Reputation
4,469
Top tag
Next privilege 5,000 Rep.
Approve tag wiki edits
Badges
1 11 30
Newest
 Explainer
Impact
~592k people reached

1d
comment RHEL6 No protocol specified, can't open display
Is this a machine you're logging into with ssh? (In which case, does using ssh -X help?)
1d
revised Having a host with ZFS system, how to make it available to other hosts on local network?
just typos
2d
comment Wrong character rendering in internet related applications
Point of data on what it's probably not: linguee.com sends encoding as iso-8859-15, duden as utf-8. (I briefly suspected that what you see is the one-byte 8859-15 character ä being converted into the two-byte utf-8 sequence for ä, and that two-byte sequence erroneously treated as two 8859-15 characters and being translated into a four-byte sequence of two utf-8 characters that happen to be combining characters.)
Aug
28
revised How can I encrypt a large file with OpenSSL using RSA keys?
added 235 characters in body
Aug
28
answered How can I encrypt a large file with OpenSSL using RSA keys?
Aug
28
comment How can I encrypt a large file with OpenSSL using RSA keys?
The openssl binary is perfectly capable of encrypting files, computing hashes, etc.
Aug
27
comment Error becoming root centos
My vague guess would be PAM, have you ever changed your PAM configuration to login with certificates, LDAP, Kerberos…? (CentOS released a pam update this week or last week, maybe you're bitten by a bug or new config?)
Aug
26
comment Assigning “awk” or “nawk” to a variable in a shell script
Standard warning: this assumes that the awk/nawk in the path will be what you expect and not the Awesome Word Kombinator anagram generating program in /opt/bin. Maybe consider explicitly setting it to **/usr/bin/**awk or similar. (Yes, this comes with its own set of problems.)
Aug
24
comment Script to remove certain span elements from an HTML file
What about <span class="bar foo">, possibly with a linebreak in it, and nested spans in your to-be-deleted range? General-case HTML manipulation is hard-to-impossible with regular-expression tools like sed, XSLT might be an approach with at least a different set of problems.
Aug
24
comment Can I make sure history logs all execution?
If by history you mean the shell history, that's not likely to work (not least because it's writeable by the user). Maybe auditd is interesting for you?
Aug
24
comment Where's my space?
Can you run du --apparent-size for us? ("although the apparent size is usually smaller, it may be larger due to holes in ('sparse') files, internal fragmentation, indirect blocks, and the like")
Aug
24
reviewed Approve Where's my space?
Aug
18
reviewed Approve make sudoers use their own history file
Aug
13
reviewed Approve Replace field in one file based on match with a different field in another file
Aug
11
reviewed Reject Log monitoring using shell script
Aug
11
comment tmpfs and disk partitionning (incoherent partition size between df and fdisk)
Look carefully: you can run df on anything and it will tell you the stats for the filesystem it's on, in this case, /dev/. (See the "Mounted on" column.) So those 10M have nothing to do with the storage capacity of /dev/sda1.
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open Should a serious student of *nix choose a distribution that is POSIX-compliant to learn standard features well?
Aug
8
reviewed Leave Open Print kernel memory layout
Aug
8
reviewed Reject How to find duplicate lines in a text file, while some may be commented out or have different tokens at the beginning?
Aug
4
comment Using CentOS as a thin client
So the machines are already installed, i.e. a variation on the "live CD" theme is out, right?