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Forum: Programming 01-19-2010
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Posted By blowtorch
system(3) does a fork and exec, to put it simply....
system(3) does a fork and exec, to put it simply. You might want to look at popen(3), which returns a FILE pointer that allows you to read output from or write input to the command that you're...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 10-01-2009
6,367
Posted By blowtorch
I'm hardly on these days, but yeah, unix.com...
I'm hardly on these days, but yeah, unix.com rules :)
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-04-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
Need my mobile phone when I sleep... its always...
Need my mobile phone when I sleep... its always somewhere in the immediate vicinity of my pillow.
Forum: Programming 06-04-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
You should not be using sizeof to determine...
You should not be using sizeof to determine string lengths. Use strlen for that. Your sizeof is returning the correct size (4 or 8 depending on your system's architecture).
Forum: Red Hat 05-23-2009
34,086
Posted By blowtorch
The command 'arch' will help too. On Intel/AMD...
The command 'arch' will help too. On Intel/AMD architecture, you'll get i386 for 32bit and x86_64 for 64bit processors.
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Posted By blowtorch
You could scp the script across and then ssh to...
You could scp the script across and then ssh to execute. The script could save its output locally, which you scp back again to the Windows box. You'll have to setup key-based authentication between...
Forum: Solaris 04-06-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
I'm not entirely sure that its due to a faulty...
I'm not entirely sure that its due to a faulty cable. You might get similar errors if you have any commands that change the speed of the interface (ndd set or something like that). Not sure that...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 04-06-2009
27,049
Posted By blowtorch
Not a joke per se, but nice bit of geek humor...
Not a joke per se, but nice bit of geek humor (I'm pretty sure everyone's read this, but here goes).

How to Shoot Yourself In the Foot:

C
You shoot yourself in the foot.
C++
You...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 03-30-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
Yeah, that sounds too cheap to be true ;) I...
Yeah, that sounds too cheap to be true ;)

I pay 69SGD for cable TV (just some basic channels) and 8mpbs internet connection.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 03-26-2009
19,719
Posted By blowtorch
I don't use my phone to access the net. I have a...
I don't use my phone to access the net. I have a standard issue mobile phone (not the Iphone or a PDA) and I find the screen to be too small...
Forum: Solaris 03-23-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
I tested out on another system (a test box), and...
I tested out on another system (a test box), and this is apparently normal LOFS behaviour.

Q. Is this normal behaviour for LOFS mounted filesystems? If I mount x on top of y, and create a...
Forum: Solaris 03-23-2009
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Posted By blowtorch
Normal LOFS behaviour?
I've got one directory LOFS mounted on top of another (this is to help move from an older standard that we used to follow to a newer one that we will be).

Something like this:


bash-3.00# df...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 12-14-2008
7,760
Posted By blowtorch
Very impressive... Are (or were) you in the US...
Very impressive... Are (or were) you in the US armed forces? That is a staggering amount of countries to travel to under your own steam :P
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 11-12-2008
25,332
Posted By blowtorch
8gigs of RAM :eek:??? You could render movie...
8gigs of RAM :eek:??? You could render movie scenes while playing Dead Space!!!!
Forum: Solaris 08-28-2008
8,202
Posted By blowtorch
By using boot -a, you've gone around your...
By using boot -a, you've gone around your /etc/system file (possibly giving /dev/null when prompted for /etc/system). If the /etc/system still has those entries, you will need to remove them,...
Forum: Solaris 08-28-2008
3,028
Posted By blowtorch
I would suggest scheduling downtime and changing...
I would suggest scheduling downtime and changing the memory stick that is coming up in the error message. This could worsen and the server could crash at a bad time (in the middle of the day, for...
6,487
Posted By blowtorch
Will each of the scripts that you invoke be doing...
Will each of the scripts that you invoke be doing detailed error checking? If the last script executed runs a command that fails, it could print the error and return a failure code.

If you write...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-25-2008
3,158
Posted By blowtorch
Another thing I'd recommend is making sure that...
Another thing I'd recommend is making sure that your entire hand is supported (from the elbow down)... That helps a lot.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-15-2008
6,806
Posted By blowtorch
Let's see, C, perl, ksh/bash/sh, and thats it!...
Let's see, C, perl, ksh/bash/sh, and thats it! Rather a limited list. I have written code in assembly and LISP, but that was when I was in college, so its not really worth mentioning.

And I can...
Forum: Solaris 08-13-2008
45,503
Posted By blowtorch
What about services that nfs/server is dependent...
What about services that nfs/server is dependent on? You might want to check svcs -d nfs/server to make sure that all necessary processes are running.
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Posted By blowtorch
You're seeing two processes because of the way...
You're seeing two processes because of the way cron runs jobs. It uses 'sh', so the "sh -c" is the actual process that cron has run. However, your script probably starts with "#! /usr/bin/ksh" so you...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-13-2008
5,325
Posted By blowtorch
The link used to be here somewhere, I can't...
The link used to be here somewhere, I can't remember where. I believe it was about Complex Event Processing. If there's another one, I dunno about it :)
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-13-2008
5,325
Posted By blowtorch
It depends. If there's a good movie in, we'd go...
It depends. If there's a good movie in, we'd go watch that. Sometimes I go running (longer than my daily run). Mostly weekends are devoted to waking up late and having the morning cuppa instead of...
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Posted By blowtorch
Also keep in mind that some filesystems...
Also keep in mind that some filesystems specifically need to be created with or mounted with largefile support. Otherwise any file larger than 2GB is going to give you trouble.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-03-2008
3,507
Posted By blowtorch
Hm, could all of us refer to Microsoft as MS...
Hm, could all of us refer to Microsoft as MS instead of M$? I mean everyone is in the OS business to make money...
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