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Make Perl Scripts More Readable With perltidy

I am of course sure that everyone reading this is well aware of scripting best practices and always...

Supercharge Your LAN With Condor, part 1

Condor is a batch job queueing system, which runs across multiple machines. It takes jobs from users,...

Monitoring Network Traffic With IPTraf

IPTraf is a very useful ncurses-based application that shows the traffic passing through your machine. On startup, you can...

Cracking Passwords

Scripting Best Practices

Scripting languages are incredibly useful for quick-fix scripts. The problem with this is when the quick-fix script...

The Joys of xargs

xargs is an incredibly useful command: it takes in input and executes your chosen command on it: xargs...

rsnapshot: rsync-Based Filesystem Snapshot

Snapshot filesystems, which offer instant-availability backups from multiple time points, are a great idea. But migrating to a new...