[u-u] apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Giles Orr gilesorr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 13:18:17 EST 2016

On 15 January 2016 at 12:53, Doug Lee <douglee at vex.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jan 2016, Giles Orr wrote:
>> On 14 January 2016 at 21:58, Ken Pon <k.pon at outlook.com> wrote:
>>> Follow-up on the above command. I tried it and it works (download then
>>> install) on Kali Linux 2; I must have typed it in incorrectly.
>>> This was a very interesting command because it installs the correct
>>> version
>>> of Linux Headers using the information from the uname command.
>> Encountered another very nice command like that recently when
>> compiling the kernel:
>> time make -j `getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN` deb-pkg
>> Grabs the number of threads (not cores) to feed to the "-j" parameter.
> I tried it on a Slackware kernel tree without the deb-pkg bit and it worked
> time make -j `getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN`
> May I ask where/how you encountered it?


Good piece of documentation.

>> You can always do that kind of text wrangling with Linux/Unix
>> commands, but it's nice when it's as elegantly simple as these two.

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