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  How to find which process a file is being written by in Linux?


Some people ask a file is being written by one process and they want to check this process, but they cannot find the process even with sof. This question is very common and there are many solutions, here we introduce a straightforward method. In Linux, each file will be stored on one device and of course there will be a relative inode, then we can use vfs.write to know who is writing the inode on one specified device continuously. Luckily there is inodewatch.stp in the installation package of s...

   Linux,process,file write     2013-03-16 21:44:35


  Some useful Linux commands for teamwork


A small development team in the intranet will frequently transfer codes, share files. Here are some command we use frequently to release some of our work. They are not applicable to Windows users. 1. Output program execution output through GTalk. Sometimes we may need to send the program execution result and log to teammates for debugging using IM. These outputs are very troublesome to copy and send while in command line mode. So we could have a program called gpipe.py which can put GTalk as a p...

   Linux,NFS,GTalk,HTTP     2013-01-16 04:36:33


  The rather petite Internet of 1995


As you may know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, sometimes we like to take a trip down memory lane. It’s time for another one of those trips, to the murky past of the Internet and the dawning World Wide Web of 1995.Let’s start first with the people who actually use the Internet. How many were there back then?Worldwide Internet users in 1995Today there are almost 2 billion Internet users worldwide. In 2000, there were 361 million worldwide. But go back even farther in time and you...

   Internet,Web,1995,Netscape,Microsoft,Net     2011-05-27 12:50:46


  How to forcibly eject a CD/DVD from a MacBook Air USB SuperDrive


So you've got a DVD stuck in the external USB SuperDrive that connects to the MacBook Air? And you've tried hitting the magic Eject button on the keyboard to no avail?And you've tried drutil tray eject at the command-line? And you've tried booting with Option held down and clicking eject? And you've tried plugging the drive into other machines (Macs, Windows PCs, Linux machines) to no avail?What do you do?Clearly you hit the physical eject button, right? Every DVD drive has one of those. On the ...

   Apple,Macbook,USB Drive,Ejection     2011-11-17 08:39:56


  Haxe: Another multiplatform language


There are two kinds of programmers: One is using different languages to solve problems, the other is inventing languages to solve problems. Haxe is an emerging open source programming language which is universal, powerful and easy-to-use. Some languages claimed they were multiplatform languages, such as Java, C# and ActionScript. They all are based on some platforms, Java has JVM, C# has .Net and ActionScript has Flash Player. While Haxe is a trule multiplatform language, it can be used to devel...

   Haxe,Multiplatform,Open source     2012-06-11 08:08:28


  Top 10 PHP Best Security Practices for Sys Admins


PHP is widely used for various of web development. However, misconfigured server-side scripting would create all sorts of problem. And here are php security best practices that you should aware when configuring PHP securely. Nowadays most of the web servers are operated under Linux environment (like: Ubuntu, Debian...etc). Hence, in the following article, I am going to use list top 10 ways to enhance PHP Security Best Practices under Linux environment. My sample setup for PHP Security Tips: D...

   PHP,code security,System admin,Advice,Best practice     2012-02-01 00:04:37


  Latest : Asp.Net 5 Beta 7 Is Now Available


Asp.net developers can now use the latest update asp.net 5 Beta 7 on both NuGet and Visual Studio 2015 to make good asp.net development practices. The update also has the first public preview of .Net Execution Environment for Linux and Mac without any need of Mono. To know how to use asp.net 5 beta 7, read this article further. You need to install the update first to use its features with Visual Studio 2015. You can download and install it from Microsoft’s official site. The update brings ...

   ASP.NET 5 BETA 7     2015-09-18 06:33:54


  The story behind Sublime Text


Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor, with a Python application programming interface (API). The graphical user interface design was inspired by Vim.Its functionality is also extendable with plugins; Post its release, it gained much attention and wide popularity. Do you know what's the story behind Sublime Text? Jon Skinner left his job as a software engineer at Google in order to pursue a dream: to build a better text editor. The end result is the popular Sublime Text t...

   Sublime Text,Story,History     2013-09-22 11:05:36


  Using Fabric to deploy web app


Many people may use FTP and rsync to synchronize codes to server, this way is fine but it may be troublesome when you need to deploy many times a day, actually there is a simple way if you can spend time on finding the fast way. We introduce Fabric today for deploying web app to remote server. Fabric is a deployment tool written with Python, the biggest feature if it is you no need to login to remote server, you can execute remote commands locally. Here is s simple deployment script written with...

   Fabric, Web deployment,SSH,Python     2012-12-08 03:16:00


  Smuggling data in pointers


While reading up on The ABA Problem I came across a fantastic hack.  The ABA problem, in a nutshell, results from the inability to atomically access both a pointer and a "marked" bit at the same time (read the wikipedia page).  One fun, but very hackish solution is to "smuggle" data in a pointer.  Example:#include "stdio.h"void * smuggle(void * ptr, int value){  return (void *)( (long long)ptr | (value & 3) );}int recoverData(void * ptr){  return (long long)ptr &...

   C,Pointer,Bit,Data,Atomic,Smuggle     2011-11-14 08:15:59