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I'm a professional sysadmin in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. I've been doing sysadmin work since 1996, I've worked for a smattering of companies including Red Hat, two academic institutions, a regional bank, and now a rail transportation and logistics company.


Oct
1
answered Command to list all usernames on a Linux server
Sep
29
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
18
answered How can I sudo su and change directory just after?
Sep
2
comment Why does every user have his own group?
Do some research on the concept of "user-private groups". This has been explained in many different places.
Jun
5
answered Linux - preventing an application from failing due to lack of disk space
May
16
answered Why does it take more time for a login to fail than to succeed?
Mar
12
comment RHEL 6.4 and OpenSSL 1.0.1 - Dependency missing.. but it isn't?
I'm pretty sure the IUS package doesn't provide the correct provide in this case. It provides the correct library, but that's not the same as far as RPM is concerned. The command I gave specifically asks about the library file, not the actual provide. The ebst I can suggest is to try to find the openssl package from the remi repo and replace the IUS package with it, or use the base RHEL repo for all your openssl and php-* packages.
Mar
12
answered RHEL 6.4 and OpenSSL 1.0.1 - Dependency missing.. but it isn't?
Jan
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
3
answered Where to put system cronjobs?
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Oh, I expect a lot more than just that to come back to bite me in the butt. That's why I don't rename user accounts, I delete and create new after copying required data somewhere else. :)
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Actually, you don't have to rename the home directory. You can leave it as 'mpatil'. But yeah, you will need to look at these other things - but even the usermod utility @Patrick mentioned won't handle those other items.
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
You must edit those files. Don't try to run them, they're not scripts.
Nov
20
answered How can I change my username?
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Are you trying to change your username or just your prompt?
Oct
23
answered Linux Red Hat Library Dependencies question
Oct
7
comment * not interpreted in ftp, lftp?
What are you asking? I don't see a question being asked here...
Oct
7
comment /var/named/chroot/var/named: device is busy
The error messages tell you what is wrong.
Oct
4
answered Get indication of ssh command
Oct
4
comment Cannot mount LVM2 partitions
What is the command you're using to try to mount the volumes?