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


Apr
4
answered Emacs: mode-local macro with dashes and dots
Mar
31
comment mount error “is not a block device”
newdir should be the name you want created that points back to olddir. newdir should not already exist.
Mar
6
answered Why does my Emacs toolbar look different over ssh w/ X forwarding on Cygwin vs CentOS?
Feb
13
answered Killed `rm` and `cp` on nfs share
Feb
11
comment Why does “chmod 1777” and “chmod 3777” both set the sticky bit?
@jippie setuid and setgid bits go away if the file is modified, so you can't get root access that way.
Feb
8
revised Why does “chmod 1777” and “chmod 3777” both set the sticky bit?
fixed typos and some grammar
Feb
8
answered Why does “chmod 1777” and “chmod 3777” both set the sticky bit?
Jan
16
comment How to fix the corruption of the tar balls?
Test extract of the original files with tar -tf, because they may already be corrupted. If the test extract goes OK, then use some hashing tool like MD5 or SHA to check whether the transferred files and the original gz files are the same. If they aren't the same, then transferring the files corrupted them. If they are the same, then your gzip extraction tool on Windows is broken.
Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
Jan
1
reviewed Close Why do Linux people always say to read the manual?
Jan
1
reviewed Leave Open Fedora doesn't start X on boot
Jan
1
reviewed Leave Open Color script output only when invoked from interactive shell
Dec
29
awarded  Custodian
Dec
29
reviewed Close GUI log viewer for logs produced by Apache log4j
Dec
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Qmake not working in a mounted smb dir
Dec
14
answered What is the difference between '.' and 'source' in shells?
Dec
12
answered What sets a child's STDERR, STDOUT, and STDIN?
Dec
12
answered What is difference between POSIX and bash and other shell scripts?
Dec
9
revised Removing consecutive newlines with ed
fixed typo in input, removed incorrect example code
Dec
9
comment Removing consecutive newlines with ed
The FAQ says "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Using ed for this instead of sed | cat -s doesn't seem practical or a problem that anyone would actually face, so I think this question should be closed.