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My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer 3 - 6809-based, running OS-9 Level II. It could run 32 processes at once, due to bank-switching a whole 1 Meg of memory.

After that, I got an AT&T 3b2, also known as a Convergent Safari. This was a Motorola 68010-based desktop.

Then, I graduated to a NeXT black&white "slab". I bought a used SPARCStation IPC in 1995, and put NetBSD 0.9 on it. I ran NetBSD on the IPC and a SPARCStation 10 until 2002.

I've been using Linux since 1997, starting with a DEC Alpha-based UDB, and downgrading to a x86 PC in 2002.

I run Arch linux, on my server and my laptop.


Jul
19
comment vi/vim, how can I write out a number of lines to a new file
Inclusive. Also inclusive if you use patterns: :/^something/,/^else/ w filename, or marks: 'a,'b w filename includes the lines marked 'a' and 'b'.
Jul
19
revised Uniformity of Linux files
added 130 characters in body
Jul
19
answered Uniformity of Linux files
Jul
19
answered vi/vim, how can I write out a number of lines to a new file
Jul
16
revised Run unix command precisely at very short intervals WITHOUT accumulating time lag over time
Add another reference.
Jul
16
answered Run unix command precisely at very short intervals WITHOUT accumulating time lag over time
Jul
16
answered Can sed be used to generate a load file for my date lookup fact table?
Jul
14
comment Why is almost every program complaining about my locale?
Do export LANG=C and export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 and see what happens. My Arch linux laptop has LOCALE="en_US.UTF-8" in /etc/rc.conf, and I can't figure out where my laptop sets LANG=C .
Jul
14
answered od emulation for directories
Jul
14
comment Dereferencing hard links
It's not "two identical files", it's one file with two names. It doesn't matter which file tar doesn't archive, as they are identical. By default, tar probably just keeps some kind of "pointer" from the 2nd filename back to the first anyway, just like the filesystem does.
Jul
14
answered Dereferencing hard links
Jul
14
comment Can't kill process, not in zombie or uninterruptable sleep
Give us the output of ps -l -p 12047 - specifically the value of the WCHAN column. My guess is the process is in "disk wait", which makes it unkillable.
Jul
14
comment How can I restart a network interface?
How about a reason for the downvote? If you confess to downvoting by giving a really good reason, I'll delete my answer.
Jul
13
answered How can I restart a network interface?
Jul
13
comment Unexpected results testing serial loopback using echo and cat
Are you really getting newlines, or a carriage-return/newline pair? The distinction is important at the level you're working. Try "cat /dev/ttyS1 > somefile" then do "od -x somefile" to see exactly what bytes are coming out of the TTY device file. Also, do an "stty -F /dev/ttyS1 -a". Read the man page for "stty" and look at what the output of stty tells you, for every little setting. RS232 serial comms are tricky.
Jul
13
revised Create a fake shell in Linux?
Note that you should avoid "remote shell".
Jul
13
comment Create a fake shell in Linux?
@Emanuel Berg: two "rsh" exist, one is "Remote Shell" the other is "Restricted" shell. Nobody in these modern times should use remote shell. Everything passes over the network in cleartext.
Jul
12
answered Create a fake shell in Linux?
Jul
5
comment Pipe find into grep -v
If the author of the question just wants to find filenames, shouldn't the grep be 'grep -l -v'?
Jul
5
comment Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris
Is run level 3 appropriate? I can't recall what Solaris run level 3 means. Has the kernel started up user-level networking at that point? Maybe run-leve 5 is better? I don't have a Solaris machine to check on this stuff.