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Jun
26
comment Is collectd able to send data tagged as a host other than itself?
The reason I asked this question is because you can't override hostname on a per plugin basis the way you speculate.
Jun
19
comment Is collectd able to send data tagged as a host other than itself?
@ManishRanjan A this point this doesn't look like a "how do I use this" question so much as a feature request; so I have submitted an issue on collectd's bug tracker. You might want to subscribe to and show some interest in that issue so it gets a developer's attention.
Jun
18
comment Is collectd able to send data tagged as a host other than itself?
@ManishRanjan No I never got an answer on this and still don't have a solution.
Jun
18
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Jun
16
comment What specific vulnerabilities am I creating by disabling the sudo password?
-1 for the dangerous suggestion that allowing an editor to run as root can't hurt the system. At that point you might as well let anything run as root because an editor session enables arbitrary code execution anyway.
Jun
13
reviewed Approve Debian 8 - Update Iptables on boot
Jun
13
comment How to set HOSTNAME in zsh?
@Anthon The features and syntax of the ZSH prompt are not particularly portable to other shells anyway. In this context why would you not just use the variable that ZSH expects and has setup for you? Why set another one at all? Incidentally using HOSTNAME in this context does cause a portability problem if you try to pass your prompt off on somebody else. They would need to setup their profile to match your variable renaming rather than just being able to drop in usage of HOME.
Jun
13
comment How to set HOSTNAME in zsh?
If you want HOSTNAME to be set you should get your system to do it properly. The shell's rc file is not the best place for that and if you don't want to depend on the system the shell has a proper environment variable for you to use ready to go without this hack.
Jun
13
answered How to set HOSTNAME in zsh?
Jun
10
comment X11 forwarding but open links locally
A quick two step hack would be to setup your default remote browser to be a script that simply dumped the link to stdout, then any time you open a remote link you just have to click on it in the terminal window.
Jun
5
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May
30
revised Linux: allowing an user to listen to a port below 1024
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May
30
comment Linux: allowing an user to listen to a port below 1024
@BT You're missing more than half the picture here. Allowing non-privileged users to start up daemons on standardized low-port service locations is a much larger issue than the minor inconvenience of having to configure ways for give users the privileges they need. Contrary to your comment, you do NOT need to (and should not) give root access to users just because they need to start a service on port 80. And any system that doesn't require admin rights to start services on port 80 shouldn't be forward-facing anyway—that's just asking for trouble.
May
12
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Apr
17
comment Share a buffer between tmux / vim splits
Yes. There is a vim plugin that syncs the vim registers with tmux's buffers if you are inside a session. I'll try to dig it up when I'm off mobile.
Apr
15
comment Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?
Thanks, but maybe you missed the question. I'm well aware of the uses for this (hence why I wanted to do it in the first place), this question was about any pitfalls somebody new to doing this with git (as I was when I asked) might not be aware of. This doesn't seem to answer that question at all.
Apr
15
revised Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?
fix link markup
Apr
13
comment Is USB-to-USB data transfer between two Linux OSes possible?
This is all fine except the bit about phones. The fact that many devices restrict what can be done doesn't negate the fact that the USB chips used in all but a handful of devices can run in client mode, some also being able to run in host mode.
Apr
13
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