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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

First touched a Unix box in 1989 or 1990. First got paid to do so in 1993.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


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revised find and grep pipeline returning nothing
clarified nature of first argument(s) to find
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revised find and grep pipeline returning nothing
fixed quotes, and added a bit more material; fixed -regex example
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revised find and grep pipeline returning nothing
fixed quotes, and added a bit more material; fixed -regex example
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answered find and grep pipeline returning nothing
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comment User Input Bash Script
...or man dialog
Mar
22
comment What installed nginx?
@FaheemMitha: I guess that depends on whether you think the Do you want to continue? [Y/n] prompt is sufficient to keep you from doing something foolish. Personally, I'd only bother with -s in a script.
Mar
22
answered What installed nginx?
Mar
19
revised Compare Linux configuration with default
added RPM alternative
Mar
19
comment Compare Linux configuration with default
@techtonik: You can use that to detect modifications to system files, but it will do nothing to determine whether modifications to configuration files, data files, etc. are benign, malign, or accidental. Even then, for this to work, you're going to have to carefully set up the second container to match the first: same package set, same updates, etc. The very fact that the answer to this question matters to you tells you that the stock version of the Linux container is not interchangeable with your production instance.
Mar
19
comment Live resizing of an ext3 filesytem on CentOS6.5
@linuxcdeveloper: That said, 20 GiB for your root FS is probably sufficient. I would try to find the pigs sucking up all the space and either move them per Anthon's answer, or prevent them from sucking up as much space, per mine. There's no reason you should legitimately need to store more than 5-ish gigs of stuff in the root filesystem, and that mostly in /usr/bin and /usr/lib.
Mar
19
comment Live resizing of an ext3 filesytem on CentOS6.5
@linuxcdeveloper: Online shrink and resize is difficult even when you can do it offline, via a boot CD. Doing it on a remote VPS is far more difficult than it's worth. Whenever I have been faced with such a situation, I back everything up, create a new VPS account, restore everything, test, and then cut over to the new account via a DNS change.
Mar
19
comment I would like to control display
This is either a programming question, and so suited to Stack Overflow, or an electronics question, and so suited to EE.SE.
Mar
19
comment deduplication of lines in a large file
Sun open-sourced SCCS as part of the Heirloom project. The README states that it has been successfully built on Linux.
Mar
19
answered Live resizing of an ext3 filesytem on CentOS6.5
Mar
19
comment Running “patch” without generating *.orig and *.rej files
-1: This is very bad advice. First, the -B flag doesn't send the *.orig output to /dev/null, as it appears to from your command. It just happens that normal users can't write to files called things like /dev/nullfoo.cpp. If you do this as root, you'll get junk in your /dev tree instead. Second, -r - doesn't suppress the *.rej file. It just appears to do that because the error due to the bogus -B flag stops it from showing you what it really would do without the -B, which is create a file called - in the current directory.
Mar
19
answered Compare Linux configuration with default
Mar
18
comment bash bad interpreter and permission denied
@MarkPlotnick: Or NTFS, or HFS+, or ISO9960, or UDF... (Some of those can be case-sensitive, but not as a default.)
Mar
18
comment bash bad interpreter and permission denied
Are you sure about the capitalization? That program's been named all-lowercase for as long as I've been using VMware products, which is an awfully long time.
Mar
12
comment Sharing folders between VMWare 7.1.1 and Mac OS X using open-vm-tools
open-vm-tools is kind of a dead project. Use the official tools.
Mar
12
revised Cannot share folders betwen Mac OS X based VMWare 7.1.1 and Guest Fedora 21 system
added <pre> wrapper to script output