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Dec
29
comment How do I rsync an entire folder based on the existence of a specific file type in that folder
Every time an AVI file is found, rsync is executed on the working directory... So the first time it finds one, it syncs, and then the other 10,000 times rsync runs again...
Dec
29
comment Setting up a network e-mail server
I find the following often happens: "It needs to be Solaris / HPUX / Linux / etc." -- they have a solid reason. "It needs to be Windows" -- "well, because..."
Dec
29
comment Setting up a network e-mail server
Seems that he's saying the MS SQL system is too expensive, so won't be implemented, and he's looking for an alternative?
Dec
29
comment Setting up a network e-mail server
Concentrate on that area above the shoulders and between the ears.
Dec
28
comment How to resize Amazon EC2 instance?
I assumed you were talking about resizing the image. You can stop a machine and start it on any size instance that has space. alestic.com/2010/05/ec2-move-ebs-boot-instance
Dec
28
comment Prevent SSH from advertising its version number
"Debian-3ubuntu4" shouldn't affect the process. I'm certain he'd like to hide at least that much.
Dec
28
comment MySQL cluster question
See reply in edit (it was too many characters)
Dec
21
comment Linux user starts in wrong directory?
You should mark it answered, then ;)
Dec
21
comment Is setting an empty/blank DNS A record allowed?
No, nothing specific. I was seeking to find something that would be answered by a question which I may not ask. One curiosity is whether that wildcard record is also copied in the .local.example.com file. Can you try putting the wildcard entry at the bottom of the zone file? The placement shouldn't matter, but I don't have a lot of ideas for that one right now. I'm pretty sure BIND server doesn't behave in this manner, so I'm included to blame PowerDNS.
Dec
29
comment I have some questions regarding VPS and what I should order?
gekkz: yeah, it doesn't mean much... but the asker also states they have no other statistics, so asking is rather moot.
Sep
14
comment How to interview a sysadmin candidate?
My initial answer: open the case, drag my keys across the motherboard.
Sep
9
comment Is a ext3 Linux filesystem byte order independent
Every file system is a specific case regarding this question.
Aug
20
comment Git : seemed to be in “(no branch)” and then lost my changes
I'd do git reflog without specifying the master. It is possible to have commits that aren't tied to a branch, and in this case, that's likely what happened. You can checkout a commit into a new branch so it has a path to it.
Aug
13
comment Linux (Ubuntu) Terminal Screwey
Yes, it went to vi mode. Can't find WHERE it went to vi mode, especially since set alone says nothing about it, but thanks for the fix.