Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A (4th Edition)

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1 Answers to Even-numbered Exercises 1. minal? 2. How can you keep other users from using write to communicate with you? Why would you want to? Give the command mesg n to keep ordinary users from writing to your termi- nal. You can take this action when you do not want to be disturbed or when you are viewing something on your screen that you do not want overwritten. 3. Whsts? 4. How can you find out which utilities are available on your system for edit- ing files? Which utilities are available for editing on your system? Give the command apropos editor . Typical editors are vim , ex , ed , and gedit . 5. ates? 6. What happens when you use diff to compare two binary files that are not identical? (You can use gzip to create the binary files.) Explain why the diff output for binary files is different from the diff output for ASCII files. When you compare binary files with diff , the utility displays a message say- ing the files differ when the files differ or no message when the files are the same. The diff utility compares ASCII files on a line-by-line basis; it is not designed to compare binary files on a byte-by-byte basis. Use
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