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  1. Detecting Linux-based bootable USB flash drive: Legacy BIOS or UEFI?

    Assume I got/downloaded (in the past) a bootable ISO file which contains a software which can later be installed onto a bootable USB flash drive.

    How can I detect if this ISO file is for Legacy...
  2. USage of #!/bin/sh vs #!/bin/bash shell scripts?

    Some question about the usage of shell scripts:

    1.) Are the commands of the base shell scripts a subset of bash commands?

    2.) Assume I got a long, long script WITHOUT the first line.
    How...
  3. How to find installation directory for a certain program?

    Assume someone installed a program somewhere in the past in a possibly non-default program directory.

    Even worse: several other versions of the same program might exist (in different directories)...
  4. Searching really distro-independent cmd to show WinManager and version

    I am switching oftentimes between Linux installations and evaluate new Linux distros and versions.

    So I am interested in a really, really global and distribution independent cmd/tool to find out...
  5. How to move multiple files in ONE COMMAND to other dir?

    Sorry for this question:

    How do I move multiple files WITH ONE command (not through GUI) from one dir to another?

    The following command does not work:

    mv *.mp3 /var/www/backup/files/
    ...
  6. Diff /sbin /usr/sbin /usr/local/sbin /bin /usr/bin /usr/local/bin?

    I am uncertain where (in which of the following directories) which programs should be put:

    /sbin
    /usr/sbin
    /usr/local/sbin
    /bin
    /usr/bin
    /usr/local/bin
  7. What is the difference between Fedora and "normal" RedHat Linux?

    AFAIK Fedora comes from Red Hat (as well as CentOS).
    Ok, CentOS is intended to be the long life stable enterprise OS.

    But what is the diff between Fedora and "normal" Red Hat Linux?

    Is there...
  8. Is there ONE global .bashrc or only users .bashrc ?

    Ok, every user can set up his own .bashrc. But assume the admin (root) want e.g. to supply a set of aliases for all users on the current machine.
    Where should he put these alias definitions ?
    ...
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