Day: January 18, 2010

Reset Users

Hi, I have reset all of the current users in order to implement a simple capcha scheme to cut down on the number of comment spam hitting the server. If you have a valid account, please forgive the intrusion and please feel free to recreate your account. Thanks again for your patience.


Gnome Blog Poster

I have just installed a gnome based blog client and am trying it out. I installed the Gnome Blog Poster from the Ubuntu Software Center: with more information listed here: http://www.gnome.org/~seth/gnome-blog/ works ok I guess, no editing options… but good for a quick and dirty post.


chattr / lsattr

How do you make a file or folder undeletable or unchangeable even to the root user? Use the chattr command. This would be useful if you have a that you don’t want to delete by accident or if you are investigating a user’s file and you do not want someone deleting the “evidence” while you…


Movie typing

This is a fun little thing I came across the other day. If you want text to type out something on screen like you see in the movies, simply run this command echo “You can simulate on-screen typing just like in the movies” | pv -qL 10 You can also read from a file and…


Customize default Apache Success page

In order to change the default Apache success page (the page that you see when you just type in the hostname for example) you will need to modify the /usr/local/apache/htdocs/index.html file. This is not documented anywhere on cpanel docs or forums (not that I could find). To affect this change, you will need to login…


Multiple File Wget

If you work on multiple remote linux servers then you may need to download multiple files. The utility which is used to download files from the command line is called wget. In order to download a file from the command line using the wget command we would use the following command; wget URL replace ‘URL’…


Slurm

Slurm is a network monitoring tool which lets you monitor the traffic on your network interfaces. This traffic monitoring and analysis tool is in many situations particularly good if you are performing analysis. It is a real-time, command line utility so it comes in handy for those who work on remote Linux servers and have…