Posts in category FreeBSD
Builtin commands are contained within the bash shell itself. How do I list all bash builtin commands under Linux / Apple OS X / *BSD / Unix like operating systems without reading large bash man page?Read answer to: \"Linux / Unix Bash Shell List All Builtin Commands\"
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Konstantin Belousov has been hired as its first full-time member of technical staff, a key milestone of the Foundation\'s investment in staff for 2013.
When I type find . -type d -name \"foo\" command I get Permission denied error messages. How do I exclude all \"permission denied: messages from the find command under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux / Unix Find Command: Avoid Permission Denied Messages\"
How do I use the pwd command in Linux or Unix like operating systems? How can I use pwd command in UNIX or Linux shell scripts for automation purpose?Read answer to: \"HowTo: Use pwd Command In Linux / UNIX\"
From time to time, my Bacula – space and time website shows some old jobs that need to be copied to tape. Stuff from 100 days or more. There’s no reason to copy stuff that old to tape. It’s already been copied to tape. So why does it appear? Last night I swapped some tapes [...]
I wasn’t aware of this, but apparently DragonFly’s version of patch(1) comes from OpenBSD and NetBSD. FreeBSD’s old version of patch is being replaced by this and modified to match the old one’s behaviors. It would be worthwhile to bring these changes back, if possible, just to reduce the differences in a utility tha [...]
Improving vim skill have a new way, \"breaking\" the arrow keys on the keyboard. No No, not literally! Just disable them by assigning \"no operation\" to the arrow keys stroke. This will render your arrow keys useless when you\'re inside vim editor, thus forcing you to stick to h, j, k & l key to move around. Put (Read more...)
The October to December 2012 Status Report is now available with 27 entries.
The July to September 2012 Status Report is now available with 12 entries.
I am a new vi (vim) text editor user. How do I quit the vi editor and save my changes under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Vi / Vim: Save And Quit The Editor Command\"
For once, I got to read the commit logs for other BSDs… The OpenBSD ‘Papers’ page has some videos listed to match the OpenBSD-related presentations from EuroBSDCon 2012. Not only does NetBSD support the BeagleBoard, but Michael Lorenz is committing from it. FreeBSD has brought in a new version of bmake and jemalloc. I’ [...]
How do I use the cat command to display the line numbers for a file called myapp.c under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux/Unix: Cat Command Display Line Numbers\"
In this post, we’re going to demonstrate why aligning your disk partitions can be a good idea. For starters, we’re going to go with the default alignment, do a test, then align, and redo the test. But first, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, this randomly discovered post may be a [...]
During a recent install of FreeBSD 9.1 onto a gmirror, it was pointed out that my disk partitions were not aligned. Today, I’ll look at how that affects performance, both before and after alignment. Last night, I installed FreeBSD 9.1 onto a separate HDD, which I’ll use as a floater. I can attach this HDD [...]
Late last week I installed FreeBSD 9.1 onto a gmirror, which I created during the install process. I documented it via photographs and comments. Hopefully, the next time I do this, it will be useful to refer to this resource. NOTE that when I did this, the partitions were not aligned properly. See the comments [...]