Month: May 2012

Follow our Twitter handler

We have a twitter handler where you will get latest updates from us about technology around the Linux and open source. We will keep updating twitter posts on regular basis. Our twitter handler is @linuxnix Please inform your friends, teammates, school friends and others who want to know about Linux and Linux administration to follow us on twitter to get latest updates on Linux, Linux admin tips, Scripting, Security etc. We will post some of the short and simple micro posts using our twitter handle. The home page of our Twitter handle is below.. Do you want to get Linux jobs in India to your inbox? Then follow our Linux jobs twitter handler @linuxnix_jobs As Twitter is blocked in many companies, please try to add our twitter handler when you are in home or free from blocking of sites. Please feel free to contact me directly twitter if you have any queries. It’s good to follow our twitter handler to get news on Linux most of the times....

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Refreshed to look better.

Hi all, We are happy to announce that we refreshed our site look and feel. From here on words the site will be more friendly without any cluttered look. We make it more user-friendly and removed unwanted things such as widgets, links and clutter data. We want to make a more user-friendly site and load much faster then compared to previous site. Feel free to contact us if you have any issues with the site look. Thanks,...

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Redhat Flagship distro RHEL7 to release in 2013 second half

Redhat announced that they are going to release RHEL7 by second half of 2013 on the occasion of their 10th anniversary of RHEL1 release some 10 years back. Jim Totten, vice president and general manager at Red Hat’s Platform business unit announced this in a webcast. There will be 2000 packages upgraded in this release and more improvements to support many hardware, security, Filesystems and performance. Redhat releases their flagship distro for every 3 years and patches for every 6 months. Here is a quick release dates of all the Versions of RHEL taken from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS (Pensacola), 2002-03-26 Update 1, 2003-02-14 (Release Notes) Update 2, 2003-05-02 (Release Notes) Update 3, 2003-12-19 (Release Notes) Update 4, 2004-04-30 (Release Notes) Update 5, 2004-08-18 (Release Notes) Update 6, 2004-12-13 (Release Notes) Update 7, 2005-04-28 (Release Notes, redhat-release-as-2.1AS-121.src.rpm) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES (Panama), May 2003 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (Taroon), 2003-10-22. Uses Linux 2.4.21 (Release notes also for updates) Update 1, 2004-01-16 (Release Notes) Update 2, 2004-05-18 (Release Notes) Update 3, 2004-09-03 (Release Notes) Update 4, 2004-12-21 (Release Notes) Update 5, 2005-05-20 (Release Notes) Update 6, 2005-09-28 (Release Notes) Update 7, 2006-03-15 (Release Notes) Update 8, 2006-07-20 (Release Notes) Update 9, 2007-06-15 (Release Notes) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Nahant), 2005-02-15. Uses Linux kernel 2.6.9-5 4.1, also termed Update 1, 2005-06-09 (kernel 2.6.9-11, Release...

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13 examples to use curly braces in Linux

This is a small post on how to crate multiple files/folders, sequence generation with flower brackets in-order to save valuable time. Creating empty files can be done with touch command. We will see how to create multiple files using this command in one shot. Example 1: Create a file with name abc.txt touch abc.txt Example2: Create multiple files abc, cde, efg, hij, klm touch  abc cde efg hij klm Example 3: How about creating 1 to 20 files, ie creating multiple files with one command. Its bit tedious job for an admin. Don’t worry Linux provide us with some useful option with “Flower...

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7 Linux read command examples for Shell scripting

The read command is useful in scripts when reading or asking an input from user. This read command is used when the script want to interact with user for his inputs to contunue the script. read command syntax read VARIABLE Example1: Read a value from user input. read VAR1 To display this value we have to use echo command. echo $VAR1 Example2: Reading two words/variable/values at a time. read VAR1 VAR2 Example3: Reading multiple values at a time. read VAR1 VAR2 VAR3 VAR4 Example4: Read values in to an Array read VAR1 ARR1=($VAR1) to display first value in array use below command echo ${ARR1[0]} Example5: Read values from a command read VAR1 VAR2 VAR3 << ( echo surendra kumar anne )  echo "Enter values are $VAR1 $VAR2 $VAR3" Example6: Read user input and give some info to user what he has to give. For this use -p option to display some info when reading value. read -p "Please enter one to ten numbers: " VAL1 Note: You no need to echo command to display information to user, you can achieve that one using read -p option. Example7: Read have inbuilt variable called REPLY. This is system variable which stores read value in to $REPLY. read -p "Please enter a value" echo "Enter value is $REPLY" Please share your thoughts on this. We will see other scripting related to postings at...

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