29,412 reputation
271107
bio website alerque.com
location Izmir, Turkey
age 32
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen 16 hours ago

I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Oct
17
comment When will Debian Jessie be released as stable?
This is a question for Debian developers or a discussion forum, even if we could provide the answer it won't have any longevity in a QnA format.
Oct
16
comment How can I delete all lines in a file using vi?
Your shell syntax is dependent on configuration for some shells. Both bash and zsh (zsh by default) interactive shells can wait for input on STDIN after receiving that command and an additional <CTRL>+D is necessary to actually clear the file. The ability to run that is also dependent on CLOBBER settings. >| test.txt < /dev/null is somewhat more robust as it will always clobber the file and avoid waiting for input on interactive terminals.
Oct
15
revised Aliasing 'python' to 'ipython' only when 'python' is run without args
added 2 characters in body
Oct
4
comment Linux solution for schools?
Good question, but I'm very much afraid there isn't a silver bullet in that sector. This is one of the edges where the whole distro scene starts to fall apart. And sadly most of the institutions that put together their own solutions don't end up generalizing them to be put back in the OSS space.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
30
awarded  Refiner
Sep
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
21
awarded  Yearling
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
15
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
awarded  Guru
Sep
8
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
1
revised How can I limit downloaded file size in wget?
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
30
comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
@Netch My question already identifies exactly what code is running to make that happen.
Aug
28
comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
Yes I know it's an unusual problem (and I do have backups). My question here is how it went wrong ... where to look for the bug in git or my file-system driver or whatever else could have borked to eat a directory in the middle of an operation like this.
Aug
28
comment How did `git pull` eat my homework?
I don't think you read the whole question. This sort of fix is completely out of the question because there is no git meta-data. Doing a reset like this requires an extant .git directory and some objects in it to work from. I have nothing. It's not just a messed up working directory, it is no longer a repository of any kind.