SHC Shell Compiler Wrapped

Mar 25, 2014

The Bash Shell Script Compiler converts shell scripts directly into binaries. Compiling your scripts provides protection against accidental changes, but you will have to contend with some quirks.

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Byobu Byobu, a session manager for the command line

Jun 21, 2012

The Byobu session manager extends the shell, adding a range of useful functions, such as splitting the screen, running programs in the background, or organizing programs in tabs. In particular, administrators who rely on SSH will appreciate Byobu.

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Bash Tips: Passing Passwords

Mar 26, 2012

Bash offers any number of simplifications, especially when it comes to pesky individual steps in installation routines for larger software packages. Some caution is advisable, though, if you need to handle database and application passwords, which can easily be compromised.

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Bash Tips: Autocompletion

Feb 28, 2012

Steer around errors and save yourself some typing by adding autocompletion to your Bash scripts.

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Book Review: The Linux Command Line

Feb 24, 2012

A complete introduction to the shell for novices and masters alike.

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Qemu and the Kernel Debugger

Feb 23, 2012

Debugging the kernel of a running operating system has always been tricky, but now the Qemu emulator supports cross-platform kernel and module debugging at the programming language level.

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Better Bash Shell scripts from hell: Shebang

Jan 31, 2012

In the beginning was the double pound sign and the exclamation mark – or at least shell scripts always start this way. The inventor, Dennis Ritchie, really didn’t know how much pain this was going to cause users.

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The sys admin’s daily grind Calendar-related crontab issues

May 31, 2011

This month, Charly considers Jacobin rule, Napoleon Bonaparte’s neoconservatism, Jewish and Islamic tradition, and a cronjob that nearly worked.

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