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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
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.
Sep
11
comment Does 'rm .*' ever delete the parent directory?
When was this added? Even OpenBSD 2.2 from 1994 claims It is an error to attempt to remove the files . and ..
Sep
5
comment How does a fork bomb work?
@slm: Ah. I've now flagged the other question; I hope a moerator merges them into one.
Sep
5
comment Where is the fork() on the fork bomb :(){ :|: & };:?
possible duplicate of How does a fork bomb work?
Sep
3
comment How does a fork bomb work?
possible duplicate of Where is the fork() on the fork bomb :(){ :|: & };:?
Aug
18
comment Reusing older raid discs
Will the bitmap be used then to speed the rebuild?
Aug
18
comment Reusing older raid discs
Hot-plugging is not supported by the hardware.
Aug
17
comment Why isn't Linux embraced as the official GNU kernel?
@KevinCathcart: RMS/FSF should have studied the code themself instead of relying on others ("we heard").