How to clone the partition table on Linux with sfdisk

Sometimes you need to clone partitions on your hard drive for various reasons, hd damaged, creating a RAID 1 or something similar, then it is often tedious and impractical to perform the operation using the normal tools like fdisk, in this case you can use sfdisk. As reported in the manual: sfdisk is a non-interactive [...]

Stupid ssh tricks

I use ssh everyday and it’s my main tool to connect and manage servers, so I’m always interested in articles about ssh. Today I present an interesting article on this subject, written by Corey Quinn and posted on the sysadvent blog Every year or two, I like to look back over my client’s SSH configuration file [...]

APT 4 Newbies

An interesting and detailed howto on apt, first posted on linux mint community tutorials Intro by Wikipedia: The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing [...]

How to Download Youtube Video or Audio Tracks from the Linux Terminal

In the past I’ve published some articles regarding how to download music from youtube with the program YouTube to MP3, or videos with the programs xVideoServiceThief and flareget, they all accomplish the work with graphical interfaces, and this can be a great plus for many users, but others could prefer a simple command line program [...]

Hard Disks: Bad Block HowTo

Today I present an interesting aritcle on Bad Blocks, first published on http://virtualprivateserver.castlegem.co.uk/ Hardware fails, that is a fact. Nowadays, hard drives are rather reliable, but nevertheless every now and then we will see drives failing or at least having hiccups. Using smartcl/smartd to monitor disks is a good thing, below we will discuss how [...]