Tag Archives: Linux

The Default Browser on Linux Debacle

The concept of a default browser on linux is a complete mess. There doesn't seem to be any central, agreed upon method of defining what the default browser is. First there is the $BROWSER environment variable. This seems like a good idea, it can be set globally, and on a per user basis. On the command line, all you need to do is type $BROWSER http://... and you on your way to the website of your choice. If only it were that easy...

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Linux’s ptrace API sucks!

I love Linux, as a developer, I find the tools available suit my style of work perfectly. Sometimes the tool that I want isn't available. That's OK though, because whenever I can, I try to contribute.

I do a lot of reverse engineering work and thus the lack of anything like Ollydbg spawned off my EDB project. It's a debugger designed to focus on applications at a machine code level. This project is coming along nicely but there is one thing that I really wish I could change...ptrace sucks, and it sucks a lot.

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