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Hobbyist - would possibly like to make a career out of it eventually. Currently interested in C++ and Actionscript 3 (in the field of game development). Have had experience with Perl, Python, PHP, a little bit of SQL, etc.


May
16
comment What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'?
In addition to the comment above: Unix is, by design, a multi-user environment. Generally, people would interact with a unix environment using a thin client - a keyboard and monitor that would send commands over a wire to the unix server. TTY, if I remember correctly, used to stand for TeleTYpe - thus, every user using the system would have to interface through a tty. This is why multiple tty files exist in the filesystem; there's one for each teletype in use (and possibly not in use).
Sep
28
awarded  Student
Sep
11
comment OpenSolaris vs. Debian for Xen Hypervisor VM server
So....Xen is actually an OS, similar to VMware ESX? I thought it was a server application that ran on top of an OS, like VMware server.
Sep
10
asked OpenSolaris vs. Debian for Xen Hypervisor VM server
Sep
2
comment What is the benefit of compiling your own linux kernel?
@rozcietrzewiacz Knowledge is of the utmost value. Compiling a kernel helps you extend your knowledge. If you don't buy that, then here's this - knowledge is power, and people pay good money to get power, and money holds value in today's world, so by the transitive property.... :P
Jun
11
awarded  Teacher
Jun
11
answered vim editing/switching between multiple files efficiently in large directory structures
May
11
comment How do I clear Bash's cache of paths to executables?
@Daniel It's worth adding that, in bash, you can use the command "type command" to find out what type of command it is - if your command is hashed, "type" will tell you. It's also useful to tell whether something's a shell builtin or an alias.
Apr
13
awarded  Supporter
Apr
12
comment What are your favorite command line features or tricks?
@Falmarri The real strength of these commands is that they are shell-agnostic - they work in /bin/sh, not just bash. That doesn't really matter nowadays, but it's something.