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Just a guy with some linux experience.


Nov
27
answered Why does initramfs mount the root filesystem read-only
Nov
24
comment Postfix: save every outgoing mail in files
/var/spool/postfix/defer/ There you go.
Nov
20
answered Why do I get an “rsync: failed to set times on … : Operation not permitted (1)” error on Ubuntu 10.10 with SME Server 7.4?
Nov
14
comment Why is `--human-readable` needed and not default?
Especially 3) when I pipe the output straight through into sort -n because I'm less interested in quickly seeing the rough size of each directory and more in which subdirectory is taking up disproportionally too much space...
Nov
14
comment Why does linux scan my cdrom on boot?
The "scan" might just be the CD-rom's self-test happening when the driver loads and asks it how it's doing.
Nov
13
answered Backing NTFS in linux
Nov
13
comment How to have tail -f show colored output
Upvoting because while the perl/ansi trick might not, ccze does.
Nov
13
revised Number of files containing a given string
Improved the English slightly.
Nov
12
answered Installing php-cgi under Ubuntu for Cherokee web server
Nov
12
comment I accidentally chmod -R +x on a directory. How do I restore the correct permissions?
I'd recommend two changes to this script. One, use find rather than globstar; two, instead of looking at the head, use the file command to see what it is and branch from there.
Nov
12
comment Why can't I echo the password to fetchmail?
And when you were given one you downvoted the answer because you thought it was "stupid".
Nov
11
comment Why can't I echo the password to fetchmail?
... I'm really not sure how and why you feel that "this is by design" is a stupid answer when it's correct. Just because it's not what you want to hear doesn't mean it's not true.
Nov
11
comment Setting execution right to whole directory - is it good or bad idea?
You can also play it smart and tell find to exclude anything with an 'obvious' extension from the search - .jpg, .png, .txt and so on don't even need to be looked at. Depending on how big a tree you're searching through, that might significantly optimize the search...
Nov
11
answered Setting execution right to whole directory - is it good or bad idea?
Nov
11
revised What is a “recursive DNS query”?
added 133 characters in body
Nov
11
answered What is a “recursive DNS query”?
Nov
11
answered Why can't I echo the password to fetchmail?
Nov
10
comment Why is exim4 listening on port 25?
You are misinterpreting the output of netstat. @enzotib is correct. Exim bound itself to the loopback address -- and while it is certainly willing to accept connection attempts from anywhere, only connections coming in over the loopback interface will reach it to begin with.
Nov
4
comment Call 'ps' as a normal user in Linux
... You really need to take a good long look at sudo. And possibly reexamine exactly what you intend to do and what you hope to accomplish with it, because I really fail to see how restricting ps usage is going to help secure your system given that all it does is provide a useful interface to read out information readily available in /proc.
Nov
3
comment Call 'ps' as a normal user in Linux
Incidentally, why do you first go to such lengths to make sure only root is allowed to run ps and then turn around to try and give users limited root rights for the purpose of running ps? Not criticizing, just wondering what exactly you're trying to accomplish here -- maybe we'll figure out a better way to do itt than this...