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bio website shawnjgoff.com
location Tampa, FL
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I've grown up with computers around me my whole life. I started programming when I was a kid, and stuck with it ever since. I came across Linux around 1999 and have enjoyed working with it ever since.

For a job, I get to write software that runs on embedded Linux devices. I do everything from working on low-level drivers to writing shell scripts and even web apps.


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reviewed Close How to create virtual AP using Hostapd
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reviewed Leave Open Cannot “resume” music
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awarded  Notable Question
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reviewed Leave Open deleting and appending text files
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reviewed Leave Open yum does not work on RHEL 6.3
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reviewed Leave Open Ubuntu 12. 04 Firewall for Browsing
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comment Can I read and write to the same file in Linux without overwriting it?
cat can write to its output at any time; if it writes past the point at whatever is on the other side of the pipe has read, then you will read in what you wrote instead of the original file contents. That is what makes sponge special. It buffers its input until stdin closes, then writes.
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awarded  Curious
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on “IPv6 support is disabled” warnings
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20
comment How do I count all the files recursively through directories
@krzysiek-boduch Thanks! I updated the answer.
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revised How do I count all the files recursively through directories
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awarded  Good Answer
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reviewed Close What user-friendly distro uses same commands used in Kali Linux?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed No Action Needed Drive disappears from dev during ddrescue copy or testdisk recovery
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revised diff where lines are mostly the same but out of order?
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awarded  Notable Question
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comment operator in if condition
@goldilocks, yes, that is my preferred style. The reason it's unusual is because he is not doing that.
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4
comment operator in if condition
The given answers are correct; you need whitespace after [. Additionally, look into the elif statement; it will help you clean things up. Also, the semicolons after the if statements are not necessary, but are also not incorrect, just strange.