Crazy Times with zxfer
I’ve started using zxfer that @AllanJude referred me to recently. It does a nice job. My main difficulty was how to get it to work efficiently over the 10Mbps that’s my effective DSL speed. First, I made a copy of zxfer (zmxfer) that incorporates mbuffer. This is a crude hack, but helps me ensure that…
Cleaning up /boot | FreedomPenguin
Here’s a good way to free up some disk space on an Ubuntu (or Debian) machine.
Finding the Offending Directories | FreedomPenguin
Sometimes you really don’t want to back up certain things on a computer. I wrote this article to show how I diagnose when too much is being backed up.
Finding Recent Files | FreedomPenguin
Here starts my new series of articles on making backups on the command-line. The heart of the process is the “find” program.
Max out your IOPs with GNU Parallel
The GNU Parallel program is a clever way to simultaneously operate thing on multiple files (and other things). Tonight, we create the most IO intensive way to copy virtual machine images from one system to another: parallel rsync. My source system is an 8-core E5 with 32G of ram. I’m trying to backup 400+GB of…
Skimming Files Before You Grep Them – Freedom Penguin
Here are a few of my file searching strategies . http://freedompenguin.com/articles/how-to/skimming-files-before-you-grep-them/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork
Speeding ahead with ZFS and VirtualBox | FreedomPenguin
I have created a lot of VMs with VirtualBox and I organize their snapshotting with ZFS.
Using Command Line Aliases – Frequently | Freedom Penguin
I’ve been using command-line aliases since I was in college (a long time ago). Here’s a list of some of my favourite aliases.
WiFi Without Network Manager Frippery|Freedom Penguin
Sometimes you don’t want Network Manager getting in the way.