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I have over 30 years experience in all phases of software development and delivery. I have administered a variety of midrange servers, and worked with systems from PCs to Mainframes.

Apr
9
comment Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
@Joshua Pipe the output to less by adding | less to the command. You can use the list to reinstall the packages by piping to xargs -n1 aptitude reinstall instead.
Apr
8
comment Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
Try reinstalling base-files then retrying reinstalling the essential packages. You are likely to encounter some more dependency failures. You can also try a -force option to reinstall anyway.
Apr
8
answered Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
Apr
4
comment How to keep Bash running after command execution?
@pawel7318 You can kill the background program with the command kill % or kill %1.
Apr
4
answered How to keep Bash running after command execution?
Mar
29
comment SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT
@Mato If you are running a tool to snoop the SSH session just have it email on connection, or wrap it and log as in the second case.
Mar
28
answered SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
revised Traffic counter on openwrt?
Revert link to http
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
1
answered Make disk/disk copy slower
Feb
18
comment 403 Forbidden, Tried everything
Yes, I was upgrading to 2.4 when this happened. Only one Alais failed.
Feb
18
answered 403 Forbidden, Tried everything
Feb
11
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
@Gn13l Try using man -k to find the correct documentation and man to display the document. man grep should display the documentation for grep. The getent database is passwd. man 5 passwd should describe the output.
Feb
7
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
@Gn13l Usually I use the command ps -ef | less and look for the web server process(es). The command will list the userid of the process. You can grep /etc/passwd for the user id to find the UID, or use the getent command to do the lookup.
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
Execute controls access to files. If you know the name you can read a file with just the execute bit set. I believe the execute bit is required to verify allow access the file, and write to create the directory entry.
Feb
5
answered How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
Jan
30
answered VirtualBox: Same IP address for both network interfaces on same machine (scientific linux)?
Jan
23
comment How to check if NTPD updates Linux machine's time successfully using shell?
@dvc The scripts there don't seem to include the requested functionality. There seems to be some code to generate SNMP traps, but I haven't encountered SNMP to monitor NTP. I've had to do my own monitoring in several large organizations.