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Why Slackware is not like Debian: a guide for new slackers

Posted 02-09-2022 at 12:12 PM by hazel
Updated 01-30-2024 at 12:29 AM by hazel

Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution and also one of the most distinctive. People who come freshly to it, after perhaps having used another Linux distribution for a couple of years, often experience a degree of culture shock. There are a lot of posts in the Slackware forum on this site which amount to "I did A in my new Slackware system and the result was B when most distros would have given me C. Why does Slackware behave like this?" If they then get the answer, "That...
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Minimal Slackware installation for network appliance or virtual machine

Posted 05-08-2022 at 06:57 AM by rkelsen
Updated 09-22-2023 at 11:10 PM by rkelsen

I'm not really in favour of doing less than a full installation of Slackware, because it really isn't designed to be installed this way. This is offered completely without warranty. I'm not responsible for you breaking your system if you try this.

With that out of the way, I got a basic installation of Slackware64-15.0 with networking, ssh and ntp in 315Mb.

These are the required 59 packages:

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Using slackpkg to update Slackware 15 (UEFI) and making new kernel bootable

Posted 07-02-2022 at 06:15 PM by tix

Updating slackware UEFI using slackpkg and making the new kernel bootable
Assuming you have installed slackware UEFI
1) Connect to the internet
2) Change to root user (su)
3) On you slackware installation, goto /etc/slackpkg
4) Edit the mirrors file and select a mirror for slackware 15 (joe mirrors)...
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Simple Mass File Renamer & Deleter [Python]

Posted 09-17-2008 at 12:01 PM by ghostdog74

I am so bored today, that i started creating a command line batch file renamer, tested on Linux with Python 2.4.
Some of the simple things it can do is:
1) Change upper case to lower case and vice versa
2) Change file names by pattern substitution
3) Change file names by number sequence
4) Insert pattern in front of files
5) Insert pattern at the end of files.
6) Simple sort by number.
7) Manual revert of changed files.
8) Deletion...
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Rating: 8 votes, 4.88 average. - I like it. Makes me feel smart.

Posted 04-12-2009 at 08:14 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)
Updated 02-15-2010 at 09:55 AM by jaymarting (updated for progress)

About five months ago, I decided to for my CCNA. And I decided to use to train for it. Preplogic has a fantastic program for networking wannabes (and networking already bes). For those of you only interested in the technology side of things, the CCNA is a decently high level certification from Cisco: Cisco Certified Networking Associate. My career in the networking field has been short for many but lengthy for me. Most of my 4 years have been spent as a Jr Network Admin at a small...
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