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November, 2009

  • 25 November

    Getting rid of crontab emails

    Question: How do I stop crontab from sending me emails after a cron job finishes? Answer: In Linux the default setting for crontab is to send an email to the owner after a cron job finishes. An easy way to change this is to reroute those emails into nothingness, which …

  • 19 November

    Grep: A Powerful Search Tool

    Grep is a powerful Linux tool that can make finding things much easier. If you have SSH access to your server and need to find something lost in your big mess of files, grep can help. A simple way to use grep is: grep "modern" /home/user/public_html/podcasts.opml This command will search …

  • 19 November

    The "history" command in Linux

    If you spend a lot of time working from the command line on your server, you will undoubtedly grow tired of having to type the same ones repeatedly in a session. And if you are anything like me, you might grow tired of having to look up long strings of …

  • 17 November

    Using the "ls" Command in Linux

    In Linux, few commands are more important when managing your file system than “ls”. On a server, it is very important to know how to view files and their properties. With “ls” you can view a simple list of files or any number of more complicated variations of the list. …

  • 17 November

    Setting the Correct Date for Your Linux Server

    Question: My dedicated server is showing a different timezone than my home computer. How can I set it to be on my timezone. Answer: Generally speaking it does not matter if your remote server is on a different timezone. It will still function, but when scheduling maintenance, upgrades, and backups, …