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A Perl enthusiast, I earn my living doing Unix/Linux system administration and light systems programming. In a former life I was an ALGOL systems programmer before finding my real love was for Unix. My education is scientific with a Master of Science degree.


Jan
14
comment How to identify executable path with its PID on AIX 5 or more
Copy your executable to any directory; cd to the directory and launch the executable with a relative path. You can't assume anything.
Jan
13
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
13
comment What are the legitimate uses of the `touch` command?
@Geek The manpages are your friend :-)
Jan
13
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
answered What are the legitimate uses of the `touch` command?
Jan
7
answered Why can users delete each others files in this case
Jan
1
answered What are the special characters to print from a script to move the cursor?
Nov
28
comment How do you find what keys the “erase” and “line-kill” characters are in Ubuntu?
@sim : Point well taken; done with thanks.
Nov
28
revised How do you find what keys the “erase” and “line-kill” characters are in Ubuntu?
Expand answer with examples.
Nov
28
answered How do you find what keys the “erase” and “line-kill” characters are in Ubuntu?
Nov
23
answered What command should I run after making changes to /etc/passwd file
Nov
20
revised lsof: show files open as read-write
Add more direct answer showing output parsing
Nov
20
revised lsof: show files open as read-write
added 14 characters in body
Nov
20
answered lsof: show files open as read-write
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
25
answered Can I change the output format of the “last” command to display the year?
Oct
22
comment How to catch an error in a linux bash script?
@Stephane Chazelas point of quoting and signaling end-of-options well taken. Thanks for editing.
Oct
22
answered How to catch an error in a linux bash script?
Oct
17
comment Detect if running in a virtual terminal?
@JosephR Correct. The value is often with cron or at jobs to avoid failures when scripts assume interactive input.