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Aug
27
comment How do you prevent a DHCP release during shutdown?
Are you really sure that this is what happens? I pretty much doubt that any distro will just release a DHCP lease on shutdown. You can force it with -r, but by default, it shouldn't do that. (Is your leases file writable etc? Checked syslog?)
Jul
21
comment port being in use not displayed in netstat output
Try netstat -lp, showing you processes that are listening.
Jun
16
comment stdout is empty
Maybe the Wiki is useful: headless operation; also there's the source...
Jun
16
comment stdout is empty
@lgeorget, rotmus0: eek, didn't look close enough. Sorry for the noise.
Jun
16
comment stdout is empty
Try it like CellProfiler ... > test.txt 2>&1, maybe it's outputting to stderr. (See this for the ordering)
Jun
15
comment Is it possible to run a 10.04 or 12.04 or earlier LTS containerized under LXC or Docker on Trusty?
This mailing list thread (and the linked answer by jpetazzo) could provide some insight.
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to run a 10.04 or 12.04 or earlier LTS containerized under LXC or Docker on Trusty?
No need to use install media, there're several docker containers of older Ubuntu releases in the registry.
Jun
13
comment command line method or programtically add ssh key to github.com user account
How about using some library to use GitHub's API?
Jun
6
comment How to set the tab name to an alias hostname of the remote host I'm connected to?
It's probably not quite what you want but it might be worth a look: Try curl http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-hostname from inside the VM and see if this value is better suited for a tab name then what hostname gets you. (More about metadata)
Jun
3
comment How to copy a public key to your server
Maybe a piece to the puzzle: You usually have your public key served to your VM via metadata service, and grabbed and put into place by something like cloudinit.
Jun
3
comment Docker: How to get image size?
Not a general answer, but looking at the way the stackbrew ubuntu images are built, you can guess a lower bound to the image size from the used tarballs. (For predictable bandwidth usage, you might just build the images yourself -- you'd then know how much is downloaded, i.e. just the tarball itself.)
May
26
comment What is the recommended way to build an apt mirror with multiple versions of packages?
Another option might be aptly which might help here.
May
11
comment Why we can not see a single hyphen from $0 on a login shell invoked with `--login` option?
Quick hint for #3: Have a look at argv0 (see also this)
Mar
24
comment AiX topas snapshot to web
Note the apache in your PHP script output. The script is not run as root -- which is good, but may affect the way topas works. Try sudo -u apache bash myscript.sh for comparison (if sudo is available to you).
Mar
11
comment Confused with awk! Getting: 'cannot open “” for output'
If you find yourself awking XML quite often, there's special tools for that, for example XMLgawk.
Nov
1
comment Monitor via SSH and execute local script upon change detection
This sounds very complicated. Which problem are you trying to solve? For a Linux dev environment with a shared folder, many people like to use Vagrant, for example.
Jun
17
comment How can I queue up an entire directory for FTP?
There are no rock-solid URLs ;) But luckily there is the internet archive wayback machine.
Jun
4
comment Is it safe to run everything from VirtualBox?
Just a pointer, there's also Qubes OS.
Jun
1
comment Making a directory protected from 'rm -rf'
Check out safe-rm
Apr
27
comment Skype window doesn't show on Debian 7.0 with Openbox
Sometimes these issues can be solved by running the program again, it might become visible (i.e. un-minimized) then... no idea if this works with Skype.