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Oct
1
comment Typical use case for a group password
You already mention sudo and ACLs. I guess udev comes with a similar story, of course with a focus on devices. Interesting read.
Aug
29
comment mbcache documentation
Interesting. I wonder if bcache has good resilience after a power outage. One of the problems I face with flashcache is that it takes a fairly long time to flush the cache to my RAID set. A large cache may take longer than my UPS is able to sustain power to the system. However slight chance of this happening, it does influence the size of the cache that I can use.
Aug
28
comment Solaris 11 and syslog over TLS
No I haven't tried that because at the moment I don't have access to a server and my colleagues who do are all early birds ... @Solaris 11.1 interesting find, absolutely. I have to double check with Oracle I guess, I don't like betting in 24×7 enterprise environments. At least it confirms the bits of information I found online.
Aug
28
comment Solaris 11 and syslog over TLS
I know the developers of rsyslog support Solaris, but the big question in an enterprise environment is will Oracle support my Solaris 11 server if I replaced the the standard syslog with rsyslog. And the other part of the question is if perhaps rsyslog is already installed by default (I doubt it, but haven't been able to find a reference).
Aug
17
comment TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem
@StephaneChazelas Here is an interensting find: ls -l /etc/alternatives/vi which outputs /usr/bin/vim.tiny which in turn explains a lot of the strange behaviour. I solved it with sudo update-alternatives --config vi.
Aug
15
comment TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem
Yeah I figured out the "don't use arrow keys in insert mode when in vi compatibility"-option myself, but I didn't like that ;o)
Aug
14
comment TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem
maybe worth an answer ...
Aug
14
comment TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem
@StephaneChazelas Insert mode and before I do set nocp, yes.
Aug
14
comment TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem
Clean install on Ubuntu.
Aug
14
comment Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup
Didn't know 1. was an option. That solves the problem of not wanting to mount rw the backup.
Aug
14
comment Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup
Brilliant! Should have thought of that myself.
Aug
2
comment light weight disk based backup solution
This post describes a patch for dirvish where the most recent successful image is no longer being expired: mail-archive.com/dirvish@dirvish.org/msg01457.html
Jul
9
comment dhcpd: any way to check dhcp pool status?
@DanPritts The parameter is called lease-file-name in dhcpd.conf IIRC.
May
19
comment Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE
Rereading your question, I realize this probably doesn't answer your question as it works from command line only.
May
19
comment Lock screen after blanking with gnome-screensaver and XFCE
I am unfamiliar with xfce, but does qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock work (kde version)? on Gnome you use qdbus org.gnome.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock. You may have to type qdbus | grep -i screensaver to find your specific variation.
Mar
17
comment A clever way to defragment a FAT filesystem?
You can check the result before changing the content of the flash drive.
Mar
16
comment Unix sort out of memory
Does ulimit return anything?
Mar
16
comment A clever way to defragment a FAT filesystem?
I would go for your first option if space isn't an issue. I would create a clean filesystem in a large file that is loop-mounted. That way you get the opportunity to check the result before overwriting the stick.
Mar
4
comment Bash script that automatically kills processes when CPU/memory usage gets too high
are you familiar with the commands cpulimit and timeout?
Mar
4
comment Bash script that automatically kills processes when CPU/memory usage gets too high
In my use case the killing is not desired.