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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.

Jul
27
comment Volume too quiet at maximum
I don't know the answer. I do know that manufacturers play pretty fast and loose with their printed specifications and speaker resistance, everything else being equal, should work in direct proportionality to current and voltage. But other things aren't equal and sound equipment manufacturers either a) like to hide these difference or b) don't know how to conveniently characterize these differences or c) like to play the marketing game of a bigger/smaller number is better/worse than another number.
Jul
27
answered Volume too quiet at maximum
Jul
25
comment Unique id for combination of Latitude - Longitude
How would I do this in bash shell? I wouldn't. As @derobert mentioned, integer degrees of precision are wildly imprecise, yielding a granularity of about 110km for latitude and longitude at the equator. Also, to cover the earth with 1° separated spots will need 64800 tests in bash; that makes it the wrong tool for the job.
Jul
25
answered Is it possible to have a bashrc for a usergroup?
Jul
21
answered Lags on file access, is my HDD going to break?
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
@derobert fair 'nuff; I now see it as you intended and concur. (+1)
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
It may sound like I'm making an argument for security through obscurity. I was trying to argue that it is unwise to give teenage boys whiskey and car-keys with instruction in neither. But I may well have failed in that attempt.
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
It is my sense that if one has to ask "Is there a way … to save the password in the /etc/passwd in clear text and such that the root can see them?", then they lack the relevant understanding as to why they oughtn't. Of course, the OP could always implement the holes you enumerate, but it seems unwise to aid someone in bad practice (even if he could find the information elsewhere). The OP will likely never be your sysadmin, and I'm sure you use unique strong passwords religiously, but many people are not so enlightened; I'm sure there are others who are not so rigorous.
Jul
9
revised How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
9
revised How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?
edited title
Jul
9
revised How to set default tabs only for cat?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
8
revised Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian [SOLVED]
added /etc/default
Jul
8
revised Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian [SOLVED]
imported pastebin into OP
Jul
8
comment Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian [SOLVED]
Please don't use pastebin when you could easily paste the text into the question directly. I fixed it for you. At least you didn't use screenshots as some new users like to do for simple text. ;)
Jul
8
comment Slow Linux machine
The OP doesn't say how long "too long" is, but as others above, I suspect that sshd is trying to inverse resolve the DNS name from the IP address of the ssh client and eventually times out because it fails. If this is what the problem is, none of your diagnostic commands will show anything because the resolver is just waiting for a timer to go off and is using almost no system resources (±0)
Jul
8
answered Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian [SOLVED]
Jul
8
revised How to set default tabs only for cat?
added added
Jul
8
comment How to set default tabs only for cat?
@dotancohen I'm not sure what you mean by "wrap /bin/cat". See added above.
Jul
8
revised Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?
edited body
Jul
8
comment Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?
The problem with sslh is an outright bug. I find it hard to believe that another program like sshttp would make the same mistake. Unfortunately, I have no interest in benchmarking port multiplexors; good luck.