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bio website markashields.com
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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.


Nov
14
comment Why won't my Linux install boot?
Do yourself a favor and switch to grub2; lilo is woefully outdated and hasn't seen a stable release in nearly 4 years. Even grub-legacy (grub-0.97) is better than lilo.
Nov
13
comment How do I stop a find from descending into found directories?
Have you tried find with -prune? From the man page: "if the file is a directory, do not descend into it. If -depth is given, false; no effect. Because -delete implies -depth, you cannot usefully use -prune and -delete together."
Nov
13
comment How to print the longest line in a file?
@Michael Mrozek - there's a reason it's considered useless, and your reply is childish and representative of your stubbornness to listen to reason. There is no reason to use cat with awk, grep, sed, etc., since they can all natively handle files directly.
Nov
13
awarded  Critic
Nov
12
awarded  Analytical
Nov
12
awarded  Organizer
Nov
12
revised AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
edited tags
Nov
12
revised Generate lists of page numbers for 2-up duplex printing: 2,3,… and 1,4,…
Was late when I first posted this, had some code mistakes, fixed them
Nov
12
answered Generate lists of page numbers for 2-up duplex printing: 2,3,… and 1,4,…
Nov
1
comment Are there any Linux Distro that features a Tiling Window Manager as main WM?
Upvote for Arch Linux mention.
Oct
31
comment How to open a GNOME 3 window from console?
Pro tip: you can configure Nautilus to handle the desktop, and therefore will probably will make this behavior work, by enabling "Have file manager handle the desktop" under the Desktop section.
Oct
21
comment How to really security a linux-mint-desktop?
I would like to add: "Restricted access to these services wherever possible using a firewall" -- restrict access to services by configuring the daemon; make it listen only on localhost, for example, if that's all you need. The firewall isn't needed, at least for that one service, then. One less point of failure.
Oct
15
answered Can I pass files between commands?
Sep
25
comment Postfix doesn't send mail, complaining about “Host or domain name not found”
Check your /etc/resolv.conf for invalid/non-responding resolvers. Try to do a host gmail.com; see if you get results.
Sep
20
revised How do I handle switches in a shell script?
added 6 characters in body
Sep
20
comment How do I handle switches in a shell script?
Why would you need two sets of parentheses for $#? Edit: you're right. Fixed it to while (( "$#" ))
Sep
19
revised How do I handle switches in a shell script?
Corrected options($@) to options "$@" (perl versus bash/wrong and right), fixed some more of me trying to use Perl in Bash
Sep
19
comment How do I handle switches in a shell script?
Yup, I mixed up Perl and Bash. Corrected.
Sep
18
awarded  Editor
Sep
18
revised How do I handle switches in a shell script?
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