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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
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?
Nov
27
comment Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu
Ok, that is a bit simpler than gcc -v, thanks.
Nov
27
comment Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu
Great, thanks. It is showing: gcc version 3.3.4 (Debian 1:3.3.4-9ubuntu5) - why Debian? Or is that just the version?
Nov
22
comment delete first two line in awk script
@Anthon I can see that it is the first two lines, that the OP is asking about.
Nov
13
comment Unzipping a TAR file, causing an error
Well it did work before, and wasn't sure if it was suppose to work, so I could successfully extract the file. To be honest I don't know what those letters all mean - I'm still new to all this.
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
I couldn't find an appropriate package online, so I am installing the Maintenance Pack 5 and also verified the system - lets see if that fixes the issues.
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
Nah, that is not found. How can I install / recover it?
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
/etc/passwd does, and I can see the user that I have, and their entry in that file: test:x:200:50::/u/test:/bin/sh. I went to the: /usr/local/bin/ and it shows bash and bahsbug there.
Nov
13
comment Setting BASH as the default in SCO
@Bananguin How do you mean run that? If I just run that as is, I get an error back: dynamic linker : /usr/local/bin/bash : could not open /usr/lib/libthread.so.1 Killed
Nov
12
comment Install Compiler, GCC, in SCO
I do apologise for reviving this, but I had lost my previous virtual machine, so started a new one. When I type: tar xzvf gcc-98q2-dist.tar.gz I get the following error back: tar: z: unknown option. I don't understand why it is saying that :/
Nov
7
comment Cannot Connect to Internet but can SSH into Solaris x86 (vs. 11)
@D_Bye just a quick question. Where is the config file? Just so I won't have to redo this again the next time I start it up.