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Java/C++/Perl programmer on Linux/Unix. 25+ years experience. Still learning.

My contract ended, time to find something new. Anybody hiring?

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Apr
2
comment Issue in connecting to linux box
Did somebody reinstall something on the linux box? If not, perhaps the linux box has moved to a different ip than the one you are connecting to?
Feb
12
comment Override “resource is busy” when rm on Mac OS X Terminal
Did you try the command? Unix usually doesn't lie about things just to mess with you.
Dec
8
comment tar -rvf not working
I'm not seeing a programming question here.
Nov
23
comment Reduce size of disk image on Mac OS
I'm a little baffled why you'd use an OS X file format (IMG) to hold a ext2 file system, since OS X does not natively support ext2 and the only plugin I've found to support ext2 in OS X hasn't been updated for the last 4 versions of OS X.
Nov
23
comment Reduce size of disk image on Mac OS
You are correct. hpfs was in OS/2, wasn't it?
Nov
23
comment Reduce size of disk image on Mac OS
Why "presumably in ext2"? OSX doesn't use ext2, it uses hpfs+.
Oct
6
comment p7zip installs, but doesn't install? (7za: command not found)
How is that programming?
Oct
6
comment p7zip installs, but doesn't install? (7za: command not found)
You question isn't about programming, it's about using somebody else's program. Ask on SuperUser.
Oct
5
comment Unexpected tags added automatically to my web document in Mozilla firefox
When I google "Click2Save", I get a bunch of links to a digital bible.
Oct
4
comment Leaving the charger in the laptop after it is fully charged
Not programming related.
Sep
8
comment How do I change the default for the “df” command in the Unix/Linux Terminal in the tcsh shell?
alias df='df -m'
Aug
31
comment Regarding .gvfs not letting delete a user's home directory
By the way, this should only happen if the user is logged into a Gnome session. You shouldn't be removing the home directories of people who are logged in.
Jul
22
comment check my unix account quota
You've been a member for a year and you don't know what constitutes a "programming question"? I'm shocked.
Jul
11
comment How to use sudo with rcp command to copy files from linux host to HP-UX host?
Ah, well if we're going to mention things that are better than what the op specified, I'd like to cast a vote for rsync.
Jul
11
comment How to use sudo with rcp command to copy files from linux host to HP-UX host?
Isn't that pretty much what I said?
Nov
15
comment GA-P31-S3G motherboard usb flash drive boot
What part of "StackOverflow is for programming questions" are you having problems with?
Sep
30
comment How can I execute my old DOS-only applications on a modern computer?
Try the Linux program dosemu.
Sep
7
comment Windows equivalent to cron?
@hstoerr, I asked mine first. The other question was asked in December 2009, this one was asked in July 2009.
Feb
9
comment Creating a webserver of a Windows XP computer?
Wipe it and install Linux on it.
Jan
25
comment overwrite /dev/null with file
So if /dev/null is a normal file instead of block special, what's in it? Maybe the contents could tell you who is filling it?