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Unix+clones

Convert any video file to DVD with open source tools

Post date: April 28, 2006, 17:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 4617 Comments
Tutorial quote: You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV. Unfortunately, the video is encoded in XviD or QuickTime format, which your DVD player doesn't support. Don't worry -- here's how you can convert any video file to DVD using dvdauthor and MPlayer.
SGI

Installing IRIX 6.5 Across a Network

Post date: May 21, 2005, 10:05 Category: Installing Views: 6387 Comments
Tutorial quote: Installing across a network may be desirable for a number of reasons, usually speed, convenience (disks/CDROM attached to remote system) or necessity. I've done network installs on O2s, Octanes and Indys; in each case, a remote disk file system contained local copies of all the relevant 6.5 media.
Gentoo

Using extended attributes to better protect files

Post date: August 18, 2005, 18:08 Category: System Views: 12112 Comments
Tutorial quote: How many times have you accidentally overwritten a configuration file during an etc-update that you had customized? I had been aware of extended attributes for a long while now, but I had never taken the time to actually use them. The extended attribute that I am mostly interested with is the immutable attribute. This attribute, which can only be set by root, prevents a file from be changed or deleted, even by root.
Ubuntu

Apache Virtual Hosts and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy

Post date: July 17, 2008, 12:07 Category: Network Views: 4484 Comments
Tutorial quote: A HowTo/Guide on successfully setting up Apache Virtual Hosts, and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04). The guide walks through the whole process, and explains the necessary configuration files, which are slightly different on an Ubuntu system.
Unix+clones

Obscure Linux Commands: Cheating At Word Games

Post date: September 26, 2007, 09:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3837 Comments
Tutorial quote: Using crossword puzzles and Scrabble games to learn regexp by using grep, awk, an (anagram generator) and the dictionary file to cheat at them.
Fedora

Fedora 9 Installation Guide

Post date: May 14, 2008, 19:05 Category: Installing Views: 7389 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide describes how to easily configure your Fedora 9 installation. Learn how to upgrade from Fedora 7/8, add extra repositories, configure audio and video playback, install everyday needed applications and increase your system's performance and usability! Plus you can learn how to access your Windows Partitions and Shared folders, install Compiz-Fusion, SUN's JAVA, KDE and much more.
CentOS

Chroot jail SFTP only OpenSSH 5.x

Post date: May 5, 2008, 00:05 Category: Security Views: 10424 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes how to set up a chroot jail (SFTP only) to allow your users to ONLY use sftp (no ssh/bash/), and keep them stuck inside their own home directory. This tutorial is known to work on many other distributions as well as CentOS.
This tutorial is for the 4.9-5.x updates of OpenSSH
Linux

shred - Securely delete files in Linux

Post date: January 24, 2010, 06:01 Category: Security Views: 4629 Comments
Tutorial quote: In case you want to delete some confidential data from your computer just to make sure that it is no longer accessible to anyone, then do not delete the file using the regular rm command because there will still remain a chance that someone might use a software to recover your deleted data before the specific storage area is overwritten by new data. The proper way to permanently dispose of such data in Linux is the shred command.
Debian

Groupware Server With Group-Office, Postfix, Dovecot On Debian Lenny

Post date: February 26, 2009, 12:02 Category: Installing Views: 4855 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this howto I will explain how you can set up a groupware server using the Debian Linux operating system, Group-Office for managing the mailboxes and groupware functions like e-mail, shared calendars, file sharing etc., Postfix with virtual accounts in MySQL, Dovecot IMAP, SpamAssassin spam filter, and a vacation perl script that will handle out-of-office replies.
OpenSUSE

Write your own kernel module and insert it into running kernel

Post date: January 12, 2009, 08:01 Category: Programming Views: 4952 Comments
Tutorial quote: So, you want to write a kernel module. You know C, you've written a few normal programs to run as processes, and now you want to get to where the real action is, to where a single wild pointer can wipe out your file system and a core dump means a reboot.

kernel Modules are pieces of code that can be loaded and unloaded into the kernel upon demand. They extend the functionality of the kernel without the need to reboot the system. For example, one type of module is the device driver, which allows the kernel to access hardware connected to the system.
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