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bio website jwhsmith.net
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Developer and system administrator for a few years now, I able to find interest in virtually any little configuration/piece of code I find. Globally, I'm a C-guy, additionally developing in HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Javascript, C++, Java, Python, and when I'm really dumb : CSharp.

As a system adminsitrator, I'm the 100% Linux kind, even though other UNIXes are bearable. Windows as a server/desktop machine is a despicable idea to my ears. I'm pretty happy on an Arch Linux, and enjoy using Debian/CentOS on production servers.


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comment Ways to organize and access frequently visited directories and files?
Suggesting autojump seems to deserve a +1, even though I never used it. It might take some time to get used to it, but it looks like the kind of tool you just can't live without once you discovered it.
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comment Ctrl-R style interactive search in custom file
You may want to have a look here to know more about custom bash-completion scripts.
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comment Linux Mint brightness has too few settings
Do you have files in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0 or /sys/class/backlight ? A file called brightness would be a great place to start.
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answered Arrow key/Enter menu
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comment Internet connection being lost after about 10 seconds
It seems like your DHCP client has fallen (at least, when it comes to enp0s3). You should try restarting it, and see if it gives more information then. I'm not a SUSE user, but I believe something like sudo /etc/rc.d/network start should do the trick...
Jul
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comment Random named file in home directory, possibly hacked?
File metadata might be the key. What's the file ownership? What are its permissions? When was it created? Are there any suspicious processes running that might have created it? Can you remember what you were doing when it was created? Any logs at this time? What about last?
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comment How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?
I really wanted to keep it simple ;) Writing proper init.d takes a little time, yet I'm glad you went for more information : these scripts can get pretty handy.
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revised How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?
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comment How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?
I edited my answer accordingly. Thank you!
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comment How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?
Nice one, did not think about options. Allow me to edit ;)
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answered How to continue a script after it reboots the machine?
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comment Where is bash's history stored?
The history file is updated upon bash termination, which does not imply rebooting (especially in graphical environments where you can open and close terminals as you wish).
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revised How do I compile source into the kernel?
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answered How do I compile source into the kernel?
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comment Doesn't awk print all lines if it is passed empty arguments
Who said '' was nothing...? :p
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revised Is installing and configuring Arch Linux in VirtualBox going to be the same as installing it for real?
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