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Jun
2
comment Why is 777 assigned to chmod to permit everything on a file?
It is irrelevant here why they picked octal numbers. My point is that the reason that maximum rights are represented by the number 7 is not that 7 happens to be the maximum octal number.
Jun
1
comment Why is 777 assigned to chmod to permit everything on a file?
I don't think this is a good explanation. UNIX designers could have decimal numbers and would still have ended up with 7 denoting maximum access, rather than 9 (as the maximum decimal digit). The 7 is not chosen "subtractively" based upon what numbers are possible starting at the highest possible single digit, but "additively" based upon the access allowed by the single binary digits starting at zero for no rights at all.
May
3
comment Ubuntu 12.04LTS stuck at login mouse and keyboard not responding
I have created a separate question for that particular issue.
May
3
awarded  Student
May
3
asked How to Enter Recovery Mode from Grub
Apr
25
comment Ubuntu 12.04LTS stuck at login mouse and keyboard not responding
Can you clarify how to get into that recovery mode, please? My Ubuntu is stuck in the same situation, and when I try to boot using the recovery item from Grub, I still get to a login screen where I cannot do anything.
Mar
8
comment Ubuntu 12.04LTS stuck at login mouse and keyboard not responding
If this was the working solution, please mark it as accepted.
Feb
28
comment Text editor to edit 4.3 GB plain text file
Or especially with the -i flag (in-place), so it behaves essentially like a text editor that will replace the original file content.
Mar
4
comment How can I boot into Windows from GRUB rescue without a CD drive?
Not sure how to get into "edit mode" when the grub rescue prompt is already shown. The e key, as advised in various places, doesn't have any effect/registers as an unknown command.
Mar
4
awarded  Supporter