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I'm a programmer and all-around nerd living in San Diego, California and working at JetHead Development Inc.

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


Sep
13
comment How to install SUMO on Ubuntu 10.10
What is "sumo"?
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Aug
28
comment Shift-Space in less
@StephaneChazelas: How would you do that for xterm?
Aug
28
comment Shift-Space in less
@goldilocks: There's nothing wrong with wanting to use Shift-Space, especially if you're used to using it with other tools. It just happens to be impossible for less to distinguish between Space and Shift-Space.
Aug
26
comment In Linux, is 'make folder/path/clean' same as running 'make clean' command in folder/path?
The -C option is not POSIX.
Aug
23
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
comment Does the kernel have a main() function?
Also asked by the same user here: stackoverflow.com/q/18266063/827263
Jul
27
answered Prevent a file from being deleted even after rm -f
Jul
20
comment Why is it better to use “#!/usr/bin/env NAME” instead of “#!/path/to/NAME” as my shebang?
@root: For Perl, use v5.12; serves some of that purpose. And #!/usr/bin/env perl5.12 will fail if the system has Perl 5.14 but not 5.12. For Python 2 vs. 3, #!/usr/bin/python2 and #!/usr/bin/python3 are likely to work.
Jul
19
revised why does ls -d also list files, and where is it documented?
Clarify wildcard expansion
Jul
16
comment What happens to the old binary when a new one compiled from source?
How did a copy of git end up in /usr/bin/X11? ... Oh, I see; on my system, /usr/bin/X11 is a symlink to /usr/bin. On older systems, /usr/bin/X11 was commonly a separate directory. Bottom line, you don't need to have /usr/bin/X11 in your $PATH.
Jul
3
revised How and where can I permanently set $ program file to have extra argument '&'
added 200 characters in body
Jul
3
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How and where can I permanently set $ program file to have extra argument '&'
Jul
3
revised How and where can I permanently set $ program file to have extra argument '&'
Link to official GNU documentation
Jul
3
answered How and where can I permanently set $ program file to have extra argument '&'
Jul
1
answered Can the GNU Project be seen as a distribution of Linux?
Jul
1
comment Make cd automatically ls
I have something similar, but I call it cdl, since the point is to save typing.
Jun
27
answered C Shell Array Declaration Syntax, () vs {}
Jun
27
comment C Shell Array Declaration Syntax, () vs {}
Your second example gives $arrname a single element with the value x,nx,y,ny,z,nz. I'm a bit surprised the version with { braces } works.