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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.


Dec
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awarded  Enlightened
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
revised Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version
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Dec
15
awarded  Announcer
Dec
14
revised Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version
edited title
Dec
14
answered Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version
Dec
13
comment delete files having a certain pattern in their names
@glennjackman Yes but no quotes in that case.
Dec
13
answered delete files having a certain pattern in their names
Dec
11
answered Yum won't update package
Dec
9
comment How to recover my source code that is removed by stupid CentOS automatically?
The directory you stored tour code in without backing it up is called tmp, for "temporary". I'd be careful about who and what you call stupid in this situation.
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
1
comment Memory consumption Fail2Ban CentOS
I might investigate why your fail2ban is taking up so much memory, and possibly adjust the configuration. On my system, it's more like 9M!
Nov
24
revised How to make Fedora user a sudoer?
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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.