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Dec 21 2008

Synchronize Directories with Rsync and SSH

Published by under SSH

To copy or synchronize data across servers with SSH encryption benefits, run on the target: rsync -avz -e ssh remoteuser@remotehost:/remote/dir /local/dir/

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Dec 21 2008

Linux and Solaris Package Managers

Published by under Linux,Solaris

Here’s a package managers basic commands quick reminder/comparative for (in this order) – Linux Debian/Ubuntu, – Linux Redhat/Suse and – Solaris/OpenSolaris.   rpm and dpkg are basic package managers while yum (rpm) and apt-get/aptitude (dpkg) manage dependancies and (online) repositories.   # List ALL installed packages dpkg –list rpm -qa | grep rpm pkginfo   […]

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Nov 20 2008

Environment Variables and SSH

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Very few environment variables are defined when connecting to a remote host with an SSH authorized key.   # ssh localhost env SHELL=/bin/bash SSH_CLIENT=127.0.0.1 53816 22 USER=dave MAIL=/var/mail/dave PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games PWD=/home/dave LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHLVL=1 HOME=/home/dave LOGNAME=dave SSH_CONNECTION=127.0.0.1 53816 127.0.0.1 22 _=/usr/bin/env   To run a program calling libs from an unusual location, we’d need to redefine the […]

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Nov 15 2008

Compile your Applications Twice as Fast with Make

Published by under DevOps,Linux

Even though GNU “make” utility retrieves a lot of information off the system it’s running on, many times I have to wait a long time to get binaries compiled. It seems “make” doesn’t always pick the best settings to compile applications. I searched how I could speed up compilation times and here are some interesting […]

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Nov 07 2008

Additional Swap in File on Linux/Solaris

Published by under Linux,Solaris

You need more swap but there’s no more disk space left to create a partition? Here’s a quick and easy fix creating a swap file on the existing filesystem. No reboot needed! Solaris Linux Do not use swap files on a personal computer that is configured to “suspend to disk” since it requires a dedicated […]

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