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Tired of typing in your password everytime you SSH into your Linux box? Learn how to quickly and easily generate an SSH key, and share it between your server and yourself, thereby removing the necessity to enter a password in every time.
When writing bash scripts to run on Linux, it's often useful to perform operations relative to the executing script's current directory. But how do you get the absolute path to this directory? I have a useful little script that will get the current working path for you.
If you're running Linux, have you ever had that feeling of dread after deleting a whole chunk of code accidentally? Code that hasn't been checked into a repository, or backed up. A lot of websites will foretell of long hours of recovery if you're running an EXT3 or EXT4 partition with journaling. This post details how I managed to find and use a nifty little utility that recovered almost all of my files for me, in very little time too.
Sending mail through the Linux command line can sometimes be a tricky issue. If you don't know how to set up your own mail server, but have a readily accessible SMTP residing elsewhere, I'll show you how to use a readily-available Debian/Ubuntu package to send your mail through this SMTP server quickly and easily.
Need to know how to erase your personal data on a hard-drive before selling it or sending it in for repairs? So did I. So set about getting to grips with the Linux utility called "shred". In this post, I'll show you how I managed to remove my personal data from my drive using this utility.
Tweet I’ve been creating some bash scripts for an importer we are running at work. I was looking to do two things with this. Firstly, I wanted to brush up on my knowledge of bash scripting. Secondly, I wanted to improve the notifications sent out from the importer. I managed to get everything working fine. [...]
Tweet I performed an upgrade on my work laptop, and upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. With it came some welcome upgrades, such as Netbeans 6.8 (which is a super awesome IDE, I might add), and a slicker interface, as well as some not-so-welcome upgrades, such as PHP 5.3. Now, PHP 5.3 generates a huge [...]