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Software is like coffee: well made, it can make the most tedious tasks bearable; made badly it can ruin your whole day.


Apr
24
answered shebang and path
Apr
21
comment Is NTFS under linux able to save a linux file, with its chown and chmod settings?
I've used NTFS-3g extensively and under heavy load with zero problems. I've even been able to delete files which for one reason or another could not be deleted from within Windows.As for using an EXT2 image, you can access EXT2 filesystems from Windows using Ext2 IFS (warning: EXT2 and EXT3 only, not EXT4!).
Apr
20
answered How can I de-fragment a drive using Ubuntu?
Apr
20
comment How can I de-fragment a drive using Ubuntu?
@boehj pretty much any modern filesystem (i.e. avoid FAT32)
Apr
18
comment Linux App that monitors log and add rules to iptables
There's also denyhosts
Apr
16
comment How to find how many cores a process is using?
For which cores are in use, you can use taskset -pc [pid]
Apr
16
answered How to find how many cores a process is using?
Apr
14
answered What would it take for a *nix system to shutdown, then continue to grub?
Apr
13
comment What would happen if a hard drive failed while the Linux kernel was running?
I remember a 'Unix Horror Story' where someone logged on as root executed rm -rf / and deleted almost everything on the drive. Strange things happened but they were able to concoct a repair on this still running but crippled system. It's an interesting read: macnugget.org/stuff/unix-horror-story.txt
Apr
12
awarded  Supporter
Apr
11
comment Logitech MX-510: Some extra buttons not usable
I see. Well one of the two programs I mentioned may be able to map them then.
Apr
11
answered Logitech MX-510: Some extra buttons not usable
Apr
9
revised Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog
Explain usage of commands and markup tweaks
Apr
9
answered APTonCD equivalent for Fedora
Apr
9
answered Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
9
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
revised What is the difference between root and superuser?
fixed typo
Apr
9
answered What is the difference between root and superuser?
Apr
9
awarded  Teacher