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I do software development for a living and as a hobby (examples). My favorite language (and ecosystem) is Python, and my OS of choice is Debian.


Nov
13
comment How to do X when a job hits respawn limit
I am lost. Can you demo using the example I gave, and also assume that it's a long-running process, not a /bin/true.
Nov
13
comment How to do X when a job hits respawn limit
What does stopped mean? Shouldn't it be stopping?
Nov
13
comment How to do X when a job hits respawn limit
That doesn't actually restart the process. It just sets $PROCESS to respawn (unless I'm missing something).
Nov
13
comment How to do X when a job hits respawn limit
Am curious: if I were to use pre-start, would that live in the watchdog job file?
Nov
13
comment How to do X when a job hits respawn limit
No, it only gets replaced after n failures. Thats what PROCESS="respawn" does.
Aug
12
comment Is it possible to fake destination directory path with zip?
@pqnet I mentioned that approach in my Question.
Aug
11
comment Is it possible to fake destination directory path with zip?
This still requires one to cd to / directory before extracting.
Jul
22
comment Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio
I could not figure how to use the GUI tool. I have however arrived at a solution.
Jul
22
comment Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio
Thanks @HermanTorjussen, that Arch wiki link helped me.
Jul
18
comment Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio
@Hastur the Bounty just expired, so you will have to forgive me if I thought it was related :)
Jul
18
comment Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio
Didn't get a chance @hastur. I don't have my laptop at the moment to confirm. Give me a until end of next week. Will do another Bounty if the solution works.
Jun
6
comment Can sudo replace su?
Looks like there is no case where su is technically superior?
Jun
6
comment Can sudo replace su?
So, all it would need for sudo to replace su in a sane manner is to update POSIX? No corner cases where sudo would be less suitable?
Mar
3
comment How to convert a 32-bit (x86) Debian Wheezy system to 64-bit
appears to be a good guide
Mar
3
comment Installing a cross-toolchain to build ARM binaries on Debian
What does borked mean in this context?
Feb
20
comment How to check if NTPD updates machine's time successfully using shell?
Rather add this info on the Answer itself. It is valuable enough, and you just might get the vote reversed.
Feb
20
comment Chrony 506 Cannot talk to daemon
cross-post
Feb
18
comment How to ignore “certificate is not yet valid” errors
The connection to the VPN server does not need to be that reliable, but the system time needs to be.
Feb
17
comment How to ignore “certificate is not yet valid” errors
I set system time using gpsd. These systems are placed on vehicles, so they won't always have a nice view of the sky.
Feb
17
comment How to ignore “certificate is not yet valid” errors
I do have it set up, but when datetime is too far off, ntpd refuses to correct it.