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Finally Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated. The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename Etch). This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems. As always, the first point release also corrects a few issues that have been noticed too late in the release […]

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I’m little surprised to find that Ubuntu Linux skips development man pages by default. A quick search using apt-cache pointed out to manpages-dev package. It includes manual pages about using GNU/Linux for development. Install development man pages Use apt-get command: $ sudo apt-get install manpages-dev To view library calls (functions within program libraries), enter: $ […]


How do you install and use rsync to synchronize files and directories from one location (or one server) to another location? – A common question asked by new sys admin.


Intrusions can take place from both authorized (insiders) and unauthorized (outsiders) users. My personal experience shows that unhappy user can damage the system, especially when they have a shell access. Some users are little smart and removes history file (such as ~/.bash_history) but you can monitor all user executed commands. It is recommended that you […]


If you are new to Lighttpd, please see how to install and configure Lighttpd web server. The Webalizer is a fast, free, web-server log files analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser. Statistics commonly reported by Webalizer include: hits; visits; referers; the […]


If you are using hot swappable hard disk and created new partition using fdisk then you need to reboot Linux based system to get partition recognized. Without reboot you will NOT able to create filesystem on your newly created or modified partitions with the mke2fs command.

However with partprobe command you should able to create a new file system without rebooting the box. It is a program that informs the operating system kernel of partition table changes, by requesting that the operating system re-read the partition table.


After few months or years later, you will notice unnecessary files, libraries and/or documentation eating up your disk space On Debian or Ubuntu Linux. Try the following tips to free up disk space.