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For starters

Posted 03-03-2009 at 02:18 PM by americancaesar

I am an IT professional. I manage a few Debian servers (two web servers [one of which is also an IM server] and a mysql server) and a couple of CEntOS "appliances" (Untangle and Fonality pbxtra [proprietary asterisk solution]).

I manage a number of windoze server2000/server2003/xp machines but will not mention those here.

I don't currently run any Linux desktops at work but have in the past and probably will again soon.

I usually have a...
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Not sure what this is for or how it differs from a Web Site

Posted 03-03-2009 at 02:08 PM by Jim Isbell

Not knowing what this is for I will post some notes and see what surfaces.

I am 72 years old with 45+ years of experience in computers and programing starting with the IBM7070 in 1959.

I am running Linspire, Freespire, Puppy and XP on three computers in a network.

I am just starting Puppy and find it faster and easier to use than Freespire. But cannot configure my printer. Took an hour to figure out how to install Puppy and get the menu-normal.lst file...
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An Introduction

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:34 PM by AlHazred
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I see that has a blog feature. This might be a good place to chronicle the stuff I learn about Linux.

As a Windows user since 1990, I've gotten lazy. I used to be a Command Line junkie, and resisted Windows 95 as long as humanly possible. Unfortunately, it evetually got to the point where I needed to use Windows just so I could exchange files with other people. I made the switch, and gradually Windows reeled me in with its pretty colors and shiny lights.
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Copy directory using tar

Posted 03-03-2009 at 10:04 AM by ciotog
Updated 03-07-2009 at 08:40 AM by ciotog (remove stray echo, no need to test before mkdir when using -p)

Here's a simple script that uses tar to copy a directory. Naturally it would need to be called cpdir (or alter the usage method) and present in your path to use it.


	cat << USAGE
	usage: cpdir <source-dir> <dest-dir>

if [ -z "$1" -o -z "$2" -o ! -d "$1" -o -e "$2" -a ! -d "$2" ]
	exit 1
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Following my Blog

Posted 03-03-2009 at 09:48 AM by daBittweiler
Updated 03-03-2009 at 09:49 AM by daBittweiler

I didn't wish to attempt to maintain two blogs so you can follow mine here:
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