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Feb
6
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
-1: This only works in some local environments that actually have a GUI.
Feb
6
comment Why is setuid ignored on directories?
@KevinPanko No, it doesn't answer my question. It might even be off-topic for the site (“what is a use case for <nonexistent feature X>?”). However, it does pertain to my question, and I, as the asker, find it useful.
Feb
5
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
…actually, you'll most likely want usermod -aG $group $user. -g sets the user's primary group to the one you specify, and -G without -a will remove the user from groups that are not listed. -g will also change the group ownership of all files owned by the previous group in the user's home directory. So if you're like me and you have your umask set to 007
Feb
5
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
-1: the syntax is usermod -g $group $user. You're probably thinking of the adduser syntax, which is adduser $user $group.
Jan
23
comment Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds
It'd be a pretty serious bug in Cygwin if it's imposing a timeout on commands. Although that's pretty easy to disprove by trying to run sleep 15 or something. You can run dtrace to see if ogg123 is being signalled before it finishes. (Alternately, you could replace it with a wrapper script that catches and logs signals.)
Jan
23
revised How does route -n work in Linux?
fixed grammar, tried to clarify things
Jan
23
comment How to remotely test the linux install CD for integrity
@leppie What if the drive uses a slot, rather than a tray?
Jan
23
suggested approved edit on How does route -n work in Linux?
Jan
23
comment Set default policy in Finder “View Options”
This doesn't seem to work for disk images (at least, not in certain cases).
Jan
23
comment What does /opt mean in a filepath?
That's just convention, though. /usr/local is also a popular choice for things built from source or retrieved from places besides the package manager included with the OS, is it not? I know Homebrew installs itself and its packages into /usr/local.
Jan
23
comment Can using UDP and OpenVPN lead to file corruption?
Whatever you're using to copy the file will most likely end up running over TCP over OpenVPN. You only need one TCP layer to make sure packets get there in the right order.
Jan
23
comment Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds
beep.pl has a beep_command_timeout option. Check that and adjust if necessary. It needs to be as long as the duration of the audio file, and any overhead that ogg123 has (time might come in handy here). Please also post the solution as an answer to your question (and accept it, once you can) so that others may benefit from it. :)
Jan
23
revised Where can I find submitted Linux patches?
edited title and tags, minor grammar edits
Jan
23
revised Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds
tried to clarify everything, added formatting, inlined links
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find submitted Linux patches?
Jan
23
suggested approved edit on Where can I find submitted Linux patches?
Jan
23
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Jan
23
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Jan
23
comment Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds
Try making it log when you get pinged. Set the command to date >>/tmp/bell-test or something. Also, make sure the cat $wav_file >/dev/dsp actually works: try it in a shell.
Jan
23
comment Windows command to display all IP addresses
Welcone to Stack Exchange, Gigabit Pony! When a link makes up most of your answer, you should always quote the important parts in case it dies later. See also the howto on writing good answers.