March 18, 2010
Here are two interesting little tools, one of which should definitely be in your arsenal, and another that you still might find useful every now and again.
seq is, simply, a tool that prints out a sequence of numbers. For instance, run
seq -w 01 10
and it will output:
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 [...]
March 8, 2010
Today I’m not going to talk about any specific aspect of Linux, or any other operating system. Instead I’m going to talk about the OS from a more holistic perspective.
Operating systems, and programs, etc., need to present themselves to humans in a way that humans can understand. This seems like a no-brainer, but [...]
January 11, 2009
Today I’ll be covering a critically important part of Linux that gets no airtime at all, and that’s the shared memory subsystem. The closest you’ll come to it in most cases is seeing a /dev/shm filesystem when you type df. That is a recent development, however.
The shared memory subsystem came about because of [...]