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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
comment How to disable the try again password in ssh command
As the answers show, you can modify this, but why do you want to? People make typing mistakse frequently, and the defaults are set to allow for such frailties. A better question might be "how do I lock out a user that has failed n login attempts?" particularly if you are looking to protect against malicious logins.
Sep
9
comment Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone
I do think we've gotten a tad discursive, but tar cf motd.tar /etc/motd; scp motd.tar my-machine:/motd.tar begs to disagree with "never happens".
Sep
9
comment Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone
As long as you get to define every clock that matters, running on Goldilocks Time is no problem at all. UTC is one convention that I'm not willing to violate as it can cause all sorts of human and computer confusion when you (for example) transfer files to a machine outside your control which will have been previously modified in the future. And, as Douglas Adams has pointed out, getting the grammatical tenses right for describing such actions is the really tough part.
Sep
9
comment Causing fluxbox to show a different time then the default timezone
True. You could also run your system on Martian Time if you were sufficiently perverse, but it would make things… inconvenient.
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.