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Software engineer for a PaaS startup: Apcera, Inc.

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE, aka sysadmin who knows systems well and programs in multiple languages).

Former Google SRE. Former Twitter staff-level Operations Engineer.

I am a LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators) member.


Oct
1
comment Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
I am unable to explain things sufficiently clearly to help you, I'm sorry. I'm out.
Oct
1
comment Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
When you used the .orig.tar.gz you installed files into the filesystem outside of package management. As a result, nothing is keeping track of those, not launchpad, not apt, nothing; you have to clean that mess up manually. You just use rm -v to delete them. You need cd /usr/local && rm -v bin/bash bin/bashbug bin/rbash info/bash.info man/man1/bash* and there will be other doc files around too, but it's less important to remove them.
Oct
1
comment Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
The debian.tar.gz is a bundle of stuff used by the Debian build system,debuild and friends, and you really don't want to go there at this stage. Just get your system to where it's clean enough for apt-get to work and return to the safety of working with pre-built packages. The Debian packagers do good work in a timely manner.
Oct
1
comment Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
yes; run man install for instructions (sorry, on phone at big company event, please excuse brevity)
Oct
1
comment Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
use install(1) at a command prompt to install .usr/local/bin/bash to /bin/bash using a command-line much like the one you quote
Oct
1
answered Still Vulnerable to Shellshock with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Bash 4.3-7ubuntu1.4 - What next?
Jan
31
revised Git github not working with google authenticator OSX
typo
Jan
30
comment How do I get the platform from OpenWRT?
pass, not an OpenWRT expert, sorry. I tend to treat upgrades like that rather seriously on OpenWRT boxes, and have prepped for recovery in case the upgrade goes wrong, since such upgrades risk taking out my wife's Internet. ;)
Jan
30
answered How do I get the platform from OpenWRT?
Jan
30
answered Git github not working with google authenticator OSX
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
answered Matching a sequence of symbols in bash
Oct
25
answered Simple (?) Unix Grep Command
Jul
26
answered zsh AUTO_NAME_DIRS doesn't work for certain variable names on OSX
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
comment bash: how to pass command line arguments containing special characters
It's special in some contexts, such as variable subscripting or for globbing, but you can still type foo=a[b] and then echo $foo and see that the string did not need quoting. You're right, I was too brief.
Aug
24
comment How can you determine when a background task was started?
Right, so my solution works for you: get the pid from jobs, then request the ps details for that one particular pid; you're no longer hunting for the process by name, just looking it up.
Aug
16
answered How do I give a user 777 permissions without affecting others?