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I've been a programmer for over two decades. I work in Perl and a big pile of legacy PHP.

My book Land the Tech Job You Love is available from Pragmatic Bookshelf.

My Perl news blog is Perlbuzz.

My blog about tech life, including job hunting, is petdance.com.

AIM: petdance

Twitter: petdance, beyondgrep and perlbuzz


May
6
answered Bash/grep: ignore lines over N characters
Aug
11
revised Can't log in to sftp server
Fixed spelling error in title
Aug
11
suggested approved edit on Can't log in to sftp server
May
14
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
asked Can I get tar to not use the filesystem cache when reading files?
Jan
8
comment Ran out of disk space, how to tar without creating copy
You do know that tar doesn't compress the file, right? Gzipped file will be smaller than the original, but a tar file will be bigger (unless the tar file is zipped).
Jan
8
comment How should I manually add IP addresses to denyhosts?
That is my very question, @adaptr. What is the best way to do that? Is it as simple as "just add it such-and-such file"? Or are there many? Or is there a command way to do it?
Jan
8
comment How should I manually add IP addresses to denyhosts?
The key point here seems to be that denyhosts doesn't touch any IPs in the /etc/hosts.deny file that it didn't take responsibility for. (My apologies if I missed that before, and thanks for editing to add that if it wasn't there in the first place) But does that mean that I should not involve denyhosts in the process? That I should just dump IPs in there?
Jan
8
awarded  Custodian
Jan
8
reviewed Reject How should I manually add IP addresses to denyhosts?
Jan
8
awarded  Student
Jan
8
asked How should I manually add IP addresses to denyhosts?
Jan
8
answered How to delete ip address from denyhosts
Dec
31
comment Have iptables send an email on DROP
fail2ban or denyhosts
Dec
1
revised How can I view updatedb database content, and then exclude certain files/paths?
Clarify title and fix some typos
Dec
1
suggested approved edit on How can I view updatedb database content, and then exclude certain files/paths?
Nov
25
comment How do I delete everything in the /tmp/ folder?
If there are files still there, there's probably a very good reason for that. Stop and learn why. Post what files are still there so we can help you understand why they're there.
Nov
16
revised Can't seem to install imagick
Removed Perl flag because Perl is not mentioned in here at all.
Nov
16
suggested approved edit on Can't seem to install imagick
Nov
9
comment All servers flooded by salt water, is it possible to recover data from multi-platter drives?
Everyone saying "Don't you have backups?", please stop. Clearly he does not or he'd not be posting here. "You should have had backups" is just as bad. He's well aware of that.