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FreeBSD, enterprise open source stuff, network and system security. I'm by no means an expert software developer, but I've been using PHP since 1995 and can find the bathroom on my own. Bourne shell and awk since the 1980s. My Telebit Worldblazer and serial breakout box are still in good working order. :/


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awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
I disagree. Older versions of distros will have unpatched, buggy and insecure software included. When improvements are made to an OS, it is very rare that support for older hardware is removed.
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awarded  Organizer
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revised How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
OS-specific
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suggested suggested edit on How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
Apr
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comment Should I care about unnecessary cats?
@Gilles, actually, arbitrary redirection locations within the command line work in csh and tcsh (at least on FreeBSD and OSX) as well, which are neither Bourne nor necessarily POSIX.
Apr
7
comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Dovecot's QuickConfiguration page has some sample PAM configuration for you, and I believe the second link in my answer points to where this is configured within Dovecot. The location of configuration files will depend on your OS or distro. And you're very welcome! :)
Apr
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answered Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Apr
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comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Great, I'll make it an answer.
Apr
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comment Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?
Can you use PAM?
Mar
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comment shell script header for best compatibility
That may be the case where you are testing this, but in the OS I'm using, the behaviour is not as you describe. Please consider that what you describe as "historical behaviour" may not be universal. And we don't need to get into a debate about the "one true tcsh".
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comment shell script header for best compatibility
@Ouki - yes of course, I just didn't think that was relevant to the question. But I've added that clarification to the answer for clarity.
Mar
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revised shell script header for best compatibility
clarification per comments
Mar
26
comment shell script header for best compatibility
@StephaneChazelas - re POSIX, I agree of course, and that's why the words I used were "mostly POSIX-compliant". But this question was about portability, rather than where to find POSIX, and one can't rely on a shell always being found at one location. Regarding the default interpreter, a shebang-less script run in tcsh gets interpreted by tcsh on FreeBSD. Obviously, there's inconsistency there too, so I've updated the answer accordingly.
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answered shell script header for best compatibility
Jan
29
comment How does reverse SSH tunneling work?
SOCKS proxies are not the same as tunnels. If you have a question about how to use them, please ask it.
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awarded  Guru