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Software engineer at Sun Oracle working on the X Window System for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux. Active member of the X.Org community.


Nov
17
comment Why does a new directory have a hard link count of 2 before anything is added to it?
Whether links to directories are allowed, and whether you can count subdirs from the link count, are both dependent on which filesystem you're using - some allow, some don't.
Nov
16
answered Configure Solaris to write out a core image of an abnormally terminated telnet and man process
Oct
17
answered Solaris 11 text mode after boot
Sep
12
answered How to compile the C compiler from scratch, then compile Unix/Linux from scratch
Aug
24
revised Issue with path to .so libraries
fix typo in title
Aug
24
suggested suggested edit on Issue with path to .so libraries
Aug
20
answered Mouse scrolling in CDE file manager
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
3
answered How can I check what signals a process is listening to?
Aug
2
comment Viewing very wide files
The problem pointed out in that page is that awk -F works with Solaris awk for single characters, but not for strings. The newer awks (nawk, xpg4 awk, or on more recent Solaris versions, GNU gawk) support more features than the classic awk does.
Jul
6
comment Tool in UNIX to subtract dates
On Solaris 11, it will be installed as both /usr/bin/gdate and /usr/gnu/bin/date so you can choose to use it either by name or by $PATH setting.
Jul
2
answered Resolving circular dependency hell for libX11 and libXi
Jun
28
comment change shell in Solaris/SunOS for your user only wihtout access to /etc/passwd
Unfortunately, Solaris doesn't provide chsh, so unless the local admin installed it, that won't help here.
Jun
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
18
answered Splitting display among computers
Jun
2
answered XAUTHORITY environ variable set repeatedly on every login
May
24
awarded  Civic Duty
May
16
answered Studio 12.3: language optional software package not installed
May
5
comment How can I disable /proc pseudo-filesystem on a shared Linux environment?
For Solaris, see How to Limit Display of Other User's Processes to configure which users can see what other users are doing.