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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.


Mar
4
answered Change Multiple (Including No) File Extensions
Jan
18
answered sudo command is unsucessful when invoked from file manager
Jan
18
comment sudo command is unsucessful when invoked from file manager
Is the stdout and stderr from the script available anywhere? Perhaps you could redirect the output of the sudo so you can see what actually happened?
Jan
18
comment linux + what are the messages bad tty under /var/log/messages file
You could attempt to run ps -ef | grep Management.server and post the output - that may (or may not) identify the process outputting these. Out of interest - what is this host doing?
Jan
16
answered “zip warning: name not matched” while compressing a directory
Jan
16
awarded  Custodian
Jan
16
reviewed Reviewed Can't wget from github, sslv3 handshake error
Jan
16
comment Can't wget from github, sslv3 handshake error
This looks like this should be a comment against the question, and not an answer.
Jan
16
comment Disable colours at runtime in xterm
Beware of using ls to test this - the ls colors will still output until you unalias ls, and unset LS_COLORS.
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.