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I've been using Linux and Unix professionally since 1995, mostly in Linux-related sysadmin/systems architect jobs supporting academia. I generally know my stuff, but am very happy to learn something new and to be corrected when I'm wrong. Currently, I am the Fedora Project Leader.


Nov
24
revised How to make Fedora user a sudoer?
added 95 characters in body
Nov
24
comment How to make Fedora user a sudoer?
Don't do this. It will change the user's primary group to wheel, which is almost certainly not what you want.
Nov
19
answered Bash extended globbing
Nov
17
comment Different “history” command output after reconnecting via SSH
So.... Not a file. :)
Nov
16
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
16
comment Different “history” command output after reconnecting via SSH
Is there an actual file, or is it just in memory?
Nov
16
comment Get all possible combinations of a word in lower/uppercase letters
for w in {h,H}{a,A}{r,R}{l,L}{e,E}{y,Y}; do echo $w;done
Nov
15
comment difference between gnu tar and tar package in fedora repositories
And you can see that as per Fedora's general policy (n.b. I work on Fedora), those patches were proposed upstream (and it looks like they were committed, too, from the commit ids). So this should all show up in GNU Tar everywhere, eventually.
Nov
15
answered Fedora 20 Gnome upgrade - cannot login anymore
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
Maybe it was a DOS thing? In Unix, the distinction between compression and archiving is commonly made (as you also say), but I've never heard "compactor".
Nov
10
comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
Can you expand on the distinction between "compactor" and "compressor" that you are making here?
Nov
6
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
awarded  Guru
Oct
21
comment taskwarrior recurring tasks which each have a time limit?
@slm Yeah. I want it to show up in my "here's what you should be working on" report, but if I miss it, it's no big deal.
Oct
21
asked taskwarrior recurring tasks which each have a time limit?
Oct
21
awarded  Generalist
Oct
14
answered is asus Q87T motherboard compatible with Redhad Linux?