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Posted By KenJackson
I appreciate your tight ship very much, Neo. I...
I appreciate your tight ship very much, Neo. I like this forum. And I suppose you are tiring of this part of the discussion.

But the particular statement that was deleted above was in no way a...
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Posted By KenJackson
Neo, you're being inconsistent. But to try to...
Neo, you're being inconsistent.
But to try to introduce a modicum of consistency, please delete the word "Religious" from "Crazy people unleash a deady Virus (Politics, Religion)" (and correct the...
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Posted By KenJackson
Comments on "How Will the World End?"
I have read the sun-expansion scenario numerous places but I've never read any suggestion that the earth's orbit would increase to avoid being scorched. What mechanism would push it out?

As for...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-28-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
You scanned the list too quickly. I...
You scanned the list too quickly.

I understand most astronomers and cosmologists agree that number 1, "Red giant expansion of our Sun burns up the Earth", will happen no more than 5 billion years...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-15-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
In defense of the command line
Ever since the 80's, I've been appalled at how many people actually think the click-and-wait interface (GUI) is superior to the command line. I suspect that can be explained by most of them never...
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Posted By KenJackson
Though, of course, you'll want to put the log in...
Though, of course, you'll want to put the log in a different directory so it doesn't get swept up in the delete.
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Posted By KenJackson
If you want really lightweight, you might try...
If you want really lightweight, you might try Ratpoison (http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/).

But if you want both lightweight and practical, checkout LXDE (http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Page).
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Posted By KenJackson
Cygwin (http://cygwin.com/) is wonderful! And it...
Cygwin (http://cygwin.com/) is wonderful! And it keeps getting better because there are good developers constantly parrying Microsoft's maneuvers and keeping third-party package updates compiled. I...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-31-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
[?] Does Netflix work on Linux in Firefox?
I've tried to totally ignore Netfix to date, though I might change my mind. But I refuse to keep a Windows box running for any reason.

Is anyone streaming movies from Netflix and watching them on...
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Posted By KenJackson
Are you going to continue to use Windows? Or...
Are you going to continue to use Windows?
Or are you switching to Linux?

If you must keep using Windows, I thoroughly recommend you install and use the Cygwin (http://cygwin.com/) environment. ...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-18-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
Why do you want that? It seems like that...
Why do you want that?

It seems like that would only be an advantage if you read really, really fast and practically non-stop, or you don't have a computer with internet access.

I download to my...
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Posted By KenJackson
You may be able to do what you need to do from...
You may be able to do what you need to do from /etc/rc.local, which runs as root on startup.

BTW, a salmon is a fish but what's that allikm warhmat stuff?
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Posted By KenJackson
The question isn't clear. If you want to...
The question isn't clear.

If you want to find the current directory, the pwd command will give it.

If you want to know if a path exists and is a directory, you can test it something like this...
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Posted By KenJackson
Opening a file takes time. So if possible, you...
Opening a file takes time. So if possible, you should open each file only once (or the minimum number of times you can) and get everything you might need and save it in memory (in variables).
...
Forum: Solaris 07-12-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
How do you feel about the OpenSolaris spinoffs?
Every once in a while, I take a peek at OpenIndiana (http://openindiana.org/), Nexenta (http://www.nexenta.org/) and Illumos (https://www.illumos.org/) hoping to see the spirit of OpenSolaris rise...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-12-2011
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Posted By KenJackson
I carry a small Samsung phone in my pocket, but I...
I carry a small Samsung phone in my pocket, but I keep it turned off unless I need to make a call or are expecting a particular call. I give the number to friends, but not to my employer. My total...
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Posted By KenJackson
Have you tried logging in without a password,...
Have you tried logging in without a password, with a key?

Create a key, e.g. with command ssh-keygen -t dsa. You'll be prompted for a passphrase.
That creates id_dsa (your secret key) and...
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Posted By KenJackson
My favorite such site is queryip.net/ip/...
My favorite such site is queryip.net/ip/ (http://queryip.net/ip/) because you don't have to use lynx or much of a script to scrape the IP. The IP address is all that's returned. Here's the whole...
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Posted By KenJackson
Yeah, I know about DynDNS...
Yeah, I know about DynDNS (http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/), no-ip (http://www.no-ip.com/services/managed_dns/free_dynamic_dns.html), ChangeIP (http://www.changeip.com/freedomains.asp) and...
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Posted By KenJackson
It's not that I don't want to use ssh-agent, it's...
It's not that I don't want to use ssh-agent, it's that you have to be present after a reboot to type in the passphrase to unlock the secret key to use it. The nature of a remote system is that I...
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Posted By KenJackson
No matter what I echo, it never writes to the...
No matter what I echo, it never writes to the log.
In fact, I tried to just touch the log, but it was not created.
The "command=" options seems to always be ignored.

Actually, that's not right. ...
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Posted By KenJackson
The problem is, the remote site may have it's IP...
The problem is, the remote site may have it's IP address changed, so I won't be able to ssh to it until I get the new IP address.

That's actually the main reason I want to do this. I can easily...
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Posted By KenJackson
I can do that with my regular key file. But I'm...
I can do that with my regular key file. But I'm trying to limit this key so it can only cat data to the log file.

I won't be there to type in a passphrase or password, so security has to be a...
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Posted By KenJackson
SSH w/ command in authorized_keys apparently needs pty
I'm trying to have an unattended remote PC log some data on home PC.
man sshd says I should be able to put a command in authorized_keys.
This is what I have on the remote machine. The key is a...
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Posted By KenJackson
Wow! :eek: If ever there was a valid,...
Wow! :eek:

If ever there was a valid, legitimate need to run real Windows, you just nailed it.
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