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Desktop

  • Gentoo Linux 2003 - 2009
    • First experience with Linux 4Q 2003
    • Long term functioning, dual boot, Linux install 4Q 2004
    • Stopped using Windows on a regular basis, approximately 2006
  • Arch Linux 2009 - present

Server ( well professionally, as I constantly run servers daemons on my desktop )

  • CentOS 2006 - 2007, 2010 - Present
    • BusinessGrade - Systems Administration Intern
    • Liquid Web - Linux System Administrator

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Aug
22
comment Downsides of umask 077?
@David yeah most people seem to not be aware of su -c. there are other advantages to sudo but most people don't use them... like limiting what commands can be run... but that's only useful if you do it... I think ubuntu should but they don't.
Aug
22
comment Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
removing terminal tag too.. think the 'terminal' tag should be reserved for questions regarding xterms, VT's and real connected terminals.
Aug
22
revised Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
edited tags
Aug
22
comment Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
@phunehehe I think the shell expansion you're doing is weird... and I'd question it's efficiency... I'd also wonder if it has a argument limit... (which is one of the things xargs was written to work around)
Aug
22
comment Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
use rm '{}' + the + is more xargs like behavior or something... really all I remember is that it's more efficient than doing \;.
Aug
22
comment What are the pros and cons of Vim and Emacs?
@phunehehe if I try using nano I end up with a whole bunch of ijkloOah's in my file... until I realize that I can't use those for navigation. I don't use the arrow keys to navigate.
Aug
22
comment Books/Guides for Securing a Server
well... my issue is like you said it's a question about server security in general. But it's not really my place to decide what's Ontopic here.
Aug
22
answered Books/Guides for Securing a Server
Aug
22
revised Recommend a reading for learning Linux firewalls configuration for beginner?
add another caveat
Aug
22
comment Recommend a reading for learning Linux firewalls configuration for beginner?
I never liked the frozentux tutorial... I couldn't get heads or tails out of it, drobbins article on stateful firewalls is still the best guide to groking iptables IMO. I can't speak about the book though.
Aug
22
revised Recommend a reading for learning Linux firewalls configuration for beginner?
edited tags
Aug
22
answered Recommend a reading for learning Linux firewalls configuration for beginner?
Aug
22
comment Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
removing filesystems tag and adding shell... filesystems should be more on a discussion about things like ext4, fat32, hfs, etc, and this seems to be asking about how to manipulate files on a shell.
Aug
22
revised Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
edited tags
Aug
22
comment Delete files in a directory that match a regexp, using a Mac terminal
by mac terminal you mean OS X? if so I'm confused why this is tagged Linux.
Aug
22
comment What are the pros and cons of Vim and Emacs?
@phunehehe yeah I'd rather use vim than a barebones vi but I'd rather use any vi than have to figure out wtf I'm doing in nano (which if you're a gentoo user who doesn't realize there's busybox vi) you have to do until you get a vi installed ( they may have fixed this by linking vi to busybox now, I got that done in funtoo, but I couldn't really say)
Aug
22
comment Where to search for more info if I don't have Internet?
do you just want random sources that may or may not be installed on a unix system? (e.g. perldoc, info, html doc, --help) I'm not really sure what you're looking for...
Aug
22
comment Where to search for more info if I don't have Internet?
@Hemant you're supposed to then open the man pages it gives you... It's basically a very simple local man page search engine
Aug
22
comment OpenSuse custom keyboard shortcuts not working
@BlackTigerX either perhaps a bug... or something. I'm not a gnome user... is there a command you can run on the CLI to bring up the menu? perhaps you can tell your shortcut to execute that command.
Aug
22
comment What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
you should add bisecting to find where a bug was introduced...