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Why Slackware is not like Debian: a guide for new slackers

Posted 02-09-2022 at 12:12 PM by hazel
Updated 02-10-2022 at 05:56 AM by hazel

Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution and also one of the most distinctive. People who come freshly to it, after perhaps having used another Linux distribution for a couple of years, often experience a degree of culture shock. There are a lot of posts in the Slackware forum on this site which amount to "I did A in my new Slackware system and the result was B when most distros would have given me C. Why does Slackware behave like this?" If they then get the answer, "That...
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Simple Mass File Renamer & Deleter [Python]

Posted 09-17-2008 at 12:01 PM by ghostdog74

I am so bored today, that i started creating a command line batch file renamer, tested on Linux with Python 2.4.
Some of the simple things it can do is:
1) Change upper case to lower case and vice versa
2) Change file names by pattern substitution
3) Change file names by number sequence
4) Insert pattern in front of files
5) Insert pattern at the end of files.
6) Simple sort by number.
7) Manual revert of changed files.
8) Deletion...
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Preplogic.com - I like it. Makes me feel smart.

Posted 04-12-2009 at 08:14 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)
Updated 02-15-2010 at 09:55 AM by jaymarting (updated for progress)

About five months ago, I decided to for my CCNA. And I decided to use Preplogic.com to train for it. Preplogic has a fantastic program for networking wannabes (and networking already bes). For those of you only interested in the technology side of things, the CCNA is a decently high level certification from Cisco: Cisco Certified Networking Associate. My career in the networking field has been short for many but lengthy for me. Most of my 4 years have been spent as a Jr Network Admin at a small...
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So what is Unix?

Posted 09-02-2017 at 01:01 PM by hazel
Updated 07-29-2019 at 11:17 AM by hazel

People often ask "Is Linux the same thing as Unix?". And they are usually told that Linux is one of the Unix family of operating systems but that there are many others. This site, unusually for a Linux forum, has forums for some other Unixen as well. But what qualifies an operating system to be considered as Unix? Here are my on the properties an OS ought to have to qualify for this distinguished club. Additions are welcome.

1. All hardware and filesystem...
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Why and how to use `pthread_join()`? - PThreads

Posted 05-23-2012 at 01:00 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 08-24-2012 at 01:50 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

  • Q: What is join with respect to Pthreads?
    A: Join is a functionality of Pthread library which allows the originating thread to wait for the completion of all its spawned thread's tasks.

    Without join the originating thread would exit as soon as it completes its chores, completely ignoring the states of its spawned threads. Due to this, even if any of the spawned threads is in middle of its chore, it'll simply get aborted.
  • Problem statement:
    In the below code I have
...
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