I have a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server running Linux, but
I’m not sure which version of Linux (Fedora, CentOS, Debian, etc.) the server
is running. How do I find out?
We have a situation where we need to keep a ZIP archive of some data files available on our Ubuntu Linux server so that our satellite offices can grab the information through slower data lines. Problem is, the underlying files change 2-3 times a day. What’s a quick, efficient way to only rebuild the ZIP archive file on our Linux system if a file’s changed, but leave it as-is if everything’s stayed the same?
I was using Sun Microsystems Solaris operating system at school for the last month. I was also told by my professor that it was also Unix operating system. Are Unix and Solaris the same thing? I looked online for screenshots of both and the results are practically identical to each other, as well as the screen I would look at while on-campus. I would like to add Unix and Solaris operating systems to my resume, but I don’t know if it would make sense if they are one in the same. Please help.
I just bought a slick ASUS Eee PC netbook, model 1000HA, and want to configure it to work with both Microsoft Windows XP, which is already installed, and Ubuntu or some other flavor of Linux. How can I do that without having to reinstall WinXP?
I’m frustrated as heck! I clicked on a URL and next thing I knew I was on a completly different site that was quite, um, inappropriate for work. I know how to write a redirect in my own script, but I am wondering: how can I unwrap, decode, slow down or trace a sequence of redirects so I can see what’s going on? If it helps, I have a Linux system I can use for the task.
I’m trying to figure out how to disable the echo flag in C. I want to do this because I am coding a C program that must ask for a users password, so I would like to disable Echo, let the user enter his password, then re-enable Echo.
On page 329 (Hour 16) of your book Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours is the example:
If I try this with this code:
syntax error at line 3: `(' unexpected
Are you able to quickly explain what the line test $value < $(echo $string | wc -c) is actually trying to do? I don’t quite understand the $(…) part … and is the < performing a ‘redirection for input’ or is it meant to be ‘less than’?
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