*nix is shorthand for UNIX-like.

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Enable coloured PHP CLI messages on console

How to enable coloured messages for PHP CLI on console (Mac OS X, latest PHP/Apache from MacPorts)? export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad doesn't seem to be enough, all PHP CLI ...
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Invalid domains in DNS don't work on mac/*nix like systems

At work we use domains like abc-01, which work fine on windows. Whilst developing mobile applications we already saw that this doesn't work on both iOS and android which we fixed for a few specific ...
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*nix behavor, when overwriting a file that's open by another process using mv

Will the other process be able to finish reading the old file even though it's been replaced?
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Well supported *nix with auto update

We're going to migrate some of our applications to linode.com and I would like to install a self-updating operating system. We have pro sysadmins on call to if the sh*t his the fan but we would like ...
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same shell environment in all accounts

What would be the best way to get the same shell environment (paths excluded) on all my accounts automatically? What I want is something that transfers the aliases, coloring, and other cool shiznit I ...
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How to recursively move all files (including hidden) in a subfolder into a parent folder in *nix?

This is a bit of an embarrassing question, but I have to admit that this late in my career I still have questions about the mv command. I frequently have this problem: I need to move all files ...
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*nix shell with IOS style completion?

Is there a Linux shell that will let you type less than full commands as you can with Cisco IOS, at least for the first command (and not its arguments)? I haven't really thought enough if this is ...
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How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?

How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?
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TCP Sessions and IP Changes

What happens to a TCP session when the IP of a client changes? I did a simple test of having netcat listen on a port, and connecting to that port from a client machine. I then changed the IP of ...
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Copy File to Clipboard

Simple Question that I just realized would be very useful. Under Linux (or really any 'nix environment) is it possible from the command line (or by other fashions, but primarily command line) to copy ...
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Directory alias vs variable in profile

What are the advantages of aliasing a directory (in my .profile) as opposed to setting a shell variable to it (and exporting of course). alias MY_DIR=/usr/local/data/test/ vs ...
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How to install Java JRE on FreeBSD with as few dependencies as possible

I've been trying to get Java working on my FreeBSD 7.1 server. I just want the runtime, since the JDK drags all kinds of unnecessary dependencies with it, and I just need it to run a jar file ...