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Aug
24
revised Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
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Aug
24
comment Good website to link to for generic linux advocacy
@gvkv Well if you have a good guide to generic unix... that meets his criteria I'd bet he'd go for it.
Aug
24
revised Help with a find command
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Aug
24
comment Lock some accounts during some time periods
actually this method could be adapted to linux. One way of locking an account is by setting the ... second to last field in /etc/shadow to an earlier date. The fields specification is "Days since Epoch when account expires" so you could change that back and forth via cron.
Aug
24
revised is the behaviour of .* to include . and .. defined in LSB or POSIX or some other specification?
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Aug
24
comment Lock some accounts during some time periods
not out of the box on unix I think... but it maybe be possible if you're doing some advanced authentication with ldap, or kerberos or something... or perhaps even with SELinux. I don't really know for sure though, so this is not a real answer.
Aug
24
comment Sometimes no sound in flash videos after boot?
how do you force the intel module to load before the usb one? also although distro isn't the problem distro might matter because different distro's handle that stuff differently.
Aug
24
revised Sometimes no sound in flash videos after boot?
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Aug
24
revised Sometimes no sound in flash videos after boot?
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Aug
24
revised libX11.so.6 Not found
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Aug
24
comment How to find information about the system/machine in Unix?
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION default I guess this returns whatever gdm/kdm/etc had put into it? which might be useful... also uname -a is ok... but take my arch string Linux slave-iv 2.6.35-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Aug 20 22:49:24 CEST 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux you'll note the minor kernel version is not present due to the way it was compiled
Aug
24
comment Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
I like the way to set it in the .tmux.conf best... using the shell to set it just doesn't seem right
Aug
24
accepted Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
Aug
24
comment How can I get a count of files in a directory using the command line?
@Dennis that's interesting I didn't know that an application could tell its output was going to a pipe.
Aug
23
comment How do you work with old servers?
I will respond to your question with another question. What work is it that you are doing /on/ the server? Server's are for serving things... you do work on a workstation. Outside of a config file edit here, a mv there... why are you tweaking the server out like it's your workstation?
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Marciej and if it's worth nothing then there's no point in putting any security on it, at that point no vulnerability matters.
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Marciej well security is all about cost/risk analysis. you never put more security around something than that something is worth.
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
@Maciej the only secure computer is unplugged, encased in concrete at the bottom of a lake.
Aug
23
answered Concern about logging in as root overrated?
Aug
23
answered What directories do I need to back up?