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Make Password Asterisks Visible In Your Mac Or Linux Terminal

When you run a command with sudo in Linux, the terminal prompts you to type in your password — and doesn't give you any visual feedback. Here's a …

How to Use Awk to Find and Sort Text in Linux, GnuCash

awk is a splendid Unix scripting language for processing text files. The version included in most Linux distros is GNU awk, or gawk for short. I like …

Using the New GUID Partition Table in Linux (Goodbye Ancient MBR)

In How to Upgrade Your Linux PC Hardware we learned about choosing Linux-compatible components, and some great Linux commands for probing hardware …

Cools tricks for Linux System Administrators

In my experience as as a sysadmin I came across very cool tricks that are useful for my work.<p><b>Recovering the root password</b><p>You are the new fancy …

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<i>MySQL’s founder is encouraging people to steer away from his creation. Here’s why he’s wrong.</i><p>Schism between the worlds of open source and proprietary …

12 Clever Ways to Repurpose Old Tech

12 Ways to Repurpose Old Tech<p>1. Coin tumbler from printer<p>2. MIDI device from a toy piano<p>3. Dessert stand from records<p>4. USB stick from floppy disk<p>5. …

6 Things IT Managers Need to Know About Hiring vs. Training

In a recent article we looked at doing a skill assessment of your IT teams and it raised a question that IT managers and CIOs have to deal with …