Macbook – Find whats eating up your HDD

I know… this isn’t Linux, and a lot of Linux folk hate Mac. Putting Apple Inc aside, Mac is actually a great operating system to use to manage Linux servers in a corporate environment. I HATED Macbooks for the longest ...

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RHEL / CentOS: Safely remove old unused Kernels

I have ran into it before when you do a yum update, it prompts you telling you that there isn’t enough space free on the /boot partition. You have two options at this point, either increase the space the /boot ...

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RHEL5 / CentOS5: File Conflicts when Upgrading VMWare Tools with Yum

One of the issues that I have ran into is when you’re running VMWare virtual machines, and a new kernel comes out, it seems to break the vmware-tools upgrade processes. It was extremely frustrating, because you would go to update ...

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RHEL: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository

I’ve ran into this issue a few times where I currently work, and it was extremely frustrating trying to figure out why I was unable to update our systems via yum, and kept receiving this error. What we found for ...

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Bash Parallel – easily run parallel processes in bash

You don’t have to write complicated bash shell scripts to accomplish parallel processing! Take this as an example of the hard way, It’s going to create 5 “threads” and each while loop can run with 5 at a time. Eh… Complicated. ...

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Official Release of Ubuntu Touch OS on October 17th

There has been a lot of interest in the Linux community about the upcoming release of the Ubuntu Touch OS.  In August the Ubuntu Edge crowd sourcing campaign didn’t reach its goal of raising $32 million dollars in a month. ...

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Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta

For those of you who like living on the edge, the beta of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is available for the following Ubuntu based distributions: Edubuntu Kubuntu Lubuntu Ubuntu Gnome UbuntuKylin Ubuntu Studio Xubuntu More details can be found here: ...

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Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Boosts Performance, Efficiency

Be a short a sweet article to summarize the recent release of the new Linux Kernel. Source Article: https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/736790-linux-kernel-311-release-boosts-performance-efficiency Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Just to quickly summarize, the major benefits coming out from this new kernel are mostly performance tweaks, as ...

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Simple Bash Script to Sort File Types into Directories

Often times I find myself needing to sort a lot of files into certain directories, for example I have downloaded a lot of free ebooks and a lot of them have different file types such as epub, mobi, azw, or ...

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Flexibly moving files with lftp

There is a great tutorial over at IT World on using lftp, a lesser known command line FTP/HTTP client.   This versatile client has been around since the mid 90’s, but gets less visibility these days compared to curl or wget.  There ...

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