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  Something you may not know about Shell

Shell is also called command line interface, it is the interface between *nix users and computer. Shell is a program which provides service to access OS kernel services. This article is to introduce some not so well known but useful and interesting knowledge about shell. Wiki shell was born almost at the same time as Unix. The first UNIX shell was written by Ken Thompson in 1971 and its name is Thompson sh. It's older than Linux kernel. The default Shell in most *nix and MacOS is bash, bash was...

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  Convert ext3 to ext4 file system on CentOS

ext3 is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions, including Debian. Stephen Tweedie. On June 28, 2006, Theodore Ts'o, the principal developer of ext3, announced an enhanced version, called ext4. Today, we will show how to convert ext3 to ext4 format on CentOS. System environment: Release version : CentOS release 5.4(Final) Kernel:  Linux localhost.lo...

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  Use rsync to delete mass files quickly in Linux

Yesterday I encountered an issue to delete many log files in my Linux workstation, there were around 100,000 files to be deleted. These are log files and they grow very fast, and we need to delete them frequently. Usually we would use rm -rf * to delete these files, but we may need to wait for a relative long time if there are too many files. So we must adopt some unusual way. Fortunately, we can use rsync to delete mass files in one shot. 1. Install rsync yum install rsync 2. Create a new empty...

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  Office will finally be on iOS and Android in 2013

It was confirmed that Office would land on iOS and Android platforms by Microsoft in October. Microsoft claims that Office will be on these two platforms in some way. Now many sources indicated that Office will be officially launched at the beginning of 2013. It is reported that the mobile version of Office will be free on Android and iOS, it allows users to view Office documents. Mobile version of Office also requires a Microsoft account just like SkyDrive and OneNote App. After login, users c...

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  Concise bash programming skills

The following are some concise bash programming skills which we may need in our daily programming work. 1. Check status of command execution The usual way: echo abcdee | grep -q abcd   if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Found" else echo "Not found" fi Concise way: if echo abcdee | grep -q abc; then echo "Found" else echo "Not found" fi Of course you can remove if...else with following code [Sun Nov 04 05:58 AM] [kodango@devops] ~/workspace $ echo abcdee | grep -q ...

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  Windows 8 launch event data

Today on Microsoft Windows 8 launch event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows manager Steven Sinofsky shared with us some data. Let's see what's happening to Windows. Since launch, Windows 7 system gains a total of 670 million upgrade and 400 million new PC installed with Windows 7.Microsoft's cloud storage service Skydrive, 200 million users share 11 billion photos and 550 million documents. new 2PB file uploaded monthly.(1PB = 1024TB)Windows 8 has been tested in 190 countries for 1.24 bil...

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  Windows 8 price is unveiled

Although it's still half month away from releases of Windows 8, Microsoft releases price of all versions of Windows 8 on Windowsteam blog. From now on, users can pre-order this product on Amazon, Bestbuy, Staples and Office Depot. The prices for different version : Windows 8 Professional Upgrade : $69.99 Windows 8 Pro Pack-Product Key Card : $69.99 Windows 8 64 bit(Full Version) -- OEM : $99.99 Windows 8 32 bit (Full Version) -- OEM : $99.99 Windows 8 Professional 32 bit (Full Version) -- OEM ...

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  9 reasons to use Zsh

Like majority *nix users, I have been using bash for many years. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable with bash. I tried use some other shells as well such as ksh, tcsh and zsh which I am going to talk about. A few days ago, I found an open source project ranking in the 6th named oh-my-zsh on Github, I downloaded it and had a try with it. It's amazing. We should use zsh to replace bash now. Why do we need to use zsh? Here is a 4 minutes YouTube video which shows many reasons why we should switch from ...

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