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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
8
answered Why does hitting “Ctrl minus” in the command line shrink the font size?
Jun
27
comment sudo for users with empty passwords
You want accounts that have no password to be able to run any command as root? Why bother having passwords at all for any account? You can just chmod ug+x /bin/su because that's the net effect of your desire.
May
23
awarded  Custodian
May
20
comment Which TCP congestion control algorithm is best for low speed radio modems?
That's what I mean about measurement of real networks: 25% packet loss is dreadfully underspecified and would need dispersion, burstiness, and so on to properly characterize. I maintain my guess about standard TCP being hard to beat for your capacity and mean loss rate.
May
20
answered Which TCP congestion control algorithm is best for low speed radio modems?
May
19
awarded  Pundit
May
19
comment Can TCP provide more than 65535 ports?
@Bryan I can't help but think the WhatsApp example you cite is akin to me claiming "I can encode real numbers up to about 1.8 * 10^308 in a 64-bit IEEE754 double". That statement isn't strictly false, but what is unstated is at least as important as that which is.
May
18
comment Difference between “.” and “./” while setting the environment variables using export?
Your use of the terminology is fine. Your error is in not understanding what the almost invisibly named shell built-in command . is for. The references that @devnull listed will enlighten you.
May
18
answered Check bash/shell script dependencies
May
18
comment Can TCP provide more than 65535 ports?
While there is nothing that formally restricts you from wearing 65 pairs of trousers at once, it would be practical idiocy to try. If you can show me a machine that can fruitfully process 10'000 TCP ports concurrently, then this might be an interesting abstract question.
Apr
24
answered Open a terminal with a login prompt
Apr
22
comment Error when constructing an associative array
If you are trying to program a game in bash for the sake of making things hard on yourself, rock on. If you are just trying to program a game, bash is a very poor choice of language for the task.
Apr
22
answered cd by just typing the directory's name?
Apr
22
answered undelete a just deleted file on ext4 with extundelete
Apr
19
answered Why is konsole reading /etc/passwd?
Apr
18
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?