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Sandra Henry-Stocker
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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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Controlling the exactness of your copies with rsync -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3041481/having-your-way-with-rsync
With the right group of options, you can get rsync to do just what you want and nothing more
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Good picture Sandra! +Sandra Henry-Stocker 
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Need just the right performance data to figure out how your servers are doing? No problem. Try dstat! http://www.computerworld.com/article/3033888/getting-system-insights-with-dstat
The dstat command can provide the data that you need when troubleshooting system problems or evaluating performance -- succinctly, easily, and to your specifications.
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Commands for looking at processes on your Unix systems -- http://www.computerworld.com/article/3028066/half-a-dozen-ways-to-look-at-unix-processes
Gain insights into the processes running on your Unix servers with familiar and unusual commands.
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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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Pi Day is over but, if you start now, you can calculate pi to an incredible number of digits for next year's big day. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3044109/a-postlude-on-pi-day
One simple command on a Linux system lets you calculate pi to as many digits as you have the patience to wait for
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Looking to goof off on the Linux command line? Try these commands. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3035480/linux/9-really-odd-linux-commands.html
Nine commands that do some very unusual things on Linux systems. Some could actually prove useful.
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figlet (as newban Spring 1991) predates Linux (Oct 1991) and is available on a wide variety of operating systems since, as v2.x.
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Probing into your Unix server can be easier (or just a tad overwhelming) if you cd over to /proc. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3031656/probing-into-your-systems-with-proc
A huge collection of details about your Unix systems lies right under your fingertips. All you have to do is cd over to /proc.
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Digging into the details of your Linux server's hardware is easy if you know the dmidecode command. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3025958/digging-into-your-linux-systems-hardware
The dmidecode command can tell you a lot more about your Linux server's hardware than you'd ever want to know
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    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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