The Best Filesystem for an external hard disk of 1TB with cross platform support.

Disks are becoming cheaper and so it’s becoming common to have on our desk an external (usually USB) hard drive with a size of 1TB or more. Now, once that we bring at home our new gadget the first question for us is: “which Filesystem should i use with this big disk ?” There are [...]

Introduction to EncFS, Encrypted Filesystem

EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. EncFS is open source software, licensed under the GPL. As with most encrypted filesystems, Encfs is meant to provide security against off-line attacks; ie your notebook or backups [...]

Check your disk usage with df and du

As system administrator , but also as common user on my PC, one of the more common problem is when a file system got filled up at up at 100% of its size. So, in this article we’ll see 2 commands that can help us in keeping under control or check the space used in [...]

Incron – a cron based on FS events

In a former article we saw something about Inotify. inotify is a Linux kernel subsystem that acts to extend filesystems to notice changes to the filesystem, and report those changes to applications. It replaces an earlier facility, dnotify, which had similar goals. Last time I focused on the functionality of inotifywait command which can be [...]

Introduction to inotify

inotify is a Linux kernel subsystem that acts to extend filesystems to notice changes to the filesystem, and report those changes to applications. It replaces an earlier facility, dnotify, which had similar goals. The original developers of inotify were John McCutchan, Robert Love and Amy Griffis. It has been included in the mainline Linux kernel [...]