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System administrator, network engineer, time management guru, speaker, author of 3 books, and generally silly person. I wrote "Time Management for System Administrators" from O'Reilly. I co-wrote "The Practice of System and Network Administration".

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Mar
27
asked Can FPM make one RPM package that acts differently if systemd is being used?
Mar
26
revised Rsync : copying over timestamps only by filename
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Mar
26
revised Rsync : copying over timestamps only by filename
Change "find" to only examine files.
Mar
26
revised Rsync : copying over timestamps only by filename
added 405 characters in body
Mar
26
answered Rsync : copying over timestamps only by filename
Feb
24
comment Why isn't my EPP code from NameCheap.com working?
Not for another 20 hours
Feb
23
asked Why isn't my EPP code from NameCheap.com working?
Feb
23
answered Why isn't my EPP code from NameCheap.com working?
Feb
19
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
27
answered closing ssh tunnel when using connection sharing without killing ssh?
Jan
27
comment closing ssh tunnel when using connection sharing without killing ssh?
What kind of tunnel? -L, -R or -w?
Jan
27
comment closing ssh tunnel when using connection sharing without killing ssh?
I've never tried it, but the -O (capitol O) option seems to let you control the master. The man page isn't clear how it works.
Jan
27
comment closing ssh tunnel when using connection sharing without killing ssh?
Just to clarify: You close your ssh tunnel by killing the process. Doing that closes all the other sessions that are involved in session sharing on that process. You are looking for a way to close the tunnel in a way that does not affect the other sessions.
Jan
24
answered How to act upon condition of whether a file updated via Rsync was updated
Jan
7
answered How to disable automatic scheduled Puppet runs that occur every 30 minutes?
Jan
6
comment Quickest way to replicate small files on 4 machines?
If you are going to use NFS and "cp" instead, that could work. You have have a different set of problems (if any 1 machine fails, the other 3 will hang waiting for their NFS server to come back to life). You now have a very different question and should consider changing the title of this question to "How can I replicate small files between 4 machines?"
Jan
6
comment Running two mutually exclusive rsync on the same folder
If file names collide, the system will react badly. Safer would be t o copy to C:/folder/A and C:/folder/B and modify the code to search both directories.
Jan
6
answered Quickest way to replicate small files on 4 machines?
Dec
18
comment iptables starts dropping packets; temporarily fixed by doing restart; only from home
How consistent is the problem? i.e. can you reproduce the problem reliably?
Dec
17
answered What's the maximum number of IPs a DNS A record can have?