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Top 8 Tools To Search Memory Under Linux / Unix [ Forensics Analysis ]


You can dump Linux or Unix server memory. This is useful for forensics analysis, and testing your own system. This is often desirable to see:
  • What code and what data actually resides in memory.
  • You can search for specific pids memory.
  • Search memory for string and other data such as passwords.
  • Works as add-on tool for gdb and others.
  • Search/replace/dump memory from running processes and core files.
  • All kinds of deep hacking activities that simply saves your time and solve problems.

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Download of the day: Kali Linux ( BackTrack Linux )


Kali Linux is the successor of the BackTrack Penetration Testing Linux distribution has been released. From the official project page:
Kali is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.

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Solaris / Linux: nicstat Command Show Network Interface Card Statistics


nicstat-welcomeThe nicstat command is top like utility for network interface card (NIC). It displays information and statistics about all your network card such as packets, kilobytes per second, average packet sizes and more. It works under Solaris and Linux operating systems.

In this post, I will explain how to install and use the nicstat command to find out stats about your NICs under Debian / Ubuntu / RHEL / CentOS Linux operating systems.

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Book Review: The Book Of Gimp


bookofgimpI usually use GIMP (the "GNU Image Manipulation Program") for editing photos, changing colors, resizing photos, applying significant effects and more. It is a free software alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It is also quite popular with graphics artists and webmasters who wants to edit digital images. GIMP is not just a Linux specific program. It works on all leading operating systems, i.e., Mac OS X, MS-Windows and Unix variants. However, like many other powerful open source software, GIMP can be difficult to master. There are many options and plugins. So if, you are looking to learn or master the GIMP program, give The Book of GIMP a try.

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Amazon Cloudfront Dynamic Content Delivery With A WordPress Blog


A typical Wordpress blog contains a mix of static stuff such as images, javascript, style sheets and dynamic content such as posts, pages and comments posted by users. You can speed up your blog by serving static content via content delivery network such as Akamai, Edgecast and so on. The big boys of CDN business also offered the solution to accelerate dynamic content to improve the performance and reliability of the blog. However, solutions offered by big and traditional CDNs are expensive. Amazon cloudfront recently started to serving dynamic content at lowered price. In this blog post, I will explain:
  1. How to serve your entire blog using cloudfront.
  2. DNS settings.
  3. Wordpress settings.
  4. Documenting limitations of cloudfront.
  5. Documenting performance improvements.

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Download Of The Day: Fedora Linux 18 (Spherical Cow) DVD


Fedora Linux version 18 has been released and available for download. Fedora Linux is a community based Linux distribution. Fedora Linux is considered as the third most popular Linux distribution, behind Ubuntu and Mint for desktop usage. The new version comes with several new features such as - an installer that is rewritten and redesigned from the ground up, GNOME v3.6, KDE v4.9, Xfce v4.10, better network security with firewalld, Linux kernel v3.6, Python v3.3, Ruby on Rails v3.0, and much more.

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Goldendict: A Feature-rich Dictionary Lookup Linux Program


Goldendict is a cross-platform (Linux/Unix/MS-Windows/Apple OS X) and dictionary lookup app written in QT. This application support of multiple dictionary file formats. The program can search Wikipedia, Wiktionary, or any other MediaWiki based sites to perform lookups. You can listen to pronunciations for any word or setup text to speech to read out pronunciations. The dictionary also provides word stemming and spelling suggestions. You can also use this program to find out translations of words and phrases for different languages. A commercial mobile version is also available for Android based devices.

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Book Review: Python For Kids


pythonforkidsPersonally, I consider programming as a fundamental right. The programming will teach children problem solving and reasoning skills. So, if you have gifted kid or nephew who is about to turn 10 or 11, gift him Python for kids book. The book introduces kids to the basic concepts of Python programming. The kids require no previous programming experience. However, must understand basic math concepts.

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Linux / Unix: Install and Use Geany Integrated Development Environment


Geany is a great and light weight cross-platform integrated development environment for Linux and Unix based systems. It supports C, C++, Java, PHP, Python and 50+ other programming languages. Geany is known to run under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express and Windows. Geany more closely resembles programming editors available for Microsoft Windows such as Notepad++. So if, you are switching from MS-Windows to Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/Mint or BSD/OS X/Unix like platform try geany IDE.

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15 Greatest Open Source Terminal Applications Of 2012


Linux on the desktop is making great progress. However, the real beauty of Linux and Unix like operating system lies beneath the surface at the command prompt. nixCraft picks his best open source terminal applications of 2012.

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    Linux: Sort du -h (human-readable) Output By Size


    I have a large number of files stored in ~/Downloads/ directory. How do I sort and print sizes in human readable format using du -h command under Ubuntu Linux LTS version 12.04 or any other Linux distributions?

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    Debian Linux Squeeze 6.0: Install Python v2.6/2.5 Argparse Module


    I would like to use argparse module for Python 2.6 under Debian Linux. However, the code is not working. How do I install and use argparse Python module under Debian Linux 6.x for Python version 2.5 or 2.6?

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    FreeBSD: Install sudo Command To Execute A Command As The Root


    I have recently started to managing FreeBSD server along with Ubuntu Linux. However, sudo command, always shows me the following error:
    zsh: command not found: sudo
    How do I solve this problem and use sudo under FreeBSD 9.x system?

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    Linux / Unix: Add Line Numbers To Files


    I know how to display line numbers using vim text editor. How do display line numbers in the left side for any text file under Unix or Linux operating systems?

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    Linux / Unix Bash Shell List All Builtin Commands


    Builtin commands are contained within the bash shell itself. How do I list all bash builtin commands under Linux / Apple OS X / *BSD / Unix like operating systems without reading large bash man page?

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    Linux: Start Command In Background


    I am a new Linux command line user. How do I start or run command in the background so that I can access command prompt immediately?

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    GCC: Linux gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory


    I have Debian / Ubuntu Linux. I need to compile software written in C. The gcc throwing an error that read as follows:
    gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [foo.o] Error 1
    How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux 64 bit system and compile apps using gcc compiler?

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    Python Command Line Arguments Examples


    I am a new Python programming user. I am working on user-friendly command-line interfaces, and I want to pass input via the shell args as follows: ./myscript.py filename ./myscript.py in.file output.file ./myscript.py -i in.file -o output.file How do I pass and parse command-line options and arguments using Python under Unix like operating systems?

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    FreeBSD Laptop: Find Out Battery Life Status Command


    I know how to find out battery life status using Linux operating system. How do I monitor battery status on a laptop running FreeBSD version 9.x?

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    RHEL / CentOS: Install and Activate Bash Autocomplete Feature


    How do I use bash auto complete features with various command on CentOS / RHEL / Fedora / Scientific Linux based systems?

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