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Selecting Your Default Linux Shell

When I got my server up and running, it was dumping me into a default C-Shell. I am familiar with the Bourne Again SHell, or BASH. I kept having to...

/ July 5, 2011

sudo su vs. sudo su –

I’ve always wondered this but finally got the answer as to why you should use: [crayon-5b021fe89d6a2946106387-i/] instead of using: [crayon-5b021fe89d6bb864026616-i/] When adding the ‘-‘ character to the end of this...

/ June 29, 2011

Create Random Passwords with makepasswd

We all know the best way to have a secure password is for it to be random. There are a ton of sites out there that will give you a...

/ June 14, 2011

Patching 32-bit .deb for 64-bit

I’ve been finding lots of .deb packages that are compiled for 32-bit OS’s that don’t have 64-bit versions available. While this may not be the most elegant solution, it’s been...

/ April 4, 2011