Linux

New Fedora features

The newly launched Fedora 26 introduced several package updates and minor improvements, but most of the eye catching changes were in Fedora’s system installer. The installer, called Anaconda, has been updated with a number of…

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New features coming to openSUSE

The release of openSUSE 42.3 is expected to be published around the end of July. “The next minor version of openSUSE Leap is version 42.3. The release is mostly a refresh and hardware enablement release…


FreeBSD 11.1-RC2

As the FreeBSD team prepares fr the release f FreeBSD 11.1, the developers have been hard at work fixing lingering bugs. The FreeBSD team has announced a new release candidate, 11.1-RC2, for testing. The new…


Linux Kernel 4.12: “One of The Bigger Releases”

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.12 on Sunday, July 2 and remarked how it was “one of the bigger releases historically.” Indeed, just shy of 12,000 commits, only 4.9 was significantly larger, and that was…


Linux Mint 18.2

Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a new release of Linux Mint. The new version, Linux Mint 18.2, is the latest update in the 18.x series and is built upon a base of Ubuntu…


Fedora’s Atomic Host gets new life cycle

The Fedora distribution maintains several editions and one of the lesser talked about editions is Atomic Host. The Atomic Host edition is a lightweight platform for running containers. Due to Atomic Host’s minimal and fast-moving…


Zero those log files

Some programs write to multiple log files in a directory and need to be zeroed out sometimes to save diskspace. The following ksh shell script will zero out all files with the “.log” extension in…


Bash Hotkeys

Bash provides many hot keys to ease use. ctrl-l — clear screen ctrl-r — does a search in the previously given commands so that you don’t have to repeat long command. ctrl-u — clears the typing before…


Efficient commands

I cringe anytime I see someone code inefficiently. Here are three of the most common mistakes, followed by a better way to do the same thing. Bad: cat somefile | grep something Better: grep something…


Maintaining log and tmp file

If you need to maintain an application that generate a lot of logfiles or tmp files with running numbers as part of the filename and uses a common extension. These two command together will help to maintain…