Lazy Linux: 10 Essential tricks for admins is an awesome list of cool things you can do with Linux.
Last night at my C/Unix class the professor quickly glossed over an interesting shell scripting technique that allows you to strip stuff off the beginning or end of a variable.
I have been writing a lot of shell scripts lately as part of the C/Unix class that I’m taking at Harvard Extension.
Find all files in this directory, including the files in sub-directories, and exclude all files that start with a period (dot files) and any directories named .thumbs.
When I decided to reformat and install my Mac Mini with the latest testing version of Debian (lenny, at the time of this writing) I discovered that I couldn’t mount my HFS+ OS X backup drive with write access: erin:/# mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda /osx-backup [ 630.769804] hfs: write access to a journaled filesystem is not supported, use the force option at your own risk, mounting read-only.
I have been using Linux for several years now and although I have looked at the load averages from time to time (either using top or uptime), I never really understood what they meant.
I’ve had plans for a while now to set up a backup system using a Debian Linux server and rsync to back up my MacBook Pro laptop.