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I like to spend time with my lovely wife, our two beautiful daughters, and our dog. I'm also a fan of geek humor, and I've been known to flip out and write codeā€¦ elegant code, if I'm really lucky.


Aug
6
comment How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)
@Gilles Thanks. Oracle should really do something about the fact that googling for "solaris man gunzip" doesn't bring back their pages as the very first result.
Aug
5
revised How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)
Link to man pages for gunzip and tar on SunOS 5.10 (the links seem to be working, this time).
Aug
5
revised How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)
Unlink man page (because that site breaks links) and just reference it, then update command w/ info from comment
Aug
5
comment How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)
@Riccardo Murri Thanks. I didn't think about the possible differences in tar behavior, too. I'll update my answer to include the flags you mentioned.
Aug
5
answered How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)
Jul
13
comment Why would vim return non-zero exit code if I exit immediately after opening?
This is a good point. I had already fixed this particular issue, but it is what led me to suspect that I accidentally fixed an error somewhere else in my .vimrc.
Jul
13
answered Shell script or command to Strip text and Binary files excerpts from large Log Files
Jul
12
awarded  Organizer
Jul
12
revised Can't Install build-essential on CentOS
edited tags
Jun
21
revised How to add a ssh user who only has permissions to access specific folder?
improved spelling, grammar, markdown
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on How to add a ssh user who only has permissions to access specific folder?
Jun
10
revised Why would vim return non-zero exit code if I exit immediately after opening?
update with info about magical self-resolution
Jun
7
comment Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux?
@Tshepang It's possible that this is entirely a personal experience, and it's probably less common among people who have extensive Linux experience before they ever see a BSD. Another explanation that I've come up with is that I learned most of what I know about BSD by reading the official project docs, yet I learned most of what I know about (most) Linux distros by Googling. Gentoo is again the exception (their wiki was an excellent resource when I was exploring Gentoo), which makes me think I understand the reason for certain decisions better on those systems.
Jun
6
comment Why would vim return non-zero exit code if I exit immediately after opening?
Sorry - I'm on my work machine now and it doesn't have this behavior. I'll be sure to check it out once I'm on my home machine again, though.
Jun
6
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
awarded  Commentator
Jun
6
comment Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux?
@Tshepang It's tough for me to put into words, but "integrated" might be a good description. I find that when I guess how something works, I'm right on the BSDs far more often than I am on the Linux distros I've tried (except maybe Gentoo).
Jun
6
asked Why would vim return non-zero exit code if I exit immediately after opening?
Jun
6
answered Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux?