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Just a guy with some linux experience.


May
10
comment Is it possible to create a directory and file inside /proc/sys?
As per the other two answers, /proc/ is a virtual filesystem. /proc/sys/crypto should appear magically the instant the kernel loads a driver that uses it. I suspect that you're actually missing something else -- can you elaborate as to what you're doing that tells you to create that file?
May
5
comment Deleting files by age
Although wise sysadmins do a dry-run with -ls instead of -delete to make sure this won't delete anything they wanted kept. Yes, speaking from experience here.
May
3
comment Understanding character device (or character special) files
2) You're missing about three or four layers of abstraction there. The program you open a text file with neither knows nor cares what the keyboard device is. Communication with the underlying hardware happens either via the terminal emulator (if you're in console mode) or via the X event layer (if you're in graphics mode), either of which will listen to the keyboard and other drives and decides what, if anything, to pass on to the program. I'm summarizing a fairly complex multilayer system here; you might do well to read up on the X Window System in general.
May
3
comment Understanding character device (or character special) files
1) Somewhat. It's a poor man's analogy but it'll do.
May
3
answered Understanding character device (or character special) files
Apr
20
comment Why do most distros (other than Debian) recommend/require a full reinstall when upgrading to a new version?
More precisely, they decided that what you don't want in a production server is to have to reinstall it from scratch to upgrade the software on it.
Apr
14
comment Get newest gcc for debian?
Also, is there a particular reason you need 4.7? One of the reasons Debian doesn't rapidly add the latest versions is because they feel production level stability trumps having the latest and greatest.
Apr
11
comment List of available command options?
In the case of mkdir, -p means "If the parent directories don't exist yet, create them too"
Apr
11
comment listen to two IPs for hosting 2 websites with SSL
No. Did you tell apache to check your config before trying to start?
Apr
10
answered listen to two IPs for hosting 2 websites with SSL
Apr
8
revised Domain resolve problem with stock Debian
Typo fix, clarification.
Apr
8
comment Domain resolve problem with stock Debian
"Tries each server in order" means that it tries one after another until it gets an answer in case one of them doesn't respond. It doesn't mean that if it gets a conclusive "There's no such animal" response it asks for a second opinion.
Apr
7
comment How to switch “/” back to writable mode without reboot?
Sounds like the device itself, not the filesystem, is currently in write-protect mode. Look at the hardware settings?
Apr
6
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Apr
1
comment Does `make install` overwrite files?
Does MacOS X have no package management system at all?
Mar
28
comment Why does sftp hide the log from stdout?
On a related note, how precisely are you redirecting it in cron? Can you show us the exact crontab entry?
Mar
28
comment Why does sftp hide the log from stdout?
I just ran a quick check, and sftp foo@bar.com << EOF > sftpout.txt gave me most of sftp's output where it was supposed to go. What version of ssh and what distribution are you using?
Mar
22
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Mar
19
comment How do I restart apache as non-root (using a git-hook)?
You should consider NOPASSWD extremely carefully, though.
Mar
12
comment How to disable DHCP (static IP)?
@Karlson What I think he means is that he's got one router and one actual desktop comp that dualboots windows and linux, and in windows he just assigns a static IP.