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bio website beesbuzz.biz
location Seattle, WA
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Jun 11 at 2:57

Software engineer, freelance artist/musician/tinkerer


Jun
5
comment cannot get apache2 redirect working for a site
Do you have mod_alias enabled?
Jan
6
comment Does getting disconnected from an SSH session kill your programs?
I'd also add the 'dtach' command to that list - it's sort of the opposite of screen/tmux in that it lets you attach multiple terminals to a single session, and is also great for prolonging a session, although it doesn't provide any means of replaying the recent history.
Sep
18
awarded  Yearling
Sep
16
comment Locating large files (> 100 MB) in /home/ for 'cleaning'
du -a will have it print both individual files and folders' totals. Also, on many file systems, you need to add -k to make it print the size in KiB instead of arbitrary block-size counts, so I always include -k as a force of habit.
Jul
30
comment Apache 2 startup warning: NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts
In my case, this issue was because ubuntu had NameVirtualHost *:80 both in ports.conf and in conf.d/virtualhosts, which appears to be an Ubuntu bug.
Jun
10
comment Listing the routing table takes long time to complete
@RafaƂRawicki Notice in particular that the 'time' display is showing a very long wall-clock time (real) but a very very short compute time (user and sys). That shows that the blocking factor is most likely external to the system itself (or is at least I/O bound).
Mar
22
awarded  Critic
Mar
22
answered How to prepare computers for donation
Feb
25
answered Do Dual CPUs Provide Fault Tolerance?
Feb
6
revised Compress every file in a directory into its own compressed file
Made to work with spaces in the filename, at least in bash where I tried it just now
Feb
6
comment Compress every file in a directory into its own compressed file
@userunknown I was brought up on (t)csh, which had quite a lot of trouble with unescaped curly braces at one time, although it doesn't appear to anymore (but I still escape {} as a force of habit). Others have already posted those as answers to your question, however.
Feb
6
revised Compress every file in a directory into its own compressed file
added 68 characters in body
Feb
6
awarded  Teacher
Feb
6
awarded  Commentator
Feb
6
comment Compress every file in a directory into its own compressed file
Some shells don't like bare {}s, and the second one does something markedly different than the first (and I was aware of the spacing issues but that is kind of tricky to deal with).
Feb
6
answered Compress every file in a directory into its own compressed file
Dec
10
comment 10 servers to administer and I'm a history major
Given the suggestion for 6, 3 seems optional too. Actually, it sounds like 5 is probably just as effective as 3 at the OP's place of work.
Oct
26
comment How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
@sharptooth You did, for one.
Oct
25
comment How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
@sharptooth goto considered harmful. And exit() is TERRIBLE for error handling.
Oct
4
comment Transfer 10TB of files from USA -> UK datacenter
If you do end up shipping drives, make sure to send redundant ones, and also I'd recommend splitting it up into smaller ones so that if a drive dies you lose less of its data. Then use rsync to backfill any missing data from whatever drives DO die. I speak from experience on this exact use case...