effectively, they define system programming, or at least a common …

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