Explanation of the hash-bang (#!)

If you do any amount of scripting with any Unix-like operating system, you are probably familiar with the hash-bang (also known as the shebang).

The hash-bang, put at the start of a script, instructs the OS to use the program following the #! to interpret the script. For example, if you've got a Perl script and you set the permissions to executable, you won't automatically be able to just ...

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Making your own OpenSearch plugins

OpenSearch is a standard being pushed by Amazon’s research arm, A9.com. To create a search plugin, you simply need to write a really short XML file containing instructions to the web browser on how to perform the search. The search plugins currently are supported in both Firefox 2.0.x and Internet Explorer 7. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s implementation is sadly incomplete, so to retain full cross-browser support you ...

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Installing Solaris 10 - widen your Unix experience

Solaris 10 logo

OK, so the commercial version of Solaris strictly speaking isn't free software/open source (although quite a lot of the code is now open, thanks to the OpenSolaris project). But still, since we do quite a lot of Linux and other Unix stuff here on FOSSwire, I thought I might take a quick excursion into Sun's Unix.

I'm pretty sure we will also be taking a look ...

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