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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.


Jun
2
accepted Detecting the device of a crypto mount
Jun
2
comment Detecting the device of a crypto mount
That gives sdf1, not sdf - but that's a minor problem.
Jun
2
asked Detecting the device of a crypto mount
May
14
answered Can I see what HDD I have installed?
May
13
answered Install using synaptic ignoring dependencies
May
8
comment Remote backup of local server applying Rsnapshot
So you want to keep backup and rsnapshot in sync over time and not just do a oneshot. AFAIK there's no easy way for that; rsync is probably the best you can get - or rename the folders manually.
May
8
comment Remote backup of local server applying Rsnapshot
Then why should rsync become confused?
May
8
comment Remote backup of local server applying Rsnapshot
So you actually want to merge the backup directories of one rsnapshot installation into the directories of another installation? Otherwise rsync/tar/whatever would be enough.
May
7
comment Decode Flags for Kill Command
man kill; apropos signal
May
2
awarded  Popular Question
May
1
comment Is Linux a Unix?
Linux is not an OS, but a kernel.
May
1
comment Why isn't Linux embraced as the official GNU kernel?
Note "this may not be true today" - RMS' opinion of Linux seems to be based on hearsay, not knowledge.
Apr
23
comment forward vs. backward symlinks: administrative practice?
@psusi: And udev is Linux only anyway. So what?
Apr
23
comment forward vs. backward symlinks: administrative practice?
@Matt: So you've never used OpenBSD?
Apr
23
comment forward vs. backward symlinks: administrative practice?
This is a rather simplistic view typical of Linux (or should I say Ubuntu?); the OpenBSD way is to have more partitions, not fewer.
Apr
21
comment Time synchronization of machines on LAN to GPS NTP server on the LAN
@NateLockwood: ntpd checks the server as often as needed: You don't have to tell it the interval. Please read the FAQ. The startup of ntpd is handled by your OS - typically it should "just work".
Apr
21
answered Time synchronization of machines on LAN to GPS NTP server on the LAN
Apr
21
comment Time synchronization of machines on LAN to GPS NTP server on the LAN
ntpdate is not needed; ntpd can set the time at startup.
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
comment What's the reason for this specific “rm” sequence in the xkcd joke?
@StéphaneGimenez: Not everyone runs gnu rm. :-)