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May
2
revised Using brew: curl version error, “Incompatible library version” for libcurl.4.dylib
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May
2
suggested approved edit on Using brew: curl version error, “Incompatible library version” for libcurl.4.dylib
Apr
17
comment Installing Linux with USB on Mac
Step 3 says "Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically.", so if you wrote target.img then the extra suffix looks like expected behaviour.
Apr
15
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Nov
8
awarded  Organizer
Nov
8
revised Is it OK to use “.” to run files instead of source - in .bashrc in Ubuntu and OS X?
Adding osx tag as it prominent in the question
Nov
8
suggested approved edit on Is it OK to use “.” to run files instead of source - in .bashrc in Ubuntu and OS X?
Sep
23
comment How can I create a local function in my bashrc?
This won't work if do_stuff is used inside another function. When you call that function, you will get bash: do_stuff: command not found. I know this isn't the exact case the op was talking about but it's worth pointing out.
Sep
16
comment Restricting access to just CVS and Git commands
@Gilles Actually, I have been reading "Git on the Server - Setting Up the Server" and it is suggesting using a single user (called git) for all users. So my concerns about using a single account are still there.
Sep
13
comment Restricting access to just CVS and Git commands
Oh, I guess I misunderstood then. Two accounts for each person would be very annoying for everyone involved. I guess I also don't understand what is meant by "You typically see things like git@gitserver.com as the frontend user when interacting with the repo." I interpreted that line as one account used by all.
Sep
12
comment Restricting access to just CVS and Git commands
cvs uses OS user names to identify committers and so I would never have thought of using a single account for git. It's an interesting idea. Is that seen as good practise? The idea of using a single account for multiple people makes me wary.
Sep
11
asked Restricting access to just CVS and Git commands
Sep
11
awarded  Informed
Sep
3
comment Installing Epel repository on CentOS fails
Related: stackoverflow.com/questions/25642071/… This looks to be a temporary breakage of the epel repository.
Jan
3
comment FedUp, unable to upgrade to Fedora 20
"it seems to do an upgrade to the same version 20 instead." The downloaded files are stored in /var/tmp/system-upgrade and it won't download the F19 ones unless you delete the existing files.
Dec
8
comment Can I somehow add a “&& prog2” to an already running prog1?
if you suspend again before it ends and do the same thing with a different command, does the initial chaining of mycleanup get replaced?
Oct
31
comment How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
So it turns out that one of the directories on my PATH was actually a symlink into one of the NFS mounts. I had forgotten I had done that. strace -e file helped me to identify it, so thanks @ninjalj for adding another tool to my toolbox.
Oct
30
comment How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
When it was hung I ran strace on a bash process and then tried to run something. I didn't spot anything obviously wrong in the output. I'll try file tracing next time it happens. (Also thanks for making me aware of -e!)
Oct
30
asked How do I stop bash from hanging when trying to start programmes while NFS is disrupted
Aug
24
comment Run a command before services are started
I ended up just doing mount -o remount /dev/shm in the Oracle startup script (with a comment point to the bugzilla entry) as I didn't find a better option. Thanks for the suggestion @vonbrand