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bio website squidoo.com/dannystaple
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Nov 19 at 14:27

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.


Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
16
comment Moving physical disk from local computer to network server
This looks good, can you try it out and let us know if something doesn't work?
Oct
16
comment Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse
Can you give a few more bits of info like: lsmod, lspci and lsusb?
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