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What is an init script, what is the use of it, how to write an init script? Lets begin to know the answers. Declaimer: Use it at your own risk!!! Writing this topic for learning and knowledge sharing purpose only. You must own root privileges (and…

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What is my CentOS/RedHat/Fedora Linux Distribution Name and Version

There are many way find the Linux Distribution Name and Version, but my favorite to find  CentOS/RedHat/Fedora distribution name and version is to read from /etc/redhat-release file. In CentOS 6.5, /etc/redhat-release file contain following contents: #…

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Use of lock files in init scripts

In /var/lock/subsys/ directory, there are various files like network, iptables, ip6tables, sshd, rsyslog etc. all these files are the lock files created by their init scripts. Most of these files may be empty. These files play the important role in Linux…

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CentOS 6 CD/DVD/ISO to USB Installation

I tried various Linux ISO to USB software like UNetbootin, liveusb-creator, Universal-USB-Installer etc to create CentOS 6 (take a look at new look of CentOS website) bootable USB/pendrive. But all have some problems or limitations which force me to use…

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2013 in review, welcome 2014

I got most visitors from U.S., thanks to my U.S. visitors. After that Indian visitors make a good figure, special thanks to them also. I am expecting more visits from them. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this…

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