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Nerd by day, nerd by night. LaTeX guru go-to person for half the department and Plone developer by trade.


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comment Start/stop service script like Ubuntu for RedHat
RHEL7, I assume?
Oct
21
comment Unix Shell script to delete all traces of itself after execution through crontab
Any particular reason you want to use crond and not atd/at which is specifically designed to run things once at a specified time?
Oct
11
answered When does the empty string denote the current directory?
Oct
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does gzip add integrity/crc check to a .tar?
Oct
8
comment Why does the debian installer force me to use a username starting with a-z while adduser doesn't enfore this?
Wow, I'm surprised it works at all, seeing how tools like chown let you use numerical user/group ids interchangeably with textual user/group names.
Oct
7
comment RHEL 6.1 yum hangs on “Updating Red Hat repositories.”
Isn't 6.1 past its EOL? (Meaning, possibly the repositories aren't around anymore?)
Oct
6
answered Where is this cronjob running?
Oct
5
reviewed Close What are good document organization utilities?
Oct
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to exchange words in a filename using the shell?
Oct
3
answered Listing folder contents during cd command
Oct
2
answered How to show 404 error referer in apache logs
Oct
1
comment Converting a file from ASCII to Binary
As if od and hexdump weren't enough already. And indeed they aren't, neither of them does binary. :)
Oct
1
comment SSH server doesn't respond for a while, then opens up briefly after port scanning
Sounds like port knocking (do a series of connects in a specified order to start sshd in the first place), only you'd have set it up yourself, so you'd know.
Sep
29
answered Tool in unix to subtract text files?
Sep
29
comment Need to automate the updating of the crontab file
@alpertek: crontab -e obeys the EDITOR environment variable. I don't think EDITOR needs to be interactive, though, you could just set it to be the manipulation program.
Sep
29
comment HDMI output not working correctly through xrandr
What happens if you first set the desired modes with the gnome settings screen and then run xrandr without parameters to get the current config?
Sep
26
comment What is the mechanism for differentiating root requirements for terminal commands?
There's also 5., the called program itself checks the current user, but I think that's more common in the "I refuse to be run as the superuser root" case.
Sep
23
comment Changing my default directory in passwd changes my prompt
Well, the same programming idiocy that hardcodes paths in Win programs also exists in some unixoid software. I don't recall what it was (maybe old versions of Opera), but something assumed that /home/(username)/ existed and was writable. Little harm in having a symlink to be on the safe side.
Sep
23
comment scp with password and renaming the file
What's that sysconfig doing in your scp? Right now, you're passing three parameters: $FILE, $USERNAME…sys_config, and thirdly $DES_PATH.
Sep
10
comment Obtaining information about system hardware
"hardware you are using" as in "what physical hardware is there" (also see: lspci, lsusb) or "how much of my machine is currently occupied (for some value of occupied)" (also see: top, df)?