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Computer guy from Australia now living in the US.

Part sysadmin, part developer, part web developer.

My name is pronounced like "Michael".


Jun
3
awarded  bash
Jun
2
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
21
comment How do I copy file named starting with a dot?
And the example I give using -R should work just fine too. If you think it's wrong, please explain why.
Apr
21
comment How do I copy file named starting with a dot?
That's only a problem if you use -r. Without -r, it will just skip the directories.
Mar
20
answered Bash: detect execute vs source in a script?
Mar
16
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
comment bash 4.2 autocd command default over directory
How about getting into the habit of always typing a slash at the end when you mean a directory? /tmp/ is still two characters shorter than cd /tmp, and it's unambiguous.
Mar
3
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
7
revised Searching through history with up and down arrow in zsh
edited title
Jan
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
awarded  Yearling
Sep
11
revised Using Yum to install packages for my user only
revert change: the question asked how to install packages via rpm, not how to extract their contents
May
24
comment Monitor /sys partition for changes
FWIW, inotifywatch from inotify-tools seems to work fine to count changes on /proc/sys on my Linux 3.5.0 system.
May
24
comment Monitor /sys partition for changes
@tokland I'm not aware of any command called inotify?
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
6
revised How to prevent Bash from altering history?
fix completely wrong invocation of set revert-all-at-newline
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
6
revised xbindkeys escape quotes
edited body