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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.


Dec
10
comment How to output rsync sent data in realtime using standard tools
Try --stats. And update to rsync 3.1.
Oct
16
comment Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes
@Patrick: "How can I replicate this structure easily" - I want to replicate the structure, not the data in the volumes. At the end of this step I want to have empty volumes/partitions.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
It's probably not historic, but Unix.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
Welcome to the difference between Unix (Posix) and GNU. Solaris is a Unix, Linux is GNU.
Oct
6
comment Is there a difference between `;` and `&&` and `|`?
Sorry, but have you tried man bash?
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.
Jun
23
comment How to run custom scripts upon USB device plug-in?
Instead of at now I suggest batch.
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
7
comment Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock
See How to force a clock update using ntp?
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
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
4
comment generate a hyperlinked table of contents and insert into existing PDF
@MichaelMrozek: It's standard on tex.se: It's not your answer so you shouldn't get the credit.
Nov
3
comment generate a hyperlinked table of contents and insert into existing PDF
When copying answers from others please mark your question as community wiki.
Oct
6
comment Rsnapshot via SSH speed issue
arcfour is typically the fastest ssh cipher.