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IT Support Services consultant and occasional code monkey. More powerful than a regex. Able to grok large log files in a single awk line.

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revised Advice and tips for a junior sysadmin straight out of college?
corrected spelling
Jun
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answered Terminal window in Mac OS X
Jun
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comment How do I tell what RewriteRule is testing against?
Thank you for clarifying. mod_rewrite watches for two environment variables: SCRIPT_URL and SCRIPT_URI. The documentation for mod_rewrite (httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_rewrite.html) has this all in excruciating detail.
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revised Nginx 404 Deploying Ruby on Rails Application with Phusion Passenger
Additional troubleshooting tips.
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comment Nginx 404 Deploying Ruby on Rails Application with Phusion Passenger
What Linux/Unix distro are you running and did you install nginx via package management or source?
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answered Nginx 404 Deploying Ruby on Rails Application with Phusion Passenger
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answered How do I tell what RewriteRule is testing against?
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comment Is it possible to use etckeeper with a single shared git repository?
Then I misunderstood. If what you're really looking for is a means to centrally store and distribute your systems configuration, then maybe Puppet (reductivelabs.com/products/puppet) would be of some help there.
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comment Debian 5 Display resolution out of range
Just a suggestion, but you may find Ubuntu (ubuntu.com) to be a bit more user friendly than Debian. In fact, you will find it much more friendly.
Jun
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comment Debian 5 Display resolution out of range
If you want to install from Debian (recommended), you can: > sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx If you want to use the installer from NVidia's site, the instructions can be found here: download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/185.18.14/README/…
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comment How can you perform a silent gui installation, whilst server is logged off?
You've got to get the login credentials set somehow, and I'm afraid the registry is the only way about that. However, you may find some additional help from some fellows over in Zurich. Real Men Don't Click (isg.ee.ethz.ch/tools/realmen) has the well documented methods of one IT department forced to move from UNIX to Windows. Take a look at Magic Boot Scripts (isg.ee.ethz.ch/tools/realmen/det/boot/bootmgr.en.html) and Magic Login Scripts (isg.ee.ethz.ch/tools/realmen/det/boot/loginmgr.en.html). You may find you can run your installer just prior to the user logging in.
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comment Advice and tips for a junior sysadmin straight out of college?
Learn Perl. There are prettier scripting languages and there are more popular scripting languages, but none of them are as ubiquitous or as well supported on both Unix and Windows as Perl. The folks at ActiveState (activestate.com/activeperl) have done a bang-up job of making sure of that.
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answered Advice and tips for a junior sysadmin straight out of college?