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I work for a small business consulting company as their sole system administrator. Previously, I worked for one of the largest web hosting companies in the U.S. as a linux sysadmin.


Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
comment CentOS 6.5 installation hangs on first screen
That looks like a splash screen. Press f2 to see console messages and possibly a hint as to why it's hanging.
Dec
22
answered How to mv and adopt target directory permissions
Dec
6
comment cycle through one command's output and use in another command
read can be used in a lot of instances. For example, as a standalone to take input and assign to a variable (with a prompt): read -p "Enter a name: " name - the value entered will then be assigned to $name.
Dec
6
answered cycle through one command's output and use in another command
Jun
8
comment Find/ls caching
If you're going to reinvent the wheel, you might as well use locate, which comes with updatedb to update a locate database: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locate_(Unix)
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
answered vimrc - how to block comment?
May
31
comment YUM UPDATE stuck forever
Run across this problem before, the above fixed it.
May
27
answered rm -rf all files and all hidden files w/o . & .. error?
May
8
answered files in /proc/$PID (e.g. ssh-agent, Chrome) are not owned by user but by root
Apr
25
comment can something besides the shebang set the interpreter?
What's the value of ls -ld /bin/bash ?
Apr
17
comment Check if folder is a mounted remote filesystem
@TNW or even /proc/mounts
Apr
12
answered can something besides the shebang set the interpreter?
Mar
30
comment Rsync — Itemized List of Changes
Have you tried speeding up the rsync by using the -W flag? From man rsync: -W, --whole-file copy files whole (w/o delta-xfer algorithm)
Mar
30
comment scp and compress at the same time, no intermediate save
A good note to add is that unless you're transferring over a generally slow network, say the internet, it's best to avoid compressing as it just slows down the transfer rate. On a LAN, -z is at least twice as slow. For even more speed than rsyncing over ssh, setup an rsync daemon and rsync using -W flag (copies files whole (w/o delta-xfer algorithm).
Mar
2
comment faster alternative to cp -a
I wouldn't trust that article too much. I use rsync quite frequently and regular copy at 130-170 MB/sec.
Feb
25
revised How do I build a read-only Linux system that only writes to the RAM?
Added code blocks to make preformatted text readable
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on How do I build a read-only Linux system that only writes to the RAM?