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Computer guy from Australia now living in the US.

Part sysadmin, part developer, part web developer.

My name is pronounced like "Michael".


Sep
19
comment init script is not getting installed to /etc/init.d
Possibly related: How do I add an init.d script into a .deb
Mar
8
comment How to make scp copy hidden files?
I can't reproduce that behavior. scp -r source/ host:source2 copies dot files. Works in OpenSSH 5.1 from 2007.
Mar
7
comment How to add a DNS record
And I assuming the FQDN is being added to the end, not the start.
Mar
7
comment How to add a DNS record
Add a dot (.) at the end.
Mar
5
comment getfacl command and Linux file permissions - getting 403 error when accessing Wordpress
Group apache should be fine. The problem is that group Apache is missing x bits, so Apache can't see inside the wp-content directory. Your command would work, but would leave the group permissions in a weird state.
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
+1. Javier's description of how rsync works is good, and the advice to use double quotes with single quotes inside is very helpful in general. But it is not the solution to this problem.
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
@Javier "I have no idea why is that done". Presumably so that tilde expansion works.
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
You are leaving out some vital detail. Please post the actual command you are running, in full.
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
You are not using single plus double quotes. You are using single quotes plus double quotes plus backslash escapes. THREE levels of quoting. This should be unnecessary. I ask again: How are you running it?
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
That shouldn't be necessary. How are you running it? Are you running it using eval or via a call to a function perhaps?
Feb
13
comment Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection
So how did you quote it to make it work?
Feb
9
comment Unable to remove file using 'rm'
Your output says "S1208001.002" but you are asking about "A120001.002"?
Feb
9
comment Unable to remove file using 'rm'
Can you please provide full output, and fix the line breaks so that each line of ls -l appears on a separate line in your question?
Feb
6
comment How to get full control of umask/PAM/permissions?
Note that default ACLs do not enforce a maximum set of permissions, they just make those permissions the default. cp -p, scp -p, and copying via Nautilus will still try to make the copy's permissions the same as the file being copied.
Feb
6
comment How to get full control of umask/PAM/permissions?
What behavior do you want? You can set default permissions for new files by using default ACLs. Nautilus will honor the default ACL. See vanemery.com/Linux/ACL/linux-acl.html for an overview and suse.de/~agruen/acl/linux-acls/online for all the details.
Feb
6
comment Why can't I bind to 127.0.0.1 on Mac OS X?
Is there something already listening on port 8080? What does netstat say? e.g. netstat -a -n -f inet | grep '127.0.0.1:8080' or similar.
Feb
6
comment Basic question about Google Apps and Postfix
What do you want to happen? Your question isn't very clear.
Feb
6
comment How to get full control of umask/PAM/permissions?
Sounds like copying with Nautilus is preserving permissions like cp -p or scp -p would.
Feb
3
comment Where can I find a really good guide for BIND9?
I don't think so. Just the softcopy documentation it comes with, plus isc.org/software/dhcp/documentation
Feb
3
comment Why are my log in times taking so long in Linux?
Where are your user accounts stored? Locally in /etc/passwd? LDAP? Kerberos? Active Directory? NIS/YP?