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bio website shawnjgoff.com
location Tampa, FL
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Nov 3 at 14:43

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.


Nov
9
comment Difference between nohup, disown and &
Minor difference between nohup and disown: the disown command will remove it from your jobs list; nohup will not.
Nov
8
comment How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
@Giles: Or Screen is easier to scroll: it depends on the way you like to work. I'm not sure what you mean about the two windows - I do it all the time: ^a S ^a <tab> ^a c
Nov
8
comment How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
By the way, I would highly recommend tmux or GNU Screen instead. They are terminal multiplexers that are a bit easier to setup for this kind of thing, and you can use them over an ssh connection. The only disadvantage is that they don't have tabs for you to click on, but you can get a menu list of windows or sessions that you can navigate up and down through and to switch to one. They also have other fancy options like split-screen, activity/inactivity monitors, and the ability to keep the session open without a terminal attached.
Nov
8
revised How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
fixed will will
Nov
8
revised How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
Clarified info about shell profile file.
Nov
8
revised How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
Tested, fixed bug, removed disclaimer.
Nov
8
revised How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
add disclaimer
Nov
8
answered How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
Nov
7
comment Is there a way to redirect a file that is written
Only because it's not well-enough known (at least to me), so it's reliability hasn't been vetted yet.
Nov
6
answered How can I make a program executable from everywhere
Nov
6
answered Is there a way to redirect a file that is written
Nov
6
comment How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories
The man page for find isn't great, but the info pages are extensive.
Nov
6
revised How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories
add quotes around {} to prevent shell interpreting them
Nov
6
revised How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories
rolled back to a previous revision
Nov
6
revised How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories
removed unnecessary {}
Nov
6
answered How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories
Nov
5
revised Different ways to execute a shell script
fix spelling of HeithB
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
11
revised Different ways to execute a shell script
added 181 characters in body; added 84 characters in body
Oct
11
revised Different ways to execute a shell script
Added extra detail about executable mode on script files.