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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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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...
Feb
1
comment What happens when a hard drive fills up?
@goldilocks - Why does performance degrade? Are you talking about fragmentation issues?
Jan
31
revised Storing thousands of files in one directory
qualify statement about fixed inodes
Jan
31
revised sudo hangs indefinitely without prompting for password
linked to the new question
Jan
31
answered Storing thousands of files in one directory
Jan
31
revised Does Windows recognize Linux's symbolic links?
typo in title
Jan
30
comment I hang when I try to ssh into a machine with my username (or su to my user)
To clarify my previous comment - if the remote authentication server is down or not responding, your machine will hang trying to complete the login step. Your ssh output seems to indicate that you made it through ssh, but not local login.
Jan
30
comment I hang when I try to ssh into a machine with my username (or su to my user)
One way to get this situation is if your user name is authenticated using an off-machine lookup, like NIS or LDAP, while your second user name is local.
Jan
29
comment Are there any standards/documents which tell me how to produce such nice help messages?
For reference, man page conventions are based on Extended Backus-Naur Form.
Jan
25
comment What does the Enlightenment desktop (E17) environment variable “PANTS=ON” do?
I advise trying this in private first. PANTS=OFF can have unfortunate consequences (e.g. may send unexpected signals), and may abruptly terminate connections, even between close peers.
Jan
25
comment Does linux have something like supercache?
A different kind of caching, but one you might also be interested in, is preload and prelink.
Jan
24
revised What does <defunct> mean in the output of ps?
link to reference, fix markup (missing 'defunct')
Jan
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awarded  Enlightened
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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revised How do I remove a file with no permissions?
terminology
Jan
23
comment How do I remove a file with no permissions?
@Stephane Chazelas - ok. Does plain 'file attributes' work for you?