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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. :/


Dec
15
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
awarded  Custodian
Oct
29
reviewed Approve Pipe/redirect a group of commands
Oct
27
answered Pipe/redirect a group of commands
Oct
27
answered Is there an ICMP echo request service?
Oct
27
revised print the /etc/shadow file in the console
add octal chmod with explanation
Oct
24
comment print the /etc/shadow file in the console
The usual command to elevate your privilege level is sudo. You might alternately have to use su. There are man pages available for both commands.
Oct
24
revised print the /etc/shadow file in the console
nod to security
Oct
24
answered print the /etc/shadow file in the console
Oct
24
comment How to enable tab completion of wildcards in bash?
Sure it's a regular expression. It matches db/migrate///////crea. :-)
Oct
24
answered How do I use the “if” command for multiple conditions?
Oct
24
comment How do I use the “if” command for multiple conditions?
This isn't portable and isn't a bash answer. stat works differently on different platforms. The -t option does something completely different in FreeBSD and OSX than it does in Linux.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
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.
Jun
4
awarded  Organizer
Jun
4
revised How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
OS-specific
Jun
4
suggested approved edit on How to find a Linux kernel that works ok on my PC?
Apr
30
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.