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Simple C: some ideas on how to find headers, names, and a name demangler tool

Posted 02-08-2012 at 04:23 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 11:30 AM by rainbowsally

The simplest yet, I think.. at least the C program is.

  • tips on how to find C/C++ header paths and declarations
  • tips on how to find libs containing references and definitions
  • a super-simple program to demangle C++ names
Note: With even a simple automatic makefile generator such as the one built from sources in this blog (,
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Thanks, Sonny Bono

Posted 02-07-2012 at 02:56 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Interestingly,the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (also termed the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act") which extended copyright by 20 years, was named after Sonny Bono:

Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act

He didn't actually get the bill passed, but it was named in memory of him. Reportedly, it was his opinion that copyright should last forever. But the CTEA bill compromised with a "mere" twenty year extension.

Sigh... just imagine...
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Wireless Adaptor installation

Posted 02-07-2012 at 01:40 AM by shyjumani

I want to install a wireless PCI adaptor card in Ubuntu 10.04
The hardware driver rt3563sta is displayed on systems which is properly worked.
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Graphics mode

Posted 02-06-2012 at 07:14 AM by mail2vivek1

Dear All,

This question may look foolish. Still i want to ask why Linux does not start in graphical mode while accessing it through putty?

I googled and found xmanager is an option if we are accessing linux using putty. It can be kind of workaround to access the linux in GUI

Please give your thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
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Keep a "secret" file open

Posted 02-06-2012 at 12:13 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

There is an interesting thing about the way file deletion works in POSIX systems like Linux: When you call a command like "rm" on a file, ultimately you are calling the unlink() function on that file. the unlink() function does indeed remove the file name from the file system; however, the actual file itself is not removed from the file system until the last open file descriptor to that file is closed. (see UNLINK(2))

This means that, effectively, you can keep any file you...
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