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Sandra Henry-Stocker
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Bite off some new command line wizardry with brace expansion -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3087606/chomping-down-on-bashs-brace-expansion
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Save yourself some time or scare the crap out of your Unix coworkers -- your choice with Unix aliases. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3085495/unix-aliases-for-good-and-evil
Unix aliases are generally extremely helpful, but watch out -- they can be used for mischievous ends.
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Have you ever wanted to display messages on your screen so that you could read them standing on your head? Of course not, but you can!
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There's a Linux command that can help repair mistakes in the commands you type. Just don't say its name where your boss or customers can hear you.
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No, shamelessly lifted bits and pieces from various locations. Luckily I don't need to deal with PuTTY. :)
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Make your Unix terminal window more helpful and fun with a little customization -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3059567/making-your-command-line-more-helpful-and-fun
You can do a lot more with your command line font colors than turn them on and off. How about picking your own colors? How about customizing your prompt so that it balks when you make a mistake?
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Creatively looking at system performance with the top command -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3049413/the-artistry-of-top
The top command's many options allow you to be creative when you're looking into system performance
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You can't change history, but you can change how it's displayed -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3082705/unix-history-your-way
You can easily store date and time information in your history files so that you know when commands were entered and you can display that information in a large variety of ways.
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Converting numbers to different numeric bases is easy on the Unix command line. Just learn a little syntax or stash your conversion commands in a script.
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Your mom's lessons may well be behind the things you do today to manage your servers
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A super deal of hacking/security books from my favorite technical publisher (No Starch Press) joining up with Humble Bundle. To improve your skills and help to support the EFF, check out http://www.computerworld.com/article/3061931/security/the-humble-hacker-s-book-bundle.html
A bundle of ebooks that will sharpen your hacking skills -- at almost any price you care to pay!
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When a script is passed a file name as an argument, how can you tell if it's relative or absolute?
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Your scripts can add important messages to log files. Just try logger.  http://www.computerworld.com/article/3047162/ad-hoc-logging-with-logger
Logger makes it easy to add custom messages to your system log files.
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Science
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Speech Pathology & Audiology
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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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    ISSM, present
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