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Editing data in a unix/linux pipeline by hand

I am looking for a command line tool that will let me edit data in a shell pipeline by hand before sending it out again on STDOUT. [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera on Apr 12, 2014 - 3 answers

 

How do you kill a RHEL process that you cannot see?

How can you kill a RHEL process that does not show up in either top or ps -ef? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Jul 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics

I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
posted by westerly on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Need terminal syntax for scheduling a unix program

Need help scheduling a unix task under Mac OS. Probably an easy question for those who understand such things. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area?

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area? This is for maybe 2-3 visits a month, each 3-4 hours in duration. [more inside]
posted by uhom on Feb 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Getting a part-time programming job without a degree...

How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Best tiny unix for serving Java servlets?

Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Jun 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Quality Command Line Graphing?

Open source, command line, low "impact", png-producing, full-featured, good-looking graphing on Linux and other Unices? [more inside]
posted by DU on Sep 29, 2009 - 13 answers

How to centralize adminsitration of multiple Unix machines (and others)?

I'm curious as to what are the current "best practices" when it comes to centralized administration of a network of Unix (primarily Linux, but not necessarily so) machines? Essentially, what is the equivalent of Active Directory for a network with one or more Unix hosts? The immediate answer I come up with would be something like OpenLDAP plus PAM but what I'm looking for is the suite of tools (GUI and CLI apps) for managing the directory, deploying software, centralizing sign-on and security, managing printers, etc. In a perfect world, I would like to centralize administration of Windows, Unix, and OS X machines via a single directory service, though I imagine such a solution would be expensive and/or cumbersome if it even existed. Or is this something Samba 4 will do?
posted by Imhotep is Invisible on Sep 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Color laser printer with Linux/UNIX drivers available

Could anyone recommend a color laser printer for ca. 500 GBP for a small office? Compatibility with Linux and Solaris---essential. BONUS question: should I also buy a monochrome laser for B&W printouts or is an unnecessary overkill when one has a color laser?
posted by noztran on Aug 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Attending a Seminar 101

I need to pick a seminar/conference/class/training/whatever for work to attend within the next 6 months or so, I have until 10PM to choose, and I have no idea where or what the cool stuff is. It should be at least tangentially related to my job as a Unix Systems Engineer/Python Guy, and preferably within the Northeast (NYC is where I'm located), although feel free to recommend anywhere in the US. [more inside]
posted by Mach5 on Aug 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Shell script handling CSV columns

I'm using a shell script to handle some excel docs by converting to csv and reformatting it a little bit. I'm having some difficulty going on with the next part of the script. Some help would be great. :) [more inside]
posted by fightoplankton on Jun 10, 2009 - 11 answers

No reserved blocks in ext2 on Aspire One?

Why is it OK to have no reserved blocks in ext2 on the Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Apr 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Hardware question about installing *BSD on old Sun equipment as a SOHO firewall/router.

Can someone give me any pointers, tips, or caveats about installing BSD on sun hardware for use as a firewall/router? [more inside]
posted by Myles on Feb 1, 2009 - 6 answers

WE HAVE COMPUTERS

Found an old computer in the basement. What steps should I go through to get it up and running? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

vi / vim editor: Can I paste text inside a colon command?

vi / vim editor: Can I paste text inside a colon command? [more inside]
posted by alb on Oct 21, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I tell my Mac that I'm me?

Question about changing my terminal prompt (and other matters) in an OS X Bash shell. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the linux command 'dt'?

Obscure linux/unix text processing command: what is 'dt'? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Per VHost Apache Bandwidth Stats

Linux/Unix Admin Filter: What is your preferred method for monitoring bandwidth use per virtual host in Apache? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Sep 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Just need a folder of my own, that's all!

Would anyone care to comment on the most practical way, given access to a command line Fedora box, I can obtain a copy of a folder and its contents? [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

PDF Manipulation utility for unix?

UNIX experts: what's the best way to take a pdf file, cut out a few (non-sequential) pages, insert a few more pages from another pdf file, and end up with one new pdf file? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Your victories and woes as a unix/linux sysadmin

What were your greatest victories and punishing woes as a unix/linux system administrator? [more inside]
posted by Myles on Jul 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Backup for Dummies?

We're a small research lab, that uses a series of servers. A smart person would have these machines backed up regularly. But we're not that smart ... [more inside]
posted by outlier on Apr 30, 2008 - 22 answers

dropping the hostname in sendmail

I need to change sendmail from sending emails from individual machines as user@host.domain.com to user@domain.com. [more inside]
posted by brent_h on Feb 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Pipe command output, but keep the error code

How do I get the correct return code from a unix command line application after I've piped it through another command that succeeded? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Nov 24, 2007 - 22 answers

Make Everything My Precious

I'm using the 'make' utility on a Linux system. Is there a way in a Makefile to set all the intermediate files as PRECIOUS without having to list them individually?
posted by bluefly on Nov 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Bash, I command thee to always...

How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Best OS for these requirements.

Best *nix distro for SSH, RDC, router and print server. Or i could use windows if that would satisfy the conditions. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Oct 11, 2007 - 17 answers

Bizarre Linux Networking Problem

I have a server running Centos 5. It's currently refusing outside connections to any port except port 22. ip-tables and SELinux are both disabled. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? [more inside]
posted by signalnine on Oct 1, 2007 - 20 answers

Configure Readline with wrong directory. Oops.

Configured Readline with the prefix 'ur/local' on OSX. Then installed Ruby in /usr/local, but with Readline. Would like to put everything in the proper place without damaging anything, so what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

teach me to w00t for r00t.

*nixfilter: Help me get to the "root" of understanding the vastness that is a unix/linux environment. [more inside]
posted by Industrial PhD on Jul 10, 2007 - 23 answers

Help me find a cool little unix http utility I can't remember!

I saw a really cool unix utility the other day blogged about somewhere, that in addition to some little boring http-ey tasks I can't remember, it also served as a tiny little HTTP-server-in-a-pinch like so: ./magicutil file.tar and boom, http://localhost/file.tar is alive. What was it!? Note: please don't try to find something that can /probably/ do this or show me a cool python script that will - this did some other cool stuff too I can't remember!
posted by floam on Jun 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I determine a server's power supply type remotely?

For UNIX-like systems (Linux, BSD, Solaris) is there a way to determine power supply type remotely, preferably with a simple command-line tool? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on May 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Help with SSH terminal behavior.

Seeking a better understanding of Linux terminals, mostly being used remotely via SSH. History files, paths, ncurses, etc. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Quickly delete a directory containing many files

In a Unix-type system, is there a way to quickly remove a directory that contains lots and lots of files? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Apr 16, 2007 - 18 answers

It's a server, a PBX and a dessert topping...

I'd like a file server. And a print server. And a low-traffic Asterisk server. All running from one box, please. [more inside]
posted by holgate on Apr 9, 2007 - 6 answers

AIX and Solaris courses for experienced Linux admin?

Years of Linux experience, but looking for training on Solaris and AIX without having to relearn the basics [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Mar 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Linux/LAMP for dummies...

i am a complete Linux Noob and i've decided to go a few rounds with a simple LAMP server. Where can i find helpful resources and suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Davaal on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Why is Active Directory being such a son of a....

Help me keep my Windows server from DoS'ing my nameserver! [more inside]
posted by Loto on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

"There's no place like home...."

Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

No more shell games!

*nix shell "best practices" anyone? [more inside]
posted by furtive on May 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Calling *NIX shell wizards.

Calling *NIX shell wizards. [more inside]
posted by ori on Dec 11, 2005 - 33 answers

Unix Logging

Linuxfilter: I have a third-party app which writes occasional messages to its logfile. The problem is I dont know when these messages are logged. There is no timestamp - just the message. Is there any way I could force a timestamp? Maybe some trickery with 'tail-f' and 'date' and pipes into some new pseudo-logfile? Thanks.
posted by vacapinta on Aug 30, 2005 - 12 answers

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