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TeX user since 1989, mostly LaTeX. For some time maintainer of pdfTeX, since then a close friend of the LuaTeX team.


Aug
19
comment Why doesn't the sudo command need the root password?
Note that sudo can be configured to ask for the root password with the rootpw flag in sudoers.
Aug
2
comment ntp not syncing
@Mark: Please attach the output of systemctl status ntpd and ntpq -p.
Jul
11
revised TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?
update
Jun
23
comment How to run custom scripts upon USB device plug-in?
Instead of at now I suggest batch.
Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Mar
13
comment NTP server not working properly
Your ntp server should use more servers, at least three.
Mar
13
comment NTP server not working properly
Don't use ntpdate.
Feb
26
comment What is maximum RAM supportable by Linux?
@RikTelner: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_memory_database, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_HANA - that's why you see new servers that can be fitted with TB of RAM.
Feb
26
comment What is maximum RAM supportable by Linux?
@RikTelner: We will see machines with more than 48 bit in 2020 (latest). Those in-memory-dbs want a lot of memory.
Feb
15
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
comment Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock
See How to force a clock update using ntp?
Feb
2
revised Sometimes don't have permission to create new folders on an NTFS partition in Evince
retag (since the retag priviledge is gone I have to go through suggested edits) - unrelated to pdf
Feb
2
suggested suggested edit on Sometimes don't have permission to create new folders on an NTFS partition in Evince
Jan
17
comment Easiest method to create pdf from template using command line (without pdflatex)?
Over the last years hard discs have become larger and cheaper and computers have become faster. What exactly is your problem?
Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
comment How can I find out if a relative symlink is internal to a certain subtree or not?
Have a look at symlinks, it may help.
Dec
10
comment How do I edit a file as root?
That's why we have programs like rcs and etckeeper.
Dec
10
comment How do I edit a file as root?
And you should not edit the crontab files directly but use crontab -e (as this also may do syntax checking).
Nov
8
answered TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?