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I am an IT Software Tester, learning C#, C++ and Linux.
I have done a lot of work on the following platforms:

SCO
Ubunutu 4.1 - 12.04
Solaris on SPARC
Solaris on INTEL
HP-UXi v3
FreeBSD
RHEL (5.5)

Sep
15
comment Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”
Thanks, but your addition will be better in my other question, regarding file monitoring. I am wanting directory monitoring here.
Sep
12
comment Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”
All I want to see is if there is a new file shown. i.e. As I am running Apache, I have a service that might write to a log file - but I don't know when that will be, and I don't have the time to sit here and keep refreshing the folder. It's only two files anyways.
Sep
12
comment Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”
Sorry I forgot to mention what System I am running on. I have updated my question. Will this still work with RHEL 5.10? I was also looking for a way similar to tail -f, so I kept along the lines of using tail. Thanks though.
Sep
12
comment Open a directory and let it update itself using “tail -f”
@celtschk: I saw that the webpage was using -lrt, but what does the rt stand for? The only ones I have used are: ls -l and ls -la.
Sep
9
comment Open a text file and let it update itself
Thanks, but tail -f error.log is perfect for what I need. The log file only gets updated every hour, so is sufficient for my use :-)
Sep
9
comment Open a text file and let it update itself
And this won't use up much resources?
Sep
9
comment Open a text file and let it update itself
Ah, so tail is the correct way to use it? Wow, I really didn't think I could use that. I was expecting a much longer expression.
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@StéphaneChazelas, but its still the same, right? As per the answer on my other question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/153720/…; I can see now, that adding the + means to add to the current permissions. e.g. chmod a+rx,u+w. So if I did: chmod a=rx,u+w that would mean 755?
Sep
4
comment How to group alphanumeric permissions
OK that is an easier way to write it. Thanks.
Sep
4
comment How to group alphanumeric permissions
@Archemar, no I haven't, as it was part of the question. But surely there is shorter way to write it?
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@OlivierDulac, oh so if there is no one else on the system, except root and one user, then there is no need to set the last permission? I'm just curious about this now :)
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
What is the point in setting the others permission? If you are logged into the machine as the user, then surely you can just use the users permission?
Sep
4
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
@MartinErhardt I would normally just use 775 or 755 for executable files only.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
Thanks for this. I guess that by writing it out in full (alphanumeric) will prevent people from asking what does the 7 mean, etc.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
OK, what does the octal mean? To be honest, I use the numerical values too, but I know other people use the alphanumeric option.
Sep
3
comment Which is more widely used: chmod 777 or chmod a+rwx
I was weary of posting this here, as it may be classed as "too broad". But there are only the two options.
Sep
1
comment in Shell Scirpt I want to use ::ssu <USERNAME>
Do a uname -a, and edit your question with what you get.
Aug
28
comment Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”?
It is not specific to git or tar. Not sure what it means either, but I have seen it is on other commands too.
Aug
27
comment Running Apache server causing machine to run out of space
Thanks @UlrichSchwarz, but as this is not a production server and is only used for testing our software against, its ok to not have logging enabled - once the server is up and running, that's all that we need :)
Aug
27
comment Difficulty Installing SSH on Oracle RHEL 5.5
This is still an issue, but I have re-imported the OVA file (I used from VM2). It now works.