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bio website keith-s-thompson.github.com
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I'm a programmer and all-around nerd living in San Diego, California.
I work at JetHead Development Inc.

E-mail: Keith.S.Thompson@gmail.com


Mar
21
answered What is the difference between : and true?
Mar
21
comment Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?
"Does it mean that ...?" -- Not necessarily. For Debian, I think system scripts are typically written using sh or bash; for FreeBSD, I don't know. But as long as those scripts work correctly, there's no real need for you to care how they're written (unless you're changing them yourself). For Debian, root's interactive shell is bash by default; I don't know what it is for FreeBSD, but if you have access to a system you can grep root /etc/passwd to find out. Each user uses whatever shell he or she prefers, using chsh if necessary to change it.
Mar
21
comment Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?
How does bash differ from what? The only real way to answer that is to read the documentation for each shell; I can't do justice to them in a comment.
Mar
21
answered Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?
Mar
15
revised Is there a way to view a list of timestamp history of a document/file via terminal/command line?
Add hyperlinks
Mar
15
comment Why “man CMD” shows nothing?
You should post the answer as an answer, not edit it into the question.
Mar
15
comment Is there a way to view a list of timestamp history of a document/file via terminal/command line?
Isn't this a better fit for Super User than for Server Fault?
Mar
15
answered Is there a way to view a list of timestamp history of a document/file via terminal/command line?
Mar
14
comment Why “man CMD” shows nothing?
Try these: type -a man, /usr/bin/man ls
Mar
14
comment Why “man CMD” shows nothing?
Also try man 1p ls (that's digit 1 letter p).
Mar
14
comment Why “man CMD” shows nothing?
Failed how exactly? zcat /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz | head should show you 10 lines of text; one of the lines should be something similar to .TH LS "1" "February 2011" "GNU coreutils 8.5" "User Commands". And try zcat /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz | nroff -man | less.
Mar
14
comment Why “man CMD” shows nothing?
What system are you using? Try man 1 ls or man -s 1 ls.
Mar
11
comment Opening a file with space from Ruby
If this is a Ruby question, you need to show the Ruby code you're using to invoke emacs.
Mar
9
answered Is there anything in unix crontab to determine this should be executed in PST/CST standard time?
Mar
7
comment Storing commands in files
@r0bb077: I'm glad you got it working, but if you were invoking the script as ./test, the name of the script should not have made any difference. It must have been some other change that fixed the problem.
Mar
7
revised Storing commands in files
added 412 characters in body
Mar
7
answered Storing commands in files
Mar
6
awarded  Fanatic
Mar
1
comment Using sed to get rid of characters < > ,
@userunknown: Yes, thanks for the correction.
Mar
1
revised curl --resolve appears to do nothing
Formatting