I've mentioned geocaching before, but if you've never taken the time to go out and do it, you're really missing out. Whether you're dragging your family through two feet of snow in the middle of the woods (yeah, I did that last year, I'm still not sure they've forgiven me) or following your GPS around a parking lot looking for a […]
If you're like most of the Linux Journal staff, you probably have lots of holiday shopping left to do this year. We hope this list helps you impress your favorite people. Gift image via Shutterstock.com.
If, like me, you've jumped onto the Plex bandwagon with both feet, you've probably discovered how difficult it is to make a standalone Plex player. Sure, you can install an entire OS, then auto-start the Plex program in full screen, but it's not as simple as installing the XBMC distro, or even OpenELEC. If you own a Raspberry Pi, that has all […]
Not even Mighty Big Blue can stop a hurricane. But. IBM and Marist College are testing a new cloud computing innovation that could help prevent disruptions in voice and data communications services caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters. more>>
This year's Reader's Choice issue was truly fun to put together. No, not just because you do all the work (voting), but because it's great to get a feel for what our community is buzzing about. Based on your feedback, we've given you all the data again this year, with percentages and rankings, plus we tried to include as many of your less […]
Ahhh…’tis the start of the holiday season! Time for turkey, good cheer, frantic shopping…and the SUSE Partner Catalog? Well, for all of you SUSE aficionados/users out there, this is a big deal. This online, searchable catalog is the most comprehensive listing of certified and supported software products in the enterprise Linux space. more>> […]
During the past month or so, I've also been dealing with an aggressive DDOS (that's a "distributed denial of service") attack on my server, one that's been a huge pain, as you might expect. What's odd is that with multiple domains on the same server, it's one of my less-popular sites that seems to have been the target of th […]
I would like to see detailed information on the history of yum transactions such as updates, deleted packages, and other information. How do I see history of yum commands on CentOS / RHEL 6.x based server? How do I undo or redo or rollback packages using yum command?Read answer to: "CentOS / RHEL: See Detailed History Of yum Commands"
I am a new Python user. I would like to delay execution for five seconds in a Python script. How do I add a time delay in Python on Unix/Linux? Is there a sleep command in python like the Unix/Linux sleep utility to suspend execution of a bash script?Read answer to: "Python sleep(): Add Delay In A Seconds To Suspend Execution Of A Script"
Apache has status page that can provide data about Apache. How do I enable and display such page using nginx server? How do I enable nginx status page on Linux or Unix-like operating systems?Read answer to: "HowTo: Enable Nginx Status Page"
I recently learned that "wget" can continue getting a partially-downloaded (resume download) file. I am unable to find wget command on Mac OS X. How do I install install wget on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion/ Mavericks / Snow Leopard)? How can I install wget in Mac OS X without 3rd-party repo such as Homebrew or MacPorts?Read answer to: "Mac OS X: I […]
My MySQL database installation has been corrupted. I would like to delete old mysql server. How do I reinstall MySQL database server version 5.x on Linux or Unix-like oses? A software upgrade broke my system. How can I uninstall and re-install mysql again to get fresh full mysql again?Read answer to: "HowTo: Reinstall MySQL v5.x On Linux"
I see lots of seasoned admins and cloud provider wrapper scripts use ssh client command as follows in shell: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -- What the double -- does here? Why it is used in this shell command and why not just use the following? ssh email@example.comRead answer to: "What Does –– (double dash) Mean In SSH Shell Command? […]
I am a small business and ecom site owner. I also run a WordPress based blog to connect with my customers. However, I get too much spam from certain IPs and net-blocks. How do I block access to certain url(s) such as example.com/blog/wp-comments-post.php for selected IP address and CIDRs? How do I allow everyone including IP address 220.127.116.11 to access my blog […]
CentOS Linux v6.5 has been released and available via repos for immediate update. The new version includes several hundred bug fixes for, and enhancements to the Linux kernel. How do I upgrade from CentOS Linux version 6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2 / 6.3 or 6.4 to the latest version 6.5?Read answer to: "HowTo: Upgrade CentOS Linux 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0 to v6.5" […]
How do I setup and manage a virtualized environment with Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM) in CentOS or Red Hat Enterpise Linux version 6 server on IBM server? Can you provide step-by-step commands of how to install and manage Virtual Machines (VMs) on a physical server using KVM for RHEL/CentOS version 6.4?Read answer to: "RHEL / CentOS 6.x KVM Virtua […]