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Articles tagged with linux

  1. How to update MySQL to a version that is not available in Debian's repository

    Sometimes Debian's repository does not have the MySQL version that we need.

  2. Using Bluetooth audio devices on Debian

    In this article I explain how I get high quality audio with my Bluetooth headset.

  3. Still searching for a daily use computer that just works

    Unfortunately there have been several problems with my macOS install, and with the Unix ports I install with brew.

    There has been a time when the Finder appeared to not get an updated list of inodes. After moving files with the Finder the files appeared in the original directory as …

  4. Quick text manipulation, a practical `sed` example

    Suppose you have received a 10k line file of text in a format that is difficult for you to work with, like XML. You want to get some specific information from that file, and realize that getting that information by hand will take a long while.

    In some cases an …

  5. Connecting to your printer on a Linux system

    If you are using a GNU/Linux distribution and are having trouble finding your printer in print dialog screens, the following may be of help to you. Make sure you have CUPS installed, the Common Unix Printing System. Start cups first, on my system this can be done by executing …

  6. Setting up a Secure FTP server (SFTP)

    We want to set up a secure FTP server (let us call this 'the service', to avoid confusion). This service will receive backups. The service (and it's clients) don't need access to any unrelated commands. So we will make an empty PATH and won't let the users perform a normal …

  7. Configuring an Apache installation for use with the SSL protocol

    Is your ownCloud client saying Failed to connect to ownCloud: Connection refused?

    A possible cause could be that the webserver that is serving your ownCloud does not have SSL enabled. In this note I will describe how I did that for my own Apache 2 install. If you do a …

  8. Why I like the filesystem as an interface to the OS

    A short while ago I made a post about a daemon that I have developed. This daemon needs information about connected storage devices and their mounted partitions. There is currently only a Linux version. I tried to develop a Windows version too (in the same code base even) but that …

  9. USB Storage Back Up Daemon

    I am working an a daemon (service) that will automatically back up all mounted partitions on USB storage devices, with or without prior configuration for a particular drive. In it's simplest form, the daemon will back up any USB storage device that you plug in. This includes thumb drives and …

  10. Setting up network shares with NFS and Linux systems

    For quite a while, I have had a backup solution that I was not happy with. I have now remedied this. I am using a small server, a HP Proliant Microserver N40L. I tend to use Debian-based GNU/Linux systems at home. While I do eventually want my new solution …

  11. Minimal Linux and Windows process spawn test

    I am working on a small backup utility meant to add value to other, proper backup utilities. At the least, I want this program to run on any vanilla install of a (semi-) recent Linux or Windows desktop version. I would also like to keep a small file-size, and prefer …