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bio website shawnjgoff.com
location Tampa, FL
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Apr 15 at 15:59

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 How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?
@Falmarri: actually it is. I touch the mouse infrequently enough that the optical sensor turns itself off so I have to wave it around for about 1.5 seconds before I can click anything. (Not to mention it means moving my hand off the keyboard and having to find the home location on the keyboard again.)
Nov
9
comment How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?
Agreed with Falmarri. Most distributions have the guest additions in the repositories, so you can look there first.
Nov
9
comment How do I send stdin to the clipboard?
Another one is xclip; it accepts from stdin by default. I only use it because it's the first such tool that I learned of.
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
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
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.