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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Dec
12
comment How can I kill a job that was initiated in another shell (terminal window or tab)?
awesome! +1 just for that! thanks
Dec
11
comment How can I kill a job that was initiated in another shell (terminal window or tab)?
thanks for your answer but top does not appear to show all the specific processes running in the shell (e.g., it doesn't show ping). It does give me a PID for the terminal emulator but that kills the terminal emulator as you would expect.
Jun
22
comment View pdf file in terminal
+1 I did not know this. You just made my day!
May
13
comment How to remove the (1) from filenames using the find command
@jw013 thanks for the additional info, that helps a lot.
May
12
comment How to remove the (1) from filenames using the find command
For those of us trying to get better at our understanding of 'basic shell scripting constructs', can you briefly describe in words what this is doing?
Apr
4
comment Is it possible to reference the most recently modified file in a command line argument?
Thanks for this answer, I always learn way more than I intend when I come on SE!
Apr
4
comment Is it possible to reference the most recently modified file in a command line argument?
thanks for this answer, it is probably more than I need but there is a lot to learn here!
Apr
4
comment Is it possible to reference the most recently modified file in a command line argument?
thanks, this is simple and will definitely work for my purposes (who the heck puts newlines in a filename!?)
Jun
10
comment Which GNU/Linux distribution for a 12-year old system?
@haydoni I haven't tried the LXDE desktop but I am running Xubuntu with the fluxbox window manager and it runs pretty good on a similar box. Its not for gaming but you can get most done.
Jun
10
comment Which GNU/Linux distribution for a 12-year old system?
Puppy is good and certainly works awesome live w/o the install but it has a more limited package selection than running a debian derivative with a lightweight desktop or window manager.
Jun
10
comment Which GNU/Linux distribution for a 12-year old system?
DSL is no longer being maintained. If you want super small distros then I would go with Puppy or TinyCore
May
16
comment How do I remove a Read-only file system from a usb drive
@ennuikiller - that is what I ultimately had to do. I was trying to see if there was a more subtle or elegant way of doing it in an effort to better understand what was going on. In the end that was all that worked though.
May
16
comment How do I remove a Read-only file system from a usb drive
@boehj - seriously! I am glad I didn't have anything else on that USB so I could just go with the nuclear option.
May
16
comment How do I remove a Read-only file system from a usb drive
thanks for the suggestion. Mounting as rw alone doesn't work - it looks like I may have to go with your second suggestion to just remake the file system.
May
16
comment How do I remove a Read-only file system from a usb drive
thanks for the suggestion. It appeared to remount as rw but it still didn't allow me to remove it... even with rm -f as root.
May
16
comment How do I remove a Read-only file system from a usb drive
thanks for the suggestion. I think I intentionally purged the idea of running rm -f as root from my brain for my own good but unfortunately it didn't work it still gives me the Read-only file system error
May
7
comment Does `shutdown -P now` safely unmount a USB drive mounted to `/dev/sdb1`?
thanks for the answer, I would upvote but I don't have quite enough rep yet.