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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I've been using Linux since the late '90s and have gone through a variety of distributions. At one time or another, I've been a user of Mandrake, SuSe, openSuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch and for the past few years Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is basically Debian testing but more green).

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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Dec
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comment Listing content of directory with absolute path is not equal to listing with relative path?
@MichaelS ah, yes, a device mounted at / would also explain it. Thanks for the accept but since you've figured it out, you may as well accept your own answer and just upvote mine if it helped you. Accepting your own answer is perfectly fine.
Dec
14
answered Listing content of directory with absolute path is not equal to listing with relative path?
Nov
25
revised How do I batch convert thousands of NEFs to JPEGs?
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Nov
24
answered Linux/Bash: Create relative soft links to files in directory tree?
Nov
24
revised How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?
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Nov
24
comment Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?
Are you sure it's an issue? Is the machine actually running any slower?
Nov
21
revised How to encode XviD using ffmpeg for Home Theater/DVD Player?
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Nov
20
comment How to make a symlinked folder appear as a normal folder
@zoechi this is perfectly on topic on both sites. As a general rule, I would post more technical questions like this on U&L and more user-space questions here. The choice is completely up to you though. On the one hand, there are more users here so more eyeballs, on the other, there is a much higher concentration of professional *nix people on U&L. Just make sure you don't post the same question on both sites. If you want to move it, either delete this or flag for mod attention and ask them to migrate.
Nov
20
comment How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client?
Please edit your question and explain how the Windows machines are set up to share. Why not simply deactivate those shares from the Windows side?
Nov
20
revised How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client?
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Nov
20
answered How to make a symlinked folder appear as a normal folder
Nov
20
reviewed Close Link Domain to home server
Nov
20
reviewed Leave Open Sliding, docked Terminal window in OS X
Nov
19
comment BASH history truncated to 500 lines on each login
@NoahSpurrier BASH_ENV is not relevant, it only affects non-interactive shells. As for the "idiom", it is something that Debian started and with which I personally don't agree. I often have graphical options (xset and the like) in my .bashrc and I don't want those active when I run login shells either from a tty or through ssh. I want my .profile and .bashrc separate. Many (though not all) login managers source .profile when you log in so global variables are best set there where they will only be read once and not each time you open a terminal.
Nov
19
comment Is there a way to display a countdown or stopwatch timer in a terminal?
@orip fair enough, done.
Nov
19
revised Is there a way to display a countdown or stopwatch timer in a terminal?
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