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Systems Administrator, Consultant, Programmer, Linux geek, Computer geek, Networking geek.

I work for Net Direct, Canada's leading Linux solutions provider and largest Canadian IBM System x VAR.

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Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment SSH session pauses mid datastream; resumes with a keypress
Sleep status just means there's nothing to run, not that it's Stopped. It may be interesting to attach to the process with strace when that happens and observe where it's sleeping and what happens when you press a key.
Jun
24
awarded  Critic
Jun
24
comment How to kill a process with a single command?
Suggesting killall is VERY BAD ADVICE. It does very different things depending on which Unix/Linux you're on.
May
11
comment Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?
Virtual machines on modern systems is not emulation. If anything the IO is emulated, but usually the drivers themselves are aware they are in a VM and there is little overhead.
Mar
23
revised Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
added 49 characters in body
Mar
23
revised Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
update with actual solution
Mar
22
answered Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
Mar
22
revised Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
added 106 characters in body
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator
Mar
22
asked Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
Mar
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
15
answered Can I pipe stdout on one server to stdin on another server?
Mar
15
comment Can I pipe stdout on one server to stdin on another server?
securely was not in the requirements :)
Mar
15
comment Can I pipe stdout on one server to stdin on another server?
Similarly, netcat on both ends makes for a great simple, easy communication channel. tar cf - /path/to/dir | nc 1.2.3.4 5000 on one server, nc -l -p 5000 > backupfile.tar on the other.
Feb
22
answered When I set the default shell, it doesn't “take”
Jan
24
revised Linux equivalent of Cisco's “begin” command
add shorter examples from @manatwork
Jan
23
answered Linux equivalent of Cisco's “begin” command
Nov
25
answered Boot device /dev/sda1 does not exist on Debian in QEmu
Nov
15
revised Controlling users' default printer as an administrator
add alternate location for lpoptions file