10 Most Used Linux Commands

Whilst skimming my Bash history today looking for an esoteric one liner I'd written earlier I started to ponder what my most used commands...

File Roller and 7zip

I recently needed to extract a file with the new, popular 7zip compression, which Ubuntu's File Roller doesn't support out of the box. Enabling...

New Ubuntu Jaunty Screen

At the moment I'm trying out the beta for Ubuntu Jaunty and one the first thing I noticed was the new version of screen...

Using sed to replace all strings in a file

As part of our test environment rebuild one of the first things we tackled was moving the databases to the new virtual environment, this...

Changing variables in a BASH while loop

There is an error that I often run in to when working with files and while loops in BASH. Often I have scripts similar...

Saving the RAID

I managed to screw up my home machine when upgrading from Dapper to Hardy somehow, so decided to flatten and reinstall Hardy from scratch. This...

Using PowerDNS with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu Gutsy

We handle DNS for thousands of domains for our customers and whilst our existing solution worked it was very messy to maintain and...
monit

monit: error connecting to the monit daemon

We're rolling out monit on our new platform at the request of a vendor to manage their new service. I've always been dead...
Pipe Viewer

pv – Pipe Viewer – My New Favourite Command Line Tool

I've got a rather large dataset that I need to do a lot of processing on, over several iterations, it's a 20gb zip...
Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I'm slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it's still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and...

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