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I'm a self taught software developer, system administrator and all-round code-guy.

I've been doing software development, QA, developer support and system and even some graphic design work for as long as I can remember (going back 20 years or so, I think), both on commercial projects as well as open source and free software, and I enjoy both.

Coding is fun, that's why it is worth doing - I hope it never becomes a chore :-)


Oct
21
awarded  Excavator
Oct
21
revised Turn off buffering in pipe
change flag to be as documented (see `man sed`). removed OS X comment, as the example is relevant to all OSs
Oct
21
suggested suggested edit on Turn off buffering in pipe
Oct
12
answered Is RPM able to control the files in home folder without confirmation?
Oct
5
answered Can we hot-swap from one install of linux to another?
Oct
1
comment How to get a procesess's actual memory usage (including data in swap)
You probably meant:github.com/pixelb/ps_mem :-) Does this summary includes memory mapped files? does "shared" includes both shared library and shared data pages?
Oct
1
comment How to get a procesess's actual memory usage (including data in swap)
Thanks for the pgrep suggestion. At least on my system, a process' proc entries cannot be read without root permissions.
Oct
1
asked How to get a procesess's actual memory usage (including data in swap)
Oct
1
answered How to get a procesess's actual memory usage (including data in swap)
Aug
27
answered Docker - Force to Use AUFS Instead of BTRFS
Aug
18
awarded  Scholar
Aug
18
accepted Why EC2 instance spends all its time in “IRQ” and what to do about it?
Aug
6
comment Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
Right - I was mistaken in my assertion previously - I read the numbers in correctly (they were very similar - Levenshtein distance 2). fifolog_reader does behave weirdly with some (but not all) natural language dates.
Aug
6
revised Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
fixed with date natural language expression from Stéphane's comment
Aug
6
comment Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
Thanks again! your date expression is better than mine, so I'll fix my answer. BTW - on my system (based on FreeBSD 9.1), that expression also works with your fifolog_reader command (which frankly I didn't notice until you mentioned it now - I read an earlier version of your answer and then only read the bottom of the update, sorry :-) ).
Aug
6
awarded  Editor
Aug
6
revised Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
explain the problem with the original question
Aug
6
comment Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
Thanks - you are correct. Thought what I actually want is "last time Sunday started", unlike GNU's date -d "last sunday" which is "last time a full Sunday occurred", so date -v0S -v0M -v0H -v-sunw is actually exactly what I need and the GNU date syntax is incorrect :-) I fixed my answer to reflect that the example in my question is incorrect.
Aug
6
answered Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
Aug
6
comment Parsing arbitrary natural language dates under BSD
Thanks for the find usage - it may be useful for future work, so I up voted. Regarding using different shells - I don't have them installed, and I rather write bash (which I'm very familiar with). Perl is a bit of heavy lifting for the task, but I'll do it if don't find an alternative - which I had already.