Using the alternatives command

The alternatives command on Fedora-descended systems (RHEL, Scientific Linux, CentOS, etc.) permits two versions of the same utility to exist on a system at the same time by automatically switching links from a canonical path to the actual versioned path when necessary. Quite a few other system utilities have come to rely on it, namely […]

Source or Satire?

From time to time I encounter openly discoverable code that is so wild in nature that I can’t help but wonder if the author was writing a machine function or a satirical statement. Groovy source: After spending a few days plowing through Java code at the outset of a new Android project I found […]