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An experienced Linux and Unix sysadmin.

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Aug
18
comment sed comand - remove virus from wordpress
There is no m command in sed.
Aug
17
comment Crontab not working to send email
Have you tried sending a mail from the command line to verify that your mail is working ?
Aug
17
comment How to install SVN client version 1.8 on CentOS/RHEL 6?
The sense is that links can and do frequently go dead whilst an answer will be here until there is no more SE. People also change links too meta.stackexchange.com/questions/141203/blogs-sun-com-is-dead
Aug
16
comment crontab error with (No MTA installed) but I use >/dev/null 2>&1
oh and this is interesting you're redirecting stdout twice which has an interesting effect ;)
Aug
16
comment crontab error with (No MTA installed) but I use >/dev/null 2>&1
Please work your way through the linked document, it will likely help you solve your problem. If it doesn't it will help you gather information that will help us to help you.
Aug
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I handle spaces in file names when using xargs on find results?
Aug
14
comment Samba / smbd on Centos 6.5
Did you use iptables -A or ipables -I - it matters. If you run service iptabes stop can you connect afterwards?
Aug
14
comment Samba / smbd on Centos 6.5
Did you make any changes to your firewall to allow SMB traffic ?
Aug
13
comment SELinux problems running Expect script from fail2ban
serverfault.com/questions/598763/…
Aug
12
comment Default user for MySQL
dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/…
Aug
11
comment Sync keepass database file with cloud storage and multiple users
The link you provide is pretty much what you want - try it and see.
Aug
11
comment Crond stopped sending e-mails for no apparent reason
It was implied by ... By default cron will mail any output from the command to the user, I have fixed it to explicitly state that there needs to be output for mail to be generated.
Aug
11
revised Why is my crontab not working, and how can I troubleshoot it?
added 45 characters in body
Aug
11
comment Crond stopped sending e-mails for no apparent reason
Look at your mail logs ?
Aug
10
comment Add ssh public key to group instead of users on centos 6.5
Are you saying you want all users to have the same public key ?
Aug
10
comment iptables service won't start error line 1 fail - centOS 6.5
What is in your /etc/sysconfig/iptables file ?
Aug
8
comment Tool to lint passwd and group files
They sanity check the files in exit suck-it-and-see
Aug
8
comment Tool to lint passwd and group files
vipw and vigr may be what you want.
Aug
7
comment How to get the port number a user ssh'd in on?
Create a separate config file for port 22 and configure it to log to LOCAL6. Then add a local6.* directive to /etc/(r)syslog.conf and restart it. run /usr/sbin/sshd -f newconfig file. The sshd on port 22 will now be logging to a separate file.
Aug
5
comment CentOS 100% full disk, but no there any large file
Many of those Q&A will have techniques in them that will aid you in gathering information to diagnose your problem. Right now your question is unanswerable because it basically reads like this. My disks get full, reboot fix. HALP ! meta.serverfault.com/questions/6074/…