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umask

August 21st, 2009 No comments

umask determines what permissions any new files or directories will have by default. Like file permissions, it historically takes an octal value (e.g. ‘umask 002′), but can also symbolic values (e.g. ‘umask a=rx,ug+w’). I’m going to just focus on the octal values.
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Programmer Jokes

August 19th, 2009 No comments
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Unix time

August 16th, 2009 No comments

If you should happen to need to know the current time as a unix timestamp, try http://www.unixtime.se/. Alternatively typing

date +%s

at a convenient command line might be faster, and more accurate…

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