linux Archive

Command line musings: whiptail and dialog

A quick jaunt on cool command utils for 'command line ui' installations/prompts for those who are into that kind of stuff for configuration tools, etc;WhiptailWhiptail is a handy utility that allows you to create colorized command line dialogs that you see when configuring certain things such as postfix or zend...
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Remote hooks with mercurial

If you use mercurial in a centralized model - it can be a little fiesty to create and troubleshoot your hooks.You'll want to make sure you scan over the /hgrc hooks section and the redbook section on hooksFirst, a few rule of thumbs:It's possible to write them in bash/sh, and...
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Very in-depth explanation of *nix filesystem

Came across this while reading about build integration for development and thought I'd make a note about it. It's much more than just a 'user files go in the /home/' directory sheet - it's everything you could imagine regarding why *nix systems are laid out like they are. Link:http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ Subscribe in...
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VirtualBox Rocks!

If you're looking for a lightweight virtualization solution - for something simple like running Ubuntu from within Windows look no further.VirtualBox has everything a growing boy/gal needs. I asked a co-worker if he knew of anything better than MS Virtual PC, but not as heavy as VMWare and he mentioned...
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vnstat/vnstati for quick mrtg style bandwidth graphs

Ever want the nifty bandwidth charts that MRTG produces, but without the overhead of learning and manipulating the RRD (Round Robin Database) stuff?vnstati has a built in tool that produces some very sexy snaps of interface bandwidth.Compile and install from source and play around with the options -For our dev...
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