Linux Terminal: How to color the output in bash scripts

An old article by Todd Partridge (Gently) but still really useful if you are writing some bash scripts and want them more readable with some colors: Users who have been using Linux for awhile often learn that creating a basic script is a good way to run multiple, often-repeated commands. Adding a little color to [...]

The legacy of Mandrake Linux: Rosa Linux

At the end of 90`s Mandrake Linux was the most popular distribution out there. Most thing that are today said about Ubuntu where first said about Mandrake. It was the number one distro from 1998 util 2004. User friendly, easy to use, easy to install, lot of preinstalled software, most popular by new users and [...]

Linux Games: Estranged: Act I

Recently (16 Jan 2014 ) this free to play game has been released for Linux on Steam. Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Explore the rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back [...]

Linux Terminal: sshfs, Remote directory over ssh

Often one wants a shared access to files across machines. Traditionally one uses the network file system (nfs). The network file server works as follows: There is an nfs server that exports some directories in its filesystem hiearchy to various nfs clients that mount these directory over the network into their file system hierarchy. As [...]

How to Chroot SFTP Users on Linux for maximum security

Article by Rahul Panwar first posted on A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children. A program that is run in such a modified environment cannot name (and therefore normally not access) files outside the designated directory tree. The term [...]