Command Line: Wodim Burning with wodim

Jun 21, 2012

Wodim works behind the scenes in popular CD/ DVD-burning software, but it’s even more powerful at the command line.

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Fabric Python Library Stitching together a crazy sys admin world with Python

Jun 21, 2012

The Fabric Python library makes it extremely easy to create repeatable scripts of commands over SSH to any number of servers.

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Command Line: Vim Outliner Vim Outliner orders your thoughts

May 29, 2012

If you need to outline an essay, make a list, or write something highly structured like a CSS file for a website, then look no further than the command line, especially if you’re already comfortable with the Vim text editor.

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PHP-CLI PHP for the command line

May 29, 2012

PHP is not just for websites. Command-line PHP scripting has been around for more than 10 years, which makes the language and its comprehensive libraries eminently suitable for the toolbox of any administrator who manages web servers.

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Protect your Documents with GPG GPG

Apr 09, 2012

You may have already tried PGP/GPG public key encryption for documents or mail, but do you know what’s going on under the hood and what level of security you’re actually getting? We take an in-depth look at GnuPG encryption.

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Bash Tips: Autocompletion

Feb 28, 2012

Steer around errors and save yourself some typing by adding autocompletion to your Bash scripts.

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Book Review: The Linux Command Line

Feb 24, 2012

A complete introduction to the shell for novices and masters alike.

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Rescuing Lost Files with TestDisk and PhotoRec Saved!

Feb 12, 2012

TestDisk and its cousin PhotoRec will help you recover the data you thought you’d lost.

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