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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
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Jun
18
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Mar
30
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Mar
30
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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
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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.