Setting Up Conky On Debian Linux

Conky Setup and configured on a Debian OS

What is Conky?.. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. I stumbled upon Conky when I was setting up ...

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How to check if ETags are being served

We all know of the Apache ETag vulnerability, and if you don’t know how to fix it, it’s pretty quite simple — all you need to do is add: ETag None to your apache vhost configuration and restart apache. But ...

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Estimate how long shred or rm will take on millions of files

Today I came across a challenge, try and figure out how long it will take to remove millions of files from our systems. We are all about security, so we need to run shred rather than rm when we remove ...

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Bash Trick – Display Timestamp For Each Command In History

Ever go through your history, and wish you knew the exact date and time a given command was typed? Well theres actually a fairly simple trick. It’s the global HISTTIMEFORMAT variable. To test it out, copy and paste the following ...

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DU vs. DF – Which Ones Right? Which To Trust?

du and df are both basic Linux commands that come pre-installed on every flavor of Linux (to the best of my knowledge). Snippet from the man page for du… NAME du — display disk usage statistics DESCRIPTION The du utility ...

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MacbookPro SD Write Problem – Solved… Kinda?

So lately, I’ve been playin around with Raspberry PI a lot. In doing so, (Assuming you are on a Macbook), you have to use the Disk Utility quite a bit. You have to plug in your SD card, unmount it’s ...

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Use NMAP to Checkout Servers On Your Network

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First… What is NMAP? nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner originally written by Gordon Lyon (also known by his pseudonym Fyodor Vaskovich)[1] used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a “map” of the network. ...

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Spice Up Your Default Index Page with h5a1

It’s a very bad idea to list the contents of a web directory. That being said, there are always exceptions to the rule. For example, I have an Apache server at my house that you can only get to from ...

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Customize Your Bash Prompt

Bash Prompt The bash prompt, when customized, can be more useful than most people think. The default one that comes with most distros is pretty ugly and boring. The default is… Which looks like this when you’re in the console: ...

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Bash Tips And Tricks (Part 1)

I have always thought of bash as a “Quick ‘n Dirty” way of taking care of things, it isn’t by any means a powerful language. It’s not meant for writing programs, not meant for creating games, not meant for much ...

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