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I love UNIX/Linux and Systems Administration.


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comment How to find password, knowing username on broken file system
Just a security related comment.....Why? I'll presume it is windows (you didn't say), you can always reset the password from one of the admin priv'd accounts. Easier to change your password in Linux. And even then, if you forget your password to get in, how does having it in PLAIN text help you? This is confusing, and very strange to say the least.
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comment How do run MYSQL scripts from a shell script with bash variables?
You might find the DBA SE useful.
Nov
20
answered Where can I download the software RPM for Redhat?
Nov
19
comment Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD
The proper solution is of course to find and install the correct driver and your problems will be over.
Nov
19
comment How do I set up a secure Samba share on CentOS 7?
Please define what you mean by a secure samba share.
Nov
19
comment How to get the list of ports which are free in a Unix server
Within what numerical range? There are always ephemeral ports in use and these constantly change.
Nov
17
revised unable to “touch” files and “mkdir” directories being any other user other than root in /
edited title
Nov
15
comment Intermittent, temporary freezing
I've seen disk failures causing the problems you are seeing. In my case, there were no log messages anywhere. Finally the drive had a HARD failure and replacing it caused these type of problems to go away without anything further changes.
Nov
14
comment for loop for running a command for all files in a folder
I'm frankly surprised that you couldn't use a find/xargs combination to prevent writing a bash loop.
Nov
14
comment How to measure power consumption of a USB device?
Sounds like the wrong place to ask this....I think that this question would be more suited for an EE and I think that there is an SE for that.
Nov
14
comment why does “last” command show reboots
Of course, if you are ambitious you are free to get the source code and change it for yourself locally. However, there might just be some software that depends on this information being there....maybe not.
Nov
12
comment Problem with init.d auto-starting / SABnzbd
What version of the OS, distribution, version? Where is the script located? Have you activated it via chkconf which establishes appropriate symbolic links in the appropriate /etc/rc*.d directories (or whatever depending on the Linux distro).
Nov
11
comment How to extract raw ext3 inode data from disk?
I'd be interested in knowing the specific problem you are trying to solve. Maybe there is a good solution to your problem out there.
Nov
11
comment How to execute genymotion?
Read the documentation that is most likely widely available through a simple google search.
Nov
11
comment Upgrade cmake without root access
So you are not the administrator of the machine? You'll need to work this with whoever has the root password or is the owner/administrator of the machine to get this done....OR compile the package to use non-system directories.
Nov
10
comment How to update directory size after file removal?
I'm not sure if you are correct in this statement "As you may know, filenames are stored in directory inode." The filenames are stored in as data in a directory file but not in the directory inodes itself.
Nov
7
answered When I run `./command.sh &` the background task is suspended. How can I keep it running?
Nov
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I print pi (3.14159)?
Nov
6
comment Missing dependencies in VMware install?
I think that libssl.so.0.9.8 is obsolete and if so has significant security exposure.
Nov
5
comment How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?
Are you pressing the right key (determined by the motherboard vendor) to get into the BIOS settings during the reboot process?