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Mar
28
asked What's the recommended way to run a service as a non-root user?
Mar
23
awarded  Guru
Dec
3
answered Removed `rm` command in cygwin
Nov
22
comment How to execute same command “X” multiple times with a time delay of some number of seconds?
I'm not sure I understand the question. Is this sufficient? echo 'hello'; sleep 3; echo 'goodbye'
Nov
21
comment Facility on AIX to ZIP a list of files
There are various internet zip tools. This one runs in a browser (it's Java), so no files are uploaded anywhere. Would that help?
Nov
20
comment Check a range of IP addresses to see if a host is active
Note that ping gives only the most rudimentary indication of 'aliveness'. Which is why things like Nagios exist, to allow you to check specific services or the running state on the machine. A ping check is a bit like checking a person is breathing; they could nevertheless be in a coma and not able to perform any function. It is entirely possible for a server to respond to pings and be otherwise totally unresponsive.
Nov
16
comment How to create shell script command so that it will self-detruct after performing it's task?
Hmm. This smells like script kiddie to me. Why do you need to do this?
Nov
16
comment xdg-open is installed yet also is not installed
+1 This made me laugh. Maybe it's a zen koan, in apt form?
Nov
15
comment Generate File of a certain size?
stackoverflow.com/questions/139261/…
Nov
15
answered Proper escape sequence for a non-standard file name
Nov
15
revised What are the dangers of creating a normal user with UID < 500?
typos
Nov
15
comment tar list files only
You can get the 'tarbomb' effect with tar xvzf my_tar.tar.gz --transform 's/.*\///'. But unfortunately that doesn't change how it displays in a listing with t rather than x.
Aug
28
awarded  Yearling
Jun
18
awarded  Great Answer
Mar
30
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
comment User-local package management system
But he's not using Gentoo, he's on SuSE. So how does this help?
Feb
28
comment Is shebang always the same as the interpreter's installation directory?
+1 for /usr/bin/env.
Feb
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
4
comment Vi vs vim, or, is there any reason why I would ever want to use vi?
Regarding your programming comment, you may find eclim interesting...