Monthly Archives: August 2012

Some neat Unix commands

How to delete a non-empty Unix folder (without going into it and deleting all the files) : # rm -r folder-name Command rmdir (which is standard for such actions) deletes only empty folders… How to untar a file : # … Continue reading

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Peaches cake

Very taste, ideal with tea or coffe : 4 whole eggs 1 backing powder 1 vanilla sugar 150gr margarine, melt it a little bit (can be done in a mirowave oven) 3 soup spoons of corn grits (not necessary) 200 … Continue reading

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Unix backup

Oh yes… There are many things that can be backed-up on Unix servers, but in this case, I will talk about backup of VG map files. What can, and should be backed-up : 1. vg00 or the operating system VG, … Continue reading

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Linux comments

The connection from server to storage, and which OS I have tried it on, and how have I fared… RHEL 4/5/6 – oh yessss! My favorite flavor for this! 😉 Fedora 14 – brrrr. MultiPath functionality is a bit dodgy…

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Procmail and the mailbox size limitation

How to limit INBOX mailbox size for user : 1. Using quotas on the operating system level, but that is applicable only if your /var/spool/mail is a separate partition, and it is very hard to change 2. Using Procmail, which … Continue reading

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FTP logs, and how to read them

Operating system is RHEL6U2, and FTP service is vsftpd-2.2.2-6.el6_2. Log is in /var/log/xferlog One line from the log : Tue Jul 17 11:36:11 2012 1 10.10.10.11 32334 /e3aee7625ec6ao9981bd77fdkkkute15_0.dat b _ i r user1 ftp 0 * c Tue Jul 17 … Continue reading

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