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bio website greenrd.org
location London, United Kingdom
age 35
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seen Dec 18 at 16:47

Java and Scala developer. In a previous life I was a Haskell developer.


Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jul
18
answered Can I restore closed tabs after quitting Chrome?
Jul
10
asked Copy name from From line in email in Thunderbird
Jul
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answered Copy name from From line in email in Thunderbird
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Apr
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comment Cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later
Well, if you already guessed that the problem might be running out of space, then df can help. But strace will tell you what the error code was when it tried to lock the file, so it should remove the guesswork. The way I usually call strace is strace -f -e trace=file command since this usually gives the most useful results.
Jan
4
comment hostname lookups stop working on Debian install
Could be a network driver issue I suppose. What does lspci (or lsusb if it is USB) say your network adapter is - the make and model?
Jan
4
comment Just access the HDD that has been connected to raspberry PI
This might be useful: superuser.com/questions/279708/…
Jan
4
comment How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC
You might try asking this question on askubuntu.com.
Jan
1
comment Shell: how write multiline text file without escaping special symbols?
it is in info bash. But generally when I want to know how to do something in bash I use Google, because the documentation is hard to navigate.
Jan
1
answered Youtube videos not playing on all of my devices
Jan
1
comment How to block the Whatsapp Android application in a network
you might try asking on serverfault.com, it is on-topic for that site
Jan
1
answered Persistent issue with PC that won't boot
Jan
1
comment Blacklist acpi_cpufreq in debian 7
what specifically have you tried when you tried to blacklist it?
Jan
1
comment Is there possibility to connect or use or receive a adhoc network connection from other computer
possible duplicate of Set up an adhoc network in Windows Vista to connect to and share the Internet connection with Mac OS X
Jan
1
answered Is there possibility to connect or use or receive a adhoc network connection from other computer
Jan
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comment Shell: how write multiline text file without escaping special symbols?
@user2196728 it works, but it wouldn't work if it had $PWD in it, for example. that's the point
Jan
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answered Shell: how write multiline text file without escaping special symbols?
Dec
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comment Cannot port forward
@Jeremy I have no idea, that will be specific to your ISP.