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Back in '77 I worked with Steve Bourne on /bin/sh (little known fact: like awk, sh was named for its inventors, 'S' for Steve and 'H' for Humbert) and was responsible for the 'done' keyword. Following that I alternately pursued computer programming, field anthropology, and general philology; I currently work for an organization that has no name in the field of complex system obfuscation.

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answered traceroute and ping from school network
Apr
10
answered why cpulimit makes process STOPPED?
Apr
9
comment Increase brightness in a part of the display
If there was, it probably wouldn't yield satisfactory results. Either the illumination source is damaged or the lcd is, and will not be able to produce the same luminance or contrast as the undamaged part regardless of how you change the contents of the framebuffer.
Apr
9
answered watch perldoc output preserving formatting
Apr
9
answered Is it okay to run my system off a flash drive?
Dec
21
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
6
comment Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?
You won't see that in the strace output since it only reports system calls. You can infer that when a getuid is closely followed by writing the error message that the code was similar to if(getuid() != 0) printf("Need to be root");. Which in fact the source code shows it to be.
Oct
23
answered `unbuffer` or `stdbuf` for removing stdout buffering?
Oct
23
comment Setting time through GPS dongle
@Xufyan see "added" above.
Oct
23
revised Setting time through GPS dongle
added "added"
Oct
23
answered How to report “sed” in-place changes
Oct
23
revised Setting time through GPS dongle
added a dummy line to be replaced with more information
Oct
23
answered Setting time through GPS dongle
Oct
23
comment EACCES that should not happen
+1 self-answers are good for StackExchange. I'm glad you found the fix (and my one complaint about SELinux is that it hides itself unless you know to ask about it (what do you mean you don't know ls -Z??? ;) )
Oct
23
comment Setting time through GPS dongle
What is the output of the echo $GPSDATE?
Oct
23
comment Is there something like a lorem ipsum generator?
lipsum.com has always been there when I needed it (yes, I know it isn't local, just offering another way).
Oct
22
comment C shell script : how do I compare two strings?
Don't program in csh (or COBOL or Whitespace ) if you can possibly avoid it.
Oct
22
answered how to run .dump command in linux?
Oct
20
revised python3 traceback error
added 870 characters in body
Oct
19
comment What does the “interruptible sleep” state indicate?
"Any way for FF to reattach to X?" because I've never been able to figure out how the window can be unmapped/destroyed without the client process getting a signal, I assume that the socket from the FF program to the UI remains open. So long as a process is connected to a socket, I know of no way that any process could tap into that. (Now that you caused me to think about it, I suspect this comes of a protocol error between the X server and client which is insanely difficult (i.e. I'd never try) to debug).