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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".


Aug
21
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
20
comment Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace
The OP said the browser goes on workspace four. If it needed to be possible to open browsers on other workspaces after the session startup script runs, the last command in that script could be sleep; pkill devilspie.
Aug
20
revised Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace
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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