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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
Linux Ubunutu 4.1 - 12.04
Solaris on SPARC
Solaris on INTEL
HP-UXi v3
FreeBSD
RHEL 5.5

Dec
23
comment How to show network adapters with their statistics?
What platform are you using? uname -a?
Dec
19
comment Use a custom colourscheme in Vim
Does this help at all: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Vim/.vimrc
Dec
19
comment apt: install packages downloaded previously
Ah ok, I didn't know that, TBH. Thanks :)
Dec
19
comment apt: install packages downloaded previously
Isn't that just installing them, when you are online? I thought the OP was saying to download them now, then install them at a later stage, when they are offline... no? Good answer though.
Dec
19
comment apt: install packages downloaded previously
Can you install all of them using: dpkg -l *? I don't know, its just a guess.
Dec
18
comment Checkout a file from svn and append its timestamp to its name
Could you let us know what platform you are using, please? Just type uname -a - then edit your question with this info.
Dec
13
comment Run a Shell script and read the output in a variable and run another script based on output
In addition to @JosephR.'s comment, also can you let us know the platform you are on, please? Just use uname -a
Dec
13
comment How can I prevent iptables from counting bytes and packets on empty chains?
Can you expand on why you think this is the answer, please?
Dec
13
comment Full username in top
What platform are you on? Use uname -a
Dec
12
comment How many ways can we install applications in Linux?
Sorry, my understanding of Linux is not that good, but I know that is one way you can do it for Ubuntu which is a Linux base platform.
Dec
10
comment How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script
What have you tried, so far?
Dec
6
comment How to backup /etc/{,g}shadow files with 0000 permission?
What platform are you on?
Dec
4
comment Why can't I execute shutdown when the permission is rwxr-xr-x?
I'm guessing, that anyone can shutdown the machine. Just like on a GUI, anyone can shut it down too. But if you are saying that you need to be root, then I don't know. Good question though.
Dec
3
comment Why is the root directory denoted by a / sign?
Have you read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_directory?
Dec
2
comment What does the “s” mean in the following permission:“-rwsr-x---”
Thanks @Vinz. Just checked it, and it shows: set user or group ID on execution (s).
Dec
2
comment What does the “s” mean in the following permission:“-rwsr-x---”
Thanks for the explanation, if I knew it was called setuid or setgid, then I would've Googled it, myself. So I do appreciate you telling me what it is.
Nov
29
comment How do I fix “make: No rule to make target `config'”?
It wouldn't let me, it needed to be more than 6 edits - but that is better, thanks :)
Nov
29
comment How do I fix “make: No rule to make target `config'”?
@MichaelKjorling Do you want to update the description, as it is a little messy towards the end of the code?
Nov
27
comment Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu
Thanks @MichaelKjörling, I have been working a lot in SCO, so I forgot about all this with the man pages and the -v option. I will keep that in mind for the future :)
Nov
27
comment Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu
So you saying, whatever follows uname needs to start with a hyphen, in order for it to work properly?