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Our FAQ section is updated in last few days with new howtos:

  1. HowTo: Upgrade Debian 5.0 (Lenny) To Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)
  2. regionset: Linux Set / Change DVD Region Code
  3. HowTo: Check Ram Size From Redhat Linux Desktop System
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Midnight Commander (mc) is an user-friendly text-based file manager UI for Unix. Using mc, you can browse the filesystem easily and manipulate the files and directories quickly. You will not miss the standard command line prompt, which is also available within the mc itself. If you are new to mc, Midnight Commander (mc) Guide: Powerful Text based File Manager for Unix article will give you a quick jumpstart. In this article, let us review how to solve couple of common annoyance about viewing a file in mc.

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=> Cisco 7200 Simulator for Linux. If you decided to study for the Cisco certification, this tool may come handy. Howtoforge has detailed tutorial on setting up a Cisco lab on Linux system. Dynagen is a front-end for use with the Dynamips Cisco router emulator. It uses an INI-like configuration file to provision Dynamips emulator networks. It takes care of specifying the right port adapters, generating and matching up those pesky NIO descriptors, specifying bridges, frame-relay, ATM switches, etc. It also provides a management CLI for listing devices, suspending and reloading instances, determining and managing idle-pc values, performing packet captures, etc.

=> You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

=> Postfix Daily Quota reportA shell script hack to create daily quota report for a Posfix mail server including file system usage of each e-mail account.

=> The developers of Firefox have unveiled an experimental project, Snowl, designed to gather all your inbound communications, whether they’re in the form of email, RSS, Twitter, or social network updates.

=> IBM has marked its 10 years of participation in Linux and open source with an open source code contribution focused on supercomputing. The software is available immediately from a software repository run by the University of Illinois’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

=> Regular nixcraft contributed Ramesh has published simple 6 steps to secure home wireless router / network

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A quick way to fix shell post / pre execution scripts package problem under Debian / Ubuntu Linux.

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I’ve already written about rotating sftp / ssh backup shell script to remove directories (old backup files). However, a few of our readers would like to know more about removing old backup directories using ftp. As usual, you need accurate date and time on local system and remote backup directory must be in dd-mm-yyyy or […]

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Sometime it is necessary to find out if a shell script is being run as root user or not. When user account created a user ID is assigned to each user. BASH shell stores the user ID in $UID variable. Your effective user ID is stored in $EUID variable. You can Old way… You can […]

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