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Mar
12
answered How do I find text within a file and have it search multiple subfolders?
Mar
12
comment Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)
@pepoluan: absolutely no such thing as too stable here. We're talking about MTAs -- it's hardly the bleeding edge of innovation. Any of these solutions will have all the functionality you need, so your decision should probably be based on stability, resource usage, and ease of management (inc. quality of documentation). In my opinion, debian stable (note that that's debian 6 squeeze as of Feb. 2011) and exim4 comes out best overall.
Mar
11
answered Cloud Server: Which MTA (exim/postfix/etc.) on What OS (Linux/FreeBSD)
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
it's the only answer here which allows the OP to reuse the last line -- everything else entails running the command again, which could be anywhere between utterly irrelevant and catastrophic :) But the OP did say reuse.
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
@Gilles -- unless you use @mattdm's answer, of course!
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
+1 -- good answer! you could achieve the same thing, even if you're not running X, by using GNU screen (gnu.org/software/screen).
Mar
10
comment best bittorrent client on Linux
rTorrent is king for a daemonised setup -- see this excellent article: kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/howto-use-rtorrent-like-a-pro
Mar
10
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Mar
10
comment Display command in xterm titlebar
ha! same answer at exactly the same time! +1 for handling subshells, but do you have any answer to the pipes problem? (see my link to the SO question)
Mar
10
answered Display command in xterm titlebar
Mar
10
comment best bittorrent client on Linux
@Faheem: the significant difference is that you don't need trackers (though Tribler can make use of them) -- you can source content directly from other users. This means, amongst other things, that there is no need for sites like thepiratebay.org, which can be taken down, compromised, or have legal action brought against them, etc.
Mar
10
answered Full text search for man pages
Mar
10
answered best bittorrent client on Linux
Mar
10
comment What directories/file permissions should i ensure are set?
fair enough, but /root being world-readable isn't necessarily by itself a security problem, and if you create a file yourself and put sensitive data in it, you really need to take responsibility for locking it down yourself. You can, of course, edit tiger's rules for future checks/deployments, which is something I do.
Mar
9
answered What directories/file permissions should i ensure are set?
Mar
9
comment Trouble with grep -o regex
as @Arrowmaster, tested on Ubuntu 10.10, with grep 2.6.3-3
Mar
9
awarded  Revival
Mar
9
answered Recommended way to login to root?
Mar
9
comment How do I create a separate partition for my /home directory?
+1 for a good summary. Just want to add that, while I agree that having lots of partitions is more hassle that it's worth, having /home on a separate partition is really solid advice, imo, almost a no-brainer. For a single user workstation (laptop or desktop), I will have 1 or more OS partitions, and throw all the remaining space into /home.
Mar
9
comment Easily updatable troubleshooting LiveUSB distro
X11 autoconfigures in modern versions, and while fstab does not, it's not a big obstacle. To be honest, the most trouble I've gone to with my crunchbang usb stick is to write a script which writes my .conkyrc on the fly to reflect different hardware configurations.