nifty-tool

I use Google Calendar exclusively. However to access this product you need to use a web browser. There is nice program called gcalcli (Google Calendar Command Line Interface) which allows to access Google Calendar from bash shell. Now I can see an agenda using a specified start/end time and date from a shell prompt over […]

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A small how to written to assist sys admins. It offers tools and high level advice to solve slow websites problems: Oh boy it’s been an intense 4 weeks. I was pulled in to assist with troubleshooting several major failures at work with loosely related systems. Including my own. All systems are public facing, hence […]

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Vmware server comes with the nifty vmware-cmd utility. It allows an administrator to perform various operations on a virtual machine from Linux command line / shell prompt such as: => Stop / Start VM => Get VM status => Setup variables => Powerdown VM and much more Task: Lists the virtual machines on the local […]

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Recently I came across very powerful and nifty tool called cutter. Just imagine that people in your private network using peer to peer (P2P) software such as Kazaa, iMesh or others and you want to cut them or just want to cut all ftp connection over your firewall but not all traffic to host. Network […]

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Most of the time GUI is not available on remote Linux system, you login over ssh and start to work, if you need to run two or three task at a time, you login over ssh two or three times. However, with screen windows manager utility you can run multiple terminals at the same time from single console login over ssh session (UNIX guru uses the term called multiplexing for this concept). Any seasoned Linux admin should be aware of this nifty tool :)

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In the first part we talked about find command basic usage. Now let us see how to use find command (a) To gain lots of useful information about users and their files (b) Monitor and enhance the security of system using find command Finding all set user id files setuid (“suid”) and setgid are access […]

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Many newcomers find it difficult use the find command at shell prompt under Linux / *BSD or Solairs UNIX oses. Find is nifty tool on remote server where UNIX admin can find out lot of information too. Desktop users may find handy GNOME Search tool as a utility for finding files on system. Find command […]

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