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bio website squidoo.com/dannystaple
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
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I've been using Linux since the late 90's, and have had a career involving Solaris, a tiny bit of Irix, and plenty of Linux - mostly operating at the shell scripting and application level.

I currently use XUbuntu for most development, an OSX Desktop on a home PC, and various server setups including RH, FC and Debian.


May
20
comment Distro Customisation And Middleware Software Inclusion
You would have to write the packages you want, and installation code in a ks config. As far as I know - there isn't an automatic way to do this. Building a VM with your settings and distributing the VM disk image may work for you, and there are tools for converting a physical installation to a VM.
May
19
answered Distro Customisation And Middleware Software Inclusion
Apr
17
comment How to find which serial port is in use?
I like using those bits to detect a device - I'll probably use that, although I've many devices that only use the Tx/Rx pins, I could probably hack them to hold the CTS line high for that.
Apr
17
comment What does exit 99 means?
If you want to do something specific with a return code like that in bash, use the $? to get to it.
Mar
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
20
revised What is the concept behind “tty” in linux?
Taking Giles suggestion into the answer.
Oct
25
comment Using FC 19 - How can I interact with very long menus?
Yes - that is fair enough. I wandered if there was just some Gnome trick I was missing - the trend seems to be that all window controls are disappearing making things harder to use currently.
Oct
25
comment Using FC 19 - How can I interact with very long menus?
And yes - I am aware I can get to the specific gedit options with view->highlight mode. It still stands that the toolbar language selector is too long for the screen. I can also see this on pycharm when context clicking folders in a project view. I am sure I can find other examples.
Oct
25
asked Using FC 19 - How can I interact with very long menus?
Oct
24
accepted How can I get bash to exit on backtick failure in a similar way to pipefail?
Oct
16
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
16
awarded  Popular Question
May
29
awarded  Organizer
May
29
revised Unexpected whitespace using sqsh in command substitution
Wget behaviour was a symptom of the variable assigned earlier in the bash or sqsh part of the script.
May
29
comment Unexpected whitespace using sqsh in command substitution
Ah - I cannot see your edit yet Hauke. Your tags make more sense than mine.
May
29
suggested suggested edit on Unexpected whitespace using sqsh in command substitution
May
29
comment Unexpected whitespace using sqsh in command substitution
That may suggest that this need to be tagged with sqsh and not wget then. If the whitespace appears earlier -the wget stuff later is noise.
May
29
comment Can the “du” program be made less aggressive?
The system is a build farm, so the number of files in a dir is really down to the devs of the components we build. df wouldn't quite work - the problem is that we do have clean up scripts, so we may see no change, but have missed an early warning for an automatic job that is aggressively grabbing disk space. We use zabbix to monitor overall disk use, but knowing the individual directories where things are going a bit nuts is pretty essential.
May
29
accepted Can the “du” program be made less aggressive?