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Sep
24
comment Why is kjournald extremely active on a mostly quiescent filesystem?
@kommradHomer: You should ask that as a fully written-up question for this site, not as a comment here.
Dec
19
comment How to enable PHP mail() function in a IIS7 / Win2008 server?
@Bharanikumar: Edited per, thanks.
Jul
9
comment .NET app executed from server stuck on older version
@Chopper3: The guy's performing systems administration tasks, apparently as part of his job responsibilities. Kinda the definition of "professional sysadmin", innit?
Jan
11
comment Strip a single line out of many files
Yeesh. Don't like it, don't use it. I like sed -i as much as the next guy, but it's not portable and there are enough cases it wasn't good for that I wrote the script. Get over it.
Sep
22
comment How to understand the memory usage and load average in linux server
@Tim: I mean the latter.
Jul
22
comment Apache Never runs after configuring eAccelerator and FastCGI
What happens when you uncomment the eaccelerator extension and run php -v from command line?
Jul
10
comment Easiest way for fast transfer of files between linux servers?
+1 What, you mean not everybody intuitively knows how to do tar over ssh? Weird. :)
Jul
10
comment Do you consider Java on your Linux server to be a problem?
I'll at least take a cursory look for another product. If nothing looks likely, and I do actively want this tool, I'll bite the bullet; it's not a deal-breaker.
Jul
3
comment Apache2 keeps redirecting
Okay, that's great, but please now go back and read what I actually wrote. The 301 isn't being generated by Apache, it's being generated by a proxy, and what rules it uses to determine when it should send one are another matter entirely from Apache's.
Jul
2
comment Unable reset settings in .bashrc without stopping updates
Your backgrounded process still has your terminal as its stdout/stderr. You can redirect those using > and 2> when first running the process (or if you use nohup it'll do it for you by default). I don't know of any way to change a process's stdout/stderr from outside it after it's started, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
Jul
2
comment Unable reset settings in .bashrc without stopping updates
@masi: 'jobs' command.
Jun
25
comment Biggest command-line mistake?
./.* doesn't help, no.
Jun
25
comment Biggest command-line mistake?
@chris: Yeah, you're right. Apparently I remembered what happened as slightly more catastrophic than it was. Possibly it was all the screaming. Edit made to reflect what I think must have gone on.
Jun
25
comment Unable to understand the connections between FQDN and DNS
Eddie and Jason B Shrout's answers go into some good detail about the topic.
Jun
25
comment Unable to understand the connections between FQDN and DNS
@Masi: No, I mean the sort of thing Matt Simmons is talking about, where you're considered to be "inside" some domain or domains, so when you try to interact with some DNS host, it looks for that host within the domain(s) you're within.
Jun
24
comment Is being paranoid a required 'quality' for Sys/Net administrators?
Just because they really are out to get you doesn't mean you aren't paranoid.
Jun
23
comment Linux Recursive Delete Keeping The First Dir
Ah, you're right. Forgot that rm protects against that case. You're not in Arie Karhendana's world of hurt, then. :)
Jun
23
comment Linux Recursive Delete Keeping The First Dir
Your shell script is emphatically not safe, and will blow away the parent directory of the current directory.
Jun
23
comment Linux Recursive Delete Keeping The First Dir
Oh, hell no. ".*" matches "..", so now you've blown away [dir]'s parent directory.
Jun
23
comment Linux Recursive Delete Keeping The First Dir
Note that this won't get .directories, and you definitely do not want to do .* (that will match parent directory).