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IT Director at a Minneapolis-area technology incubator. Husband. Father. Amateur Radio enthusiast.

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May
17
comment Old X11 config for vmware guest
Oh good lord, why?!?
Feb
27
comment Inconsistencies between redirecting input from file, here docs, and here strings
Good question. Might be handled better over at Unix & Linux, though. I've voted to have it migrated over there.
Feb
12
comment Linux file system that ages off older files when partition is full
Disagree if you like, but all the examples you give fulfill a filesystem's chief goal of storing files, not deleting files.
Feb
12
comment Linux file system that ages off older files when partition is full
You aren't looking for a filesystem. Filesystems excel at storing files in a resilient fashion, with no other goals. What you want are some other userland tools to unlink old files. Or perhaps you should just use Amazon S3 with a bucket expiration policy.
Jan
25
comment Routing Application through different network interfaces
One question: why? Seems like a lot of fuss when it could be connected to wifi all the time.
Jan
21
comment Package a Linux system and app into an installable .iso? Kickstart?
Why an ISO? Most administrators would greatly prefer to have a well-maintained deb or rpm package to deploy on their own OS instead of having to deal with a linux distro of unknown providence.
Oct
28
comment fail2ban log parsing too slow on Raspberry Pi - options?
Great question. Should be migrated over to Unix & Linux, though.
Oct
9
comment How do I store long hostnames list for SSH quick usage?
@Zoredache - yes, absolutely.
Oct
9
comment How do I store long hostnames list for SSH quick usage?
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Sep
12
comment UNIX- Identify which processes are running more that 6hours
Care to share what flavor of unix this is?
Aug
17
comment Undoing specific iptables ip/port restriction
It's amazing what happens when one reads the documentation. Hint, hint. :)
Aug
12
comment Redirecting all IP over USB traffic to a fixed address
For this use case, forget about USB. The network device driver presents the hardware in exactly the same way as any other network device. So if you find a generic solution, it will work for this, or any other Ethernet device.
Jul
21
comment How to I scan using find for all files that do have execute bit set?
@Iain - fair enough. Hopefully he'll still heed the advice, though.
Jul
21
comment How to I scan using find for all files that do have execute bit set?
Also, I'd highly recommend reading up on what types of questions are appropriate here before posting any more questions. You have quite a string of closed and down voted questions, and if not careful, you will likely run afoul of the automatic question ban.
Jul
21
comment How to I scan using find for all files that do have execute bit set?
What have you already tried? What research have you done? As written right now, you're just asking us to do your work for you, and you haven't shown any effort whatsoever in solving this yourself.
Mar
14
comment How to bzip a file with minimum cpu percentage?
@dddddd - Well then don't worry about it. If you run the bzip command with nice 19, then it'll get far less priority in the kernel's scheduler than other processes do. You still need to worry about things like IO contention, though, as compression/decompression are are also fairly IO intensive.
Mar
14
comment How to bzip a file with minimum cpu percentage?
Thanks @TomMarthenal. In my midnight stupor, I wouldn't have been able to come up with as concise an explanation as that. Methinks it's time to go to bed. :)
Mar
14
comment How to bzip a file with minimum cpu percentage?
Well is there anything else happening on the system? You didn't answer my question - why do you want to do this? All the nice command does is change the priority, so if there are no other CPU-intensive tasks happening on the server then yes, bzip2 will gladly take all of your CPU, and there's really nothing you can or should do about that.
Mar
2
comment Bash -Extract characters from string
Why are you resistant to learning what is likely the best tool to accomplish this?
Jul
30
comment Console utility to know how disk space is distributed?
OK, this is confusing. Your screenshot is from windows, but the question is tagged with "linux". What are you looking for?