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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.

Sep
9
answered Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone
Sep
9
revised Wait for background processes to finish with inverse match process ID
added 106 characters in body
Sep
9
answered Wait for background processes to finish with inverse match process ID
Sep
8
comment how to guess and rename file from deleted rar has invalid encoding
It is generally impossible to automatically guess the encoding of an 8-bit Asian filename since every octet is valid in most codepages. You've chosen the right tool 'convmv' and now you have some trial and error to go through.
Sep
8
answered Installing python module pyexiv2 on CentOS?
Sep
6
comment Why don't I have read access to files with modified ACL?
Here's what the World Wide Web Consortium has to say on the matter: w3.org/Security/Faq/wwwsf3.html
Sep
6
comment Why don't I have read access to files with modified ACL?
Be wary of the distinction between the statements "I need" and "I think I need". Some say the road to hell is paved with those differences.
Sep
6
answered Why don't I have read access to files with modified ACL?
Sep
6
comment In Bash Vi mode, I get thrown into Insert mode automatically after one key press
I've been using vi since before Bill Joy was born but have never had a productive experience with bash/readline vi-mode. I suggest giving up while you still have your sanity.
Sep
6
answered Opening multiple split windows with GNU screen with single bash script
Sep
5
comment ethtool get permanent MAC address returns all 0's
@KerimOguzcanYenidunya then you do have a bit of sub-ioctl programming ahead of you; see my additions above.
Sep
5
revised ethtool get permanent MAC address returns all 0's
added "if you don't trust"
Sep
5
answered ethtool get permanent MAC address returns all 0's
Sep
5
comment Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
@MuhammadGelbana see "added" above
Sep
5
revised Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
added added
Sep
5
comment Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
It could well be failing hardware, but my experiment with mkfs.jffs2 on a regular file on a known working ext3 filesystem combined with the orphan status of the driver inclines me to indifference as to whether it is hardware or software.
Sep
5
comment 'Git clone' times out with 443 error message
The output of GIT_CURL_VERBOSE=1 as shown in the SO question you linked would be essential to diagnosing this problem. Also, the 443 is not an error number but the HTTPS port number.
Sep
5
revised Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
added wariness
Sep
5
answered Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
Sep
5
comment Enumerating\writing files in a specific directory hangs the command
I can't even get mkfs.jffs2 to create a 10MB filesystem in a regular file under Ubuntu 13.04 without getting stuck in a endless, leaky loop. I'd consider jffs2 to be broken given that datum.