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Sleepless In Oldham

Posted 06-27-2009 at 09:38 PM by brianL

Another of my occasional bouts of insomnia, so what better way to waste some time than a rambling blog entry.
I know I said in a post in the forums that nothing from Microsoft was going to pollute my relatively new desktop. Well, I've gone back on that. I installed XP Pro in VirtualBox, just as an experiment, out of curiosity, not any need. I'd forgotten how tedious the Windows installation is. Anyway, while it was slowly progressing, I was watching Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band...
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All About SUDO " The Hihhen things of sudo"

Posted 06-27-2009 at 12:14 AM by vap16oct1984

sudo - execute a command as another user

sudo allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user, as specified in the sudoers file. The real and effective uid and gid are set to match those of the target user as specified in the passwd file (the group vector is also initialized when the target user is not root). By default, sudo requires that users authenticate themselves with a password (NOTE: by default this is the user's password, not...
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Adding A new Project Into CVS Repository

Posted 06-26-2009 at 01:11 AM by Febi881
Updated 09-16-2009 at 02:55 AM by Febi881

Adding A new Project Into CVS Repository

Following steps has to do for adding a new project to the cvs repository.


Add a username(should be same as the project name) and create a password for the corresponding user name. Then edit the following file # vi /etc/passwd and find the corresponding username. Edit the particular line and change the group number to the group number of cvs.


Edit the file 'group'...
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yum commands

Posted 06-26-2009 at 12:51 AM by vap16oct1984

Pls go through it, no more doughts remain regarding yum commands:

To download and install all updates type the following command:
# yum update

List all installed packages, enter:
# rpm -qa

# yum list installed

Find out if httpd package installed or not, enter:
# rpm -qa | grep httpd*
# yum list installed httpd

To check for and update httpd package, enter:
# yum update httpd
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Put your money where your mouth is...

Posted 06-25-2009 at 11:27 PM by Shingoshi

I'm not preaching to anyone here. I'm simply opening a discussion about the extent we each personally invest in the privilege of running Linux.

Due to the fact that I overclock my processor (although mildly), I am the member of a number of forums dedicated to the quest for ever higher performance from the processors we (overclockers) run. And the one thing that I personally admire about many of those users, is the amount of (large sums of) money they tend to invest in their machines....
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