I am a new vi / vim text editor user and I know how to quit without saving changes. What if I want to wipe out all of the edits I have made in a session and get back to the original file? How do I wipe all changes since opening a file?Read answer to: \"Vi / Vim: (Read more...)
These are getting denser and denser with links, in part because I’m looking harder and in part because Hacker News is becoming a better and better source of links; there seems to be a new go-to site for tech links every 8-12 months. Slashdot, then Digg, then Reddit, then Hacker News… Intel has published a HTML5 development envi [...]
Are you using hotplugd? If you are, this post from ‘william opensource4you’ about a small patch he made may be useful to you.
John Marino has committed updates for libmpfr, diff utils, grep, and libexpat/libbsdxml. Libmpfr, the one item that I suspect doesn’t spring instantly to mind, is a library for floating-point computation.
I’m about to start setting up a ZFS-only box using FreeBSD 8.2. There will be no UFS volumes in this system. Every previous server I have set up has always booted from a gmirror’d UFS system first, then mounted a ZFS array. This time, everything will be on ZFS. I’ve described this server previously when [...]
As I described in a post to the kernel@ mailing list, the DragonFly 3.4 images are getting uploaded for mirroring and downloaded for testing. Assuming no surprises happen, we will be able to release very soon.
Francois Tigeot put together some examples of the improvements from DragonFly 3.2 to DragonFly 3.4. The improvement in tmpfs performance is pretty dramatic.
If you're following BSD related news, you probably would have know about Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition. The author is Michael W. Lucas, well known for fantastic technical books (Absolute FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, SSH Mastery, DNSSEC Mastery & others ). A while ago, I got hold of this book, Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition (in short [...]
For those of us still on IPv4 networks, the BSD-specific OpenGrok site bxr.su should now be available in general, not just on IPv6.
If you’re running DragonFly-current, which right now means version 3.3 and very soon 3.5, you are probably running pkgsrc. If you want to transition to dports, this pair of posts from John Marino will tell you how.
The April 2013 issue of BSD Magazine is all about FreeNAS. I mean, every article is FreeNAS related. If you’re curious about the product, this is the place to start. (The magazine is also now available in ePub format in addition to PDF.) Does FreeNAS count as another BSD flavor, rather than an appliance? I’m not sure.
The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation In Google\'s 2013 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project\'s ninth year in the program, having mentored over 150 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2012.
Ever since I realized that the anykernel was the best way to construct a modern general purpose operating system kernel, I have been performing experiments by running unmodified NetBSD kernel drivers in rump kernels in various environments (nb. here driver does not mean a hardware device driver, but any driver like a file system driver or TC [...]
LinuxFest NorthWest will be held April 27-28 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. This event is free to attend. We’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area. If you are attending the event, drop by and say hi.
Last week, Kris announced on the developers mailing list that the PC-BSD source repo has switched from subversion to github. For those of you who like to compile new features in order to test them before they are incorporated into a release or a rolling release, the instructions for getting source have been updated. Any references to svn in t [...]
Now’s the time to put in your application for Summer of Code projects, if you’re a student. The application period runs until May 3rd. There’s already been some proposals on the mailing lists; now they can be put in officially. I’ll point out the last link is from a returning GSoC student, and has a lot of detail; ( [...]
Once you\'ve installed your OpenBSD system, packages are there to make your life easier. A works for me/life is good guide for your weekend reading. Installing OpenBSD is easy, and takes you maybe 20 minutes. Most articles and guides you find out there will urge you to take a look at the files in /etc/ and explore the man pages (Read [...]
The second RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
I think spring has arrived; everything’s turning green, and a young man’s thoughts turn to computer hardware upgrades. Time to move to 64-bit! Anyway, lots of links this week. These are getting more and more content-filled over time, but I don’t think anyone minds… For the Bitcoin enthusasts: ‘…when my [...]