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Just a guy with some linux experience.


Oct
8
comment Why does the debian installer force me to use a username starting with a-z while adduser doesn't enfore this?
Why does it have to be numerical?
Oct
5
comment What is my sudo password?
@Kyrias in debian since at least version 5.0 (Lenny), the sudo group has sudo permissions by default.
Sep
23
comment Chrome does not open Https websites
Your HTTPS proxy inserts its own certificate. Some firewalls do this in order to perform layer-7 scans on HTTPS traffic. Chrome rejects bad certificates like that out of hand, Safari just warns.
Sep
5
comment Remove all files/directories except for one file
@OlivierDulac Are we the only two people in this question who aren't overthinking the question?
Sep
5
comment Merging folders with mv?
That's interesting but only vaguely relevant to the topic and not even remotely what the user asked about.
Sep
3
comment Execute a file if a command is not found
Which is why I immediately mentioned that this is not a terribly good idea.
Sep
3
comment Execute a file if a command is not found
You can append ./ to your PATH environment variable, but that's not a default for several very good reasons.
Aug
21
comment Is it bad to have too many Kernel modules?
Note that in general it tends to be safer to have a module you don't need than it is to decide to "streamline" your kernel build only to find out after a reboot that you forgot a driver that it turns out you did need...
Aug
19
comment Determine if zfs is the actual filesystem
Concur. Voting to close for now; edit this with the confusing output and I'll cheerfully support a reopen request.
Aug
19
comment File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files
Not sure why this should be closed -- he's asking about the presence of a specific feature rather than the relative merits of one program or another.
Aug
19
comment Switching from LMDE to debian testing + LMDE
No, from what I can see Mint is a hodgepodge of debian and ubuntu packages slightly reconfigured and crammed together in a way they hope won't break too many things in stuff their target area cares about. I stand by my advice.
Aug
18
comment How do I validate a settings(ini) file for the values expected using bash?
write a parser in something other than bash.
Aug
18
comment Switching from LMDE to debian testing + LMDE
I recommend against this unless you really, really, really know what you're doing. Mixing distribution flavors is a tricky business to begin with, and Testing is where debian puts stuff when they think they've gotten most of the obvious bugs out and are ready to see how to integrate it with the rest of the debian packages. Intercompatibility with other distros is an afterthought at best.
Jul
24
comment Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux
This is correct information but does not actually answer the question that's being asked.
Jul
10
comment A layman's explanation for “Everything is a file” — what differs from Windows?
Judging by that example, you also don't quite understand how filesystems work. Unless name_of_file happens to be a proper filesystem image, you just wrecked that CF card...
Jul
8
comment Slow Linux machine
Don't disable dns checks, make sure that you have a working resolver.
Jul
4
comment SSH slow after configuring TCP Wrappers
Although not quite "impossible" and more "not viable" -- chances are the botnet controller will note the vastly reduced response rate, deduce that there's a firewall blocking him and go look for a better target.
Jul
4
comment SSH slow after configuring TCP Wrappers
+1 will always upvote fail2ban
Jun
16
comment How to open Fedora without a user password?
Note that this is almost never a good idea. Even on a single user machine in your own home.
Jun
11
comment Force command to be run on logout or disconnect?
Except that it only works if someone 1) uses bash; 2) doesn't change their .bash_logout and 3) always logs off gracefully rather than killing their SSH connection.