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ArtLung posts tagged with “unix” ·

  • The Reluctant Sysadmin
    This morning I had a compile that was hanging and/or calling itself. This made the server, and more importantly, the “yes people use it” webserver unresponsive. This was not fun. Here are the tools I used to kill the processes: ps -aux | grep -i make | awk ‘{print $2}’ ps -aux | grep -i…
  • I just realized I can do spellcheck in Pine
    I just realized I can do spellcheck in Pine, my unix mailer. How I managed to assume Pine could not do spellcheck for 4 years escapes me. I feel like a dunderhead.
  • Useless Information About My B-Day
    Michael Rapaport, he of Mighty Aphrodite, and I share the same birthday — both date and year — March 20, 1970. Some other folks of note who were born on March 20th (but not in 1970) include: Spike Lee, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Hal Linden, Tracy Chapman, and Carl Reiner. I used to be quite…
  • Quickies
    Joel strikes again! with great insights on what clients are looking at when they evaluate our software and web projects. As in lfe,we judge things based on surface aspects that are less important than their underpinnings. This is a great, funny, geeky cron anecdote. It made me laugh. (Requires some unix knowledge) I think I’m…
  • New lab item: Batch File Rename By File Extension in Unix…
    New lab item: Batch File Rename By File Extension in Unix. (Not really new, but moved from the smorgasborg)
  • Some MacOSX Links of Note for Web Geeks
    Killer page of OSX Links It appears to be down at the moment. Google it and grab a mirror today! Apache-mySQL-PHP installation tutorial Apple’s OSX Downloads Building OpenSSH 2.5.2 on Mac OS X 10.0.1 Building Zope and Python on MacOS X Server Mac OS X / Mac OS X Server Resources MacNN’s OSX News MacOSX…
  • linklint is one of a very few perfect
    linklint is one of a very few perfect pieces of software around. By which I mean that it does what it sets out to do with a minimum of fuss. I have been using it since at least 1998 to wrangle the links in large static html sites. The author, Jim Bowlin, has put the…
  • There is no undo for rm * in unix.
    There is no undo for rm * in unix. The files are just gone. And you only have yourself to blame.