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Hi, I'm Philipp Hagemeister.

You can contact me at phihag@phihag.de or a number of other communication channels.


Feb
26
comment Linux utility for finding the largest files/directories
On KDE, it's simply called k4dirstat.
Jul
11
comment How can I determine the distro of Linux that is running on a remote server?
... and that would just yield Linux 3 anyways, and not a specific distribution
Feb
26
comment Create cloud-like VM with minimal configuration
The linked pre-built machines seem fairly restricted to Oracle only. I added a detailed instruction with a script to document how one can configure ssh as well.
Dec
16
comment How do I view and edit Cookies in Google Chrome?
But you cannot edit the values in either pane, can you?
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
@MichaelKjörling Oh, you're right, I just assumed that the bootloader(s) can't use any of these techniques, but that's of course not true. So the number of permutations of the total memory is the limiting factor here, and the size of the hard drive does not matter.
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
@MichaelKjörling Oops, the boundary is wrong; it must be higher. If we define an OS on a single computer as a permutation of bytes in memory at "OS start" time, the number of OSs is finite on a physical computer. That's because there are only 256^n permutations of n bytes, and the highest possible n on a 64 bit system is 2^64, 256^2^64 is an upper boundary. This number is large (more than a hundred quadrillion times the number of atoms in the universe), but finite.
Nov
6
comment Gracefully deleting files older than 30 days
What is the semi-colon for?
Nov
6
comment How many Operating Systems allowed in a single computer
The hard drive is not a boundary; you can safely boot without one via PXE. And on actual computers, the number is not infinite: on a 64 bit system, there can be at most 2^2^64 different OSs.
Aug
21
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
That's correct; VirtualBox doesn't allocate the disk space until it's really needed. Go boot into the machine, and resize the partitions.
Aug
21
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
@chobo2 You can add it in the GUI or attach it with VBoxManage. In any case, simply passing the the filename to VBoxManage modifyvdi should work, like this: VBoxManage modifyvdi --resize 42000 C:\SomePath\MyVm.vdi.
Aug
20
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
According to their documentation (mirror), it should work with Fusion, Player, Workstation, ACE Manager, Server, and GSX. None of these are free software, but Player and Server don't cost anything, and you can evaluate Workstation for 30 days.
Aug
20
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
It looks like your disk is in vmdk format. Either use VMWare to resize the disk, or convert it to vdi with VBoxManage clonehd C:\SomePath\MyVm.vmdk --format vdi C:\SomePath\MyVm.vdi and then resize it.
Aug
9
comment How to resize a Virtual Box Vm?
Sure, virtually all of the VirtualBox tools are available on all hosts. If you don't have cygwin, grep won't work. You can either search manually or use FindStr.
Jul
28
comment How do you find the parent process of a zombie process?
Excellent answer. Instead of pstree -p harris, pstree -p $USER would convey the same meaning, and work verbatim .
May
3
comment Wget is silent, but it displays error messages
Unfortunately, curl is not preinstalled on all debian systems.
May
3
comment Wget is silent, but it displays error messages
That works, but it's lame. error_log=$(wget -nv example.net 2>&1) || echo $error_log is a more elegant solution, but still clumsy.
May
3
comment remote desktop ubuntu server
@chmod But KDE is not text only, and you explicitly asked for text only.
Dec
28
comment Abnormally large size of /var/log/user.log and /var/log/syslog
@Bruce I'm looking forward to your answer to the last question ;)
Dec
27
comment One computer on 2 networks with same IP ranges
Umm, the distinction between classful and classless is irrelevant in a private network. But even if it wasn't: The distinction between classful and classless is about how (global) addresses are allocated, and not the sizes. While a newly allocated /24 network has the same size as a legacy class C network, that doesn't make it classful.
Dec
27
comment Make a plasmoid cover the whole screen
Works fine in 4.6.5.