Ubuntu stopped letting me force the display off while in X11 with a change to Gnome Screensaver. Continue reading “Making Sleeping Ubuntus Lie”
One time I was moving all of an application’s data to a new NFS server where I worked. I did an rsync to copy everything over, then took the application offline to do a re-sync of just the changes that happened during the first rsync. I do, because it took forever and I had to explain the downtime to the CEO.
Continue reading “rsync’ing NFS shares”
UPDATE 2 (2012-12-06): I think this was wrong until now, but I have it figured out. See the updated post below.
I have long wondered how to split output to two commands in bash, I figured it out today.
Continue reading “Split output to two commands in bash”
I run into machines from time to time that do not have any method of network time setting installed that I know has an incorrect date or time. Continue reading “Setting the date of a UNIX/Linux machine over the network with just ssh”