Charly's Column The sys admin's daily grind: Nload

May 01, 2008

Network monitors are a dime a dozen, but Nload, which separates incoming and outgoing traffic and draws graphs on the console without X, is unique.

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Command Line: SSH SSH, SCP, and SFTP

May 01, 2008

SSH offers a secure approach to working on remote machines and encrypted data transfer. We'll show you other benefits of the secure shell.

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Shell Scripts in Waiting: the Waitmax Tool

Mar 17, 2008

Linux consultant Matthias Kettner has just released Version 1.0 of his Waitmax Software. It gives programs a specified time to complete after terminating them.

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Hdparm Goes 8.1

Feb 18, 2008

Moving from version 7.7 to 8.1 gives users of the hard disk tool new options and new information displays.

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ImageMagick Image processing on the console

Jan 28, 2008

GIMP isn’t the only option for photo manipulation. ImageMagick, a collection of command-line programs for image processing, can help you process multiple images in one go.

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Dwdiff Shows Changes Word for Word

Dec 21, 2007

Version 1.3 of dwdiff, a free front-end for the Unix diff program has just been released and is now licensed under the GPLv3.

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Command-Line Tools Sound, Video, and News at the Command Line

Dec 18, 2007

Learn more about Linux text-based multimedia utilities for playing streams, editing images, and reading CDs or DVDs from the command-line.

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Livecd-creator Building a custom live CD with Fedora’s livecd-creator

Oct 31, 2007

Fedora 7 comes with new tools for creating custom live CDs and custom .iso files. We’ll show you how to get started with Fedora's new command-line tool, livecd-creator.

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