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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.


15h
comment Use for loop in find exec
Correct on both counts, though I've just fixed the answer to address the first issue you noted. I still don't understand why he's looping inside the find's exec instead of looping over the entire output, but that may be because he never explained that.
19h
comment Extracting Source RPMs in debian
Then the OP should be good to go. That command sequence will extract the source RPM to a directory tree with source tarball and patch files, very similar to what would happen if it could be treated as a tarball and unrolled with tar.
21h
comment How do I use man pages to learn how to use commands?
Continue reading the man page. The "OPTIONS" section explains all the options available in the "SYNOPSIS" section.
1d
comment Is it possible to have multiple virtual machines with the same (guest) ip on the same host?
It. Will. Not. Work. You and I may have the same private IP, but we're not on the same virtual host (local network).
1d
comment Is it possible to have multiple virtual machines with the same (guest) ip on the same host?
They have to communicate with an external host, so they will be able to communicate with each other. It won't work.
Mar
24
comment Compare specific word counts without variables or expr
This sounds suspiciously like a homework assignment...
Mar
24
comment /etc/passwd shortest password
You really do not want a user that someone is able to log in to without a password. Seriously, just don't do it.
Mar
23
comment Execute a program from the bash terminal without waiting for program to close
&& is a bash "and" operator to string together two different commands, executing the second command only if the first command exists successfully.
Mar
20
comment Print 25 usernames on the system starting in reverse alphabetic order. Print only the usernames,
Every question you've asked so far has been a homework question, hasn't it?
Mar
20
comment How to Find the number of password entries that are on the server? in unix
Do you mean user accounts? Or do you mean lines in /etc/shadow? Can you be a bit more specific?
Mar
19
comment POE Connection Failure
Is the non-POE on the same server, or is it on a switch or router or other external device?
Mar
19
comment Can administrating task of 'root' be divided to the several of “more powerful” users?
If nobody trusts anybody else, there are much larger organizational issues that need to be solved before thinking about technical division-of-responsibility issues.
Mar
19
comment Running application compiled on another distribution
Compiler flags shouldn't have any effect crossing between distributions on like architectures.
Mar
11
comment No space left on device, with 320 GB free
You're trying to write a 280 GB file into 132 GB and you're actually surprised that you get a "no space left" message?
Mar
10
comment Yum says a package is installed, and not installed, and it's blocking other packages from being installed
You may have to adjust which version you -e --justdb based on what's going on with other glibc-* packages. It's going to take some trial and error to get completely correct. The important things to remember are the --justdb and the -rebuilddb. The latter you may want to run at several points in the process to be sure your RPMDB is semi-current.
Mar
9
comment How can I instruct yum to install a specifc version of OpenJDK
Try escaping the colon in the package string. That's what is most likely giving the shell problems (if my guess is right, the shell isn't passing the full string to yum, so yum isn't looking for what you think you told it to look for).
Mar
9
comment How do I loop over output from shuf?
Is the output of gshuf on a single line, or multiple lines?
Mar
6
comment Linux why do i have to run commands instead of running the bash file
What is the last command supposed to do? Does it start some sort of software or GUI interface?
Mar
6
comment Automation of VM Kickstart
This has been attempted, and completed, many more times than you would think is possible. What have you tried so far, and what were the results? What specific parts do you need help with?
Mar
6
comment Linux why do i have to run commands instead of running the bash file
Are you running or sourcing the bash file? If you source it - e.g. $ . bash_file.sh - you will probably get the result you're looking for. What command do you execute to try to run the bash file, and what results do you get?