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A computer engineer and Linux expert / advocate. Over 15 years of experience installing/configuring Linux servers and daemon software for web, email, databases and whatnot. Ubuntu user since 2009, Debian user before that.

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comment Run scripts after installation
No, you don't need to rebuild the project. There are several ways to supply the preseed (which is just a small text file) to your installation: it can be, for example, through the network, or on a USB stick. I found this document on how to use a preseed with wubi (see, that's why I asked about your install environment, if you provide complete information we are better able to help you): ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=762457
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comment Can read and write file in shared directory, but can not “ls” or traverse directory
Sounds like this bug: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+bug/1252872
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answered Run scripts after installation
Apr
10
comment Absolute basic MQ wanted - command line driven
Maybe you can describe your use case and requirements a bit more. Unless your hardware is really constrained, RabbitMQ really sounds like a good choice: installing it is very easy (apt-get or use a juju charm), you can write clients for it in any language you want (and even implement a simple command-line client if you can't find one), and you'll get a ton of help from people if you run into trouble.
Apr
10
comment Absolute basic MQ wanted - command line driven
"messaging queue" comes to mind. Think RabbitMQ.
Apr
8
answered Why is 'sudo bash' a bad idea?
Apr
4
answered How to Execute a program from anywhere in terminal
Apr
3
comment PHP - Notice: Undefined variable:
what's the initial value for i? try for ($i=0; $i<10; $i++).
Apr
3
revised PHP - Notice: Undefined variable:
Fixed formatting
Mar
28
answered Running a service ignores environment variables
Mar
28
comment crontab not running as root
I suggest adding a shebang (#!/bin/bash) as the first line of your script.
Mar
28
comment crontab not running as root
I hope your mysql password is not actually 'devan13'. If so, you'll probably want to change it now that you've posted it in a public forum.
Mar
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on crontab not running as root
Mar
24
comment Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts
Thanks! I'm left-handed so I'd prefer something I can handle on the other side of the keyboard (yui,hjk,nm,), but that's minutiae and I can take it from here with your advice. Much appreciated!
Mar
24
accepted Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts
Mar
24
comment Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts
@Sneetsher great! I didn't have ccsm installed,but that works fine. If you turn this into an answer I can happily accept that to give you the extra reputation points.
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
22
comment Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts
@Sneetsher that'd be great :) now how do I tell Unity to use those shortcuts?
Mar
21
answered Terminating the Terminal process for a particular outcome
Mar
21
comment Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts
On a laptop without numpad there's no way to use these shortcuts ("some others simply lack numpad functionality"). It doesn't work with the numbers in the top row. On a laptop with overlaid numpad, you need four fingers (ctrl+alt+fn+key) so it becomes quite uncomfortable. I'm more interested in my particular laptop which lacks numpad, overlaid or otherwise, and thus can't use this nifty feature at all :(