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I am a computer programmer. Knowledge representation and algorithmic complexity are my main interests.


Jun
11
answered Recursively rename e-mail files from .txt to .eml
Jun
5
revised Monitor directory and if a file is requested then rsync on demand
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Jun
5
answered Monitor directory and if a file is requested then rsync on demand
Jun
4
comment Alternate FIFO device for Linux with a (way) bigger buffer while still having filesystem semantics?
What's wrong with using a file?
Jun
4
answered sed not working from sh file, but working from the command line
May
23
answered What does it mean for an email message to be “old”?
May
15
comment How to compact a directory
ufs on the BSDs and Mac HFS both shrink directories on the fly also. I'm surprised to learn that ext3 doesn't. ext4 doesn't seem to do it, either.
May
9
answered What happens if a cron script tries to copy a directory at the same time as another process is writing to it?
May
9
comment How to disable IPv6 on OpenBSD?
Well, if you mean packet filtering, I think you can use pf.conf to filter against any protocol that's in /etc/protocols and ipv6 is in there. I haven't tried it, however.
May
9
answered How to disable IPv6 on OpenBSD?
May
8
comment Why does tar --exclude=“.*” create an empty archive?
Interesting, indeed. I tested on Mac OS Lion; tar --version yields "bsdtar 2.8.3 - libarchive 2.8.3". ".?*" works with this tar.
May
7
answered Why does tar --exclude=“.*” create an empty archive?
May
2
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Apr
29
comment dd copies more data than exists in .img?
Nope. Run ls -ls honey.img and show the output of that.
Apr
29
comment dd copies more data than exists in .img?
Please add the command line you used to your question.
Apr
28
revised In what order do piped commands run?
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Apr
28
answered In what order do piped commands run?
Apr
27
answered What is the utility of the : command in shell scripting, given that it explicitly does nothing?
Apr
21
awarded  Fanatic
Apr
16
revised Force grub to accept windows installation
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