The file command is provided by the package sys-apps/file, so if you don’t already have it installed, you’ll need to type emerge file. Chances are you’ve already got it on your system though. To use file simply type file filename and you’ll see information about the filename you passed in. Simple right?
This tip shows you some interesting ways to kill stubborn processes. Never let it be said that you can’t kill a process again! The first way is the old boring way that most people probably use. Use the command ps aux, look through the process list until you find the PID you want and issue the kill command. How tedious!
The “Three-Finger-Salute” or, the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Del is typically mapped to the command /sbin/shutdown -r now. In other words, it reboots your system. Sometimes this may be unwanted behavior, so this tip shows you how to disable, or remap that key combination.
Network File System (NFS) is a network file system protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1983, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network as easily as if the network devices were attached to its local disks. NFS, like many other protocols, builds on the Open Network Computing Remote Procedure Call (ONC RPC) system.
Setting the hardware clock is especially useful in case you have clock problems. If you experience a clock that is losing or gaining a lot of time each after a reboot, set hardware clock right, then remove /etc/adjtime.
Usually a ping is used to check if a machine is up and to check the network status. It is a small network packet sent to the machine. If the machine is up, an answer will be sent. The time needed to get the answer is called ping time or round-trip time. The ping response [...]
At times, we need to verify some linux binaries from our web hosting provider. Say, we need to confirm path locations of specific linux binaries in order for our particular PHP pages to work out its function. There are lot of ways to do it, the simplest way is to call your web hosting provider [...]
Roundcube webmail is modern webmail solution which is easy to install and configure. Roundcube webmail runs on a standard PHP/MySQL configuration. The skins use the latest web standards such as XHTML and CSS. The roundcube project includes open-source classes/libraries like PEAR and the IMAP wrapper from IlohaMail.org.
The Snare Server builds on the success of our Open Source audit & event log agents. When used in combination, our Snare agents, and Server provide a robust and effective resource for event log management.
There are several methods of archiving files and retrieving archives. We recommend using the “zip” function to compress your files for its ease of use and portability. (Files zipped in Unix can be extracted using WinZip or PKunzip in Windows). We have provided various “unzip” methods. The “right” unzip method depends upon the method used [...]
You can never be too safe these days. Viruses, spyware, rootkits, remote exploits, you just never know what security issue is going to be your downfall. Thatâ€™s why it is important as a Linux administrator to have an understanding of some of the best Linux security tools available to you. In this article, you will learn about ten of the best Linux security tools, and resources on how to use them to your advantage
The open source platform for building rich internet applications ,OpenLaszlo comprises a compiler for its LZX language and an optional server that provides proxying and transcoding. OpenLaszlo allows you to create web applications with a breakthrough user experience. It is offered for free under the business-friendly CPL license.
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
xVM VirtualBox enables desktop or laptop PCs running the Windows, Linux, Mac or Solaris operating systems to run multiple, different operating systems side-by-side, switching between them with just a click of the mouse. This allows software developers to more easily build multi-tier or cross-platform applications, or power-users to take advantage of applications that may not be available for their base operating system of choice.