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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.


Oct
21
awarded  Student
Oct
21
answered How can I get bash to exit on backtick failure in a similar way to pipefail?
Oct
21
asked How can I get bash to exit on backtick failure in a similar way to pipefail?
Sep
25
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
25
awarded  Analytical
Sep
24
comment Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
Hence the "you may". The other answers on preventing this, and it being the desktop libraries that are probably responsible make sense. However, were it some file being created like this on a device, I'd start with this method, and failing that, start things with an ld preload and asserting when they tried to create that dir - obviously far too extreme for this question, but fun.
Sep
23
comment Yum Cannot Retrieve Repository CentOS 6
Perhaps you could post the content of /etc/yum.conf, or the output of ls /etc/yum.repos.d. Another handy thing would be to mention any proxy setup etc you use.
Sep
23
answered Which application should I blame for compulsively creating a directory again and again?
Sep
23
answered wget files by modification date
Sep
8
awarded  Commentator
Sep
8
comment Do you need a shell for SCP?
So does this mean /bin/false or /bin/true wouldn't work - or only allow sftp?
Jun
9
answered How to monitor or kill a process which has been started by cron?
Jun
7
comment How to monitor or kill a process which has been started by cron?
Questions - which system, which scheduler? cron?
Jun
7
answered How to add packages onto a Fedora live USB
Jun
7
comment How to add packages onto a Fedora live USB
I am currently building an FC13 based CD with a kickstart CD for auto installing - and trying to find out how to pull packages in. It seems merely having the RPM in the Packages folder on the media is not enough. Once I am there, I'll give you what I get.
Jun
6
answered Gentoo versus Funtoo
Jun
1
comment GNU screen: move between regions
Interesting - that sequence defaults to copy - ^[. How are you interacting with the box - local vt or via remote shell session?
Jun
1
comment GNU screen: move between regions
This looks useful - staldal.nu/tech/2009/01/10/how-to-use-ctrl-tab-in-gnu-screen
Jun
1
comment GNU screen: move between regions
Okay - names I've found (none which yet work with/without -k) backtab, shifted-tab, F91, kB.
Jun
1
comment GNU screen: move between regions
Yes - that would make a load of sense - you could probably bind it to focus up. You may need to figure out a termcap name for shift + tab though. A quick google shows that may take a bit of fiddling.