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bio website xenoterracide.com
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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

Student, Web Developer, Systems Administrator See more on my blog.

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Aug
23
comment What directories do I need to back up?
you forgot /home
Aug
23
comment Need advice in choosing a tiling WM
Try KDE SC 4.5, it has a tiling feature... oh... you said lightweight...
Aug
23
comment Concern about logging in as root overrated?
why run as root? if you really just don't want to type sudo I'd suggest editing /etc/sudoers and adding some commands as nopasswd (not all of them) then in your ~/.bashrc (or alias file) add aliases to sudo command. This is still probably not a good idea but it will limit the damage you can do, or have done to you.
Aug
23
comment How to give a normal user permission to change root password
I don't know why you'd think he'd need this. He didn't ask you to make it passwordless. why reduce the security of the system more than necessary if you're doing anyting like this it should be user localhost = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/passwd which would limit the security accesss to just that.
Aug
23
comment Is there a way to make the prompt definition multiline?
yeah I was hoping for something a little bit cleaner... I could just have FOO='...' BAR='...' then PS1="$FOO $BAR" or some such.
Aug
23
comment Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
nvm... I guess putting it in a my shell's rc does work... how annoying that it ignores the TERM env variable that's set when I execute tmux... I guess I'll have to put a conditional in my rc.
Aug
23
comment Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
the first one is my default TERM setting... I just tried the other 2 and my prompt still doesn't show colors once I enter tmux. (I would like to note that tmux does show colors at the bottom)... it seems that when I enter tmux that it resets the TERM to TERM=screen... perhaps theres a way to override this in a config?
Aug
23
revised How to give a normal user permission to change root password
add note about authorization
Aug
23
revised How to give a normal user permission to change root password
edited tags
Aug
23
answered How to give a normal user permission to change root password
Aug
23
revised tmux vs. GNU Screen
edited tags
Aug
23
asked Getting 256 colors to work in tmux
Aug
23
accepted Display stuff below the prompt at a shell prompt?
Aug
23
revised Is there a way to make the prompt definition multiline?
give end result examplish
Aug
23
asked Is there a way to make the prompt definition multiline?
Aug
23
answered Running continuous jobs remotely
Aug
23
comment How to change font-size, number of rows / columns on a terminal
This system is good... but you might want to check to see if your video chip supports KMS (most common in Intel, and ATI, but I won't say it's not in others) if it does you should try enabling it at boot, it will autoresize your VT.
Aug
23
comment Setting up a family server
What are your requirements? do you need windows file sharing? do you want an http server? ftp? etc?
Aug
22
asked Display stuff below the prompt at a shell prompt?
Aug
22
answered How can I apply caret-substitution to my nth-last command?