Apr 022011

tux-terminal A new month is come and now is the time to see what were the most read articles of the month of February.

7) Using cut on linux terminal

Among the commands available from the linux terminal there’s also cut, very useful for processing strings and characters in general.

The cut command is one of the oldest Unix command. That means that it is more then 40 years old. And it shows. It is important to understand that this is a Unix command and behaves in “Unix way”.

6) Record your terminal with Script

The script command is part of the util-linux-ng package and so should be available already installed in any distribution, or you should be able to easily add it.

What’s script ?

From his man page:

Script makes a typescript of everything printed on your terminal. It is useful for students who need a hardcopy record of an interactive session as proof of an assignment, as the type script file can be printed out later with lpr.

5) SysRQ in Linux

Sometimes happen that your desktop freeze and you cannot do anything, so the only choice is to unplug the power cord ?
No, Linux has the magic SysRq key that can sync your disk and issue a reboot of your system…and many more things.

What is the magic SysRq key?

It is a ‘magical’ key combo you can hit which the kernel will respond to
regardless of whatever else it is doing, unless it is completely locked up.

4) 35 Great Open Web Games

Game On 2010 is Mozilla Labs‘ first international gaming competition. Game On is all about games built, delivered and played on the open Web and the browser.

Now we are at the final phase and there are 35 great games fighting to get the first prize. You can still cast your vote and get a chance to win a prize from the mozilla foundation

3) Bash as CGI

Sometimes it can be useful with a simple CGI to show the contents of a directory, or run a command with some parameters.
If you are a programmer you probably will think at a elegant and practical solutions in Java, Ruby or PHP, but for a system administrator may be convenient to make a simple bash program, a language he’s using everyday.

Let’s see how to use the bash we use usually on the terminal in a CGI program

2) 3 Screen saver on Linux

Tired of the “usual” screensaver present on the major Windows Manager?

Today we will see some alternative programs that can be used on our linux to have new and original effects.


1) 12 open source books

Open source is very dedicated to sharing information, comparing and learning, then in this article i will recommend some readings of open books that you can download, read and if you want print freely.

Enjoy the reading of these 7 articles, and see you in 1 month for the best articles of March.

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