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Sandra Henry-Stocker
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Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Star Tannery, Virginia
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There's a lot more to ls than many Unix admins realize. Let's look at how it can help with your system security and troubleshooting tasks.
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Ransomware is getting much more sophisticated and costly. Here's a look at what has changed and what you should be thinking about right now.
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SysAdmin Day is tomorrow. Here are some ideas on what you can do to show your appreciation for your systems administrators' tireless work. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3100632/making-plans-for-sysadmin-day-2016
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Ha ha. I used to do things like that when people left their screens unlocked and then went to lunch. Wrong is relative!

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The xargs command is more versatile than you might imagine. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3095907/arranging-data-and-running-commands-with-xargs
Useful things that you can do on the command line with xargs
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The lsof command has so many options that you may not be making good use of it. Let's look at ways that you can make it work better for you.
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Sometimes you have to deal with too many arguments -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3117040/dealing-with-unix-arguments
Just about all you need to know about arguments in scripts and on the command line
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Put all the commands you need for extracting from archives in a script and you'll never find yourself scrambling for the right syntax
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Think your password is safe just because you change it every month? M@yb3 n0t! http://www.computerworld.com/article/3104015/periodic-password-changes-good-or-bad
The pros and cons of periodic password changes -- the things we need to consider.
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Sysadmin Day is this Friday. Who you gonna appreciate? Sysadmin day is this Friday! Who you gonna appreciate? http://www.computerworld.com/article/3100027/here-comes-sysadmin-day
What do sysadmins wish for as their special day approaches?
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There are so many Linux distributions! How many will you recognize? http://www.computerworld.com/article/3093259/linux/can-you-guess-which-linux-distribution-this-is.html
Linux has over 250 distributions. Here are 25 of them -- can you ID them given a couple clues?
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Unix Administration & Cyber Security
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Unix, Access Governance, Scripting, Vulnerability Scanning, Firewall analysis, Technical writing
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  • IDG
    Blogger/columnist
    Author of "Unix as a Second Language" -- a regular blog on IDG's Contributor Network. Sandra has been writing technical books and magazine (print and online) since 1991 and has been an active Unix/Linux admin and system security specialist since 1983.
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Star Tannery, Virginia
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Science
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Speech Pathology & Audiology
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