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I am Josh, a Systems Engineer for Amazon.com. Prior to that I was Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

I am an avid Stack Exchange user and a Moderator Pro Tempore on Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange. I sometimes stay in our chat room almost all the time, even if I'm not at my computer. To get my attention, just post a message in chat with @Josh in it, and I'll respond as soon as I can.

I can also be reached from my website or via email at stackexchange -at- josh -dot- gitlin -dot- name. If you have an any issues please don't hesitate to contact me.


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comment How do I delete a file whose name begins with “-” (hyphen a.k.a. dash or minus)?
How is apt-get install mc || yum install mc; mc various arrow keys and F8 easier than rm ./--help?
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accepted Besides the journal, what are the differences between ext2 and ext3?
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accepted Is there a problem using resize2fs too often?
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revised How can I fix the issue where Add/Remove Software never asks for my password?
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comment When are spaces around the = sign forbidden?
.bashrc is not a config file for bash. .bashrc is a shell script which bash runs every time a bash process starts. It can be used to configure bash but it can be used to do all sorts of other things too: it's a script, not a config file.
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comment Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks?
Thanks! We actually switched to using ZFS last year.
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comment Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks?
@Caleb in this specific case, we didn't. But yes that could be an issue. See my comment below about why ZFS dedupe was a better solution in the end.
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