Random Unix Links

“Lisp for the Web” by Adam Petersen

An introduction to TrueCrypt free software that encrypts your files transparently, on the fly. For unix and Windows.

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm

Introduction to Named Pipes

Efficient Editing With vim: "This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of vim -- insert mode, command mode, loading and saving files, etc. It is intended to help vi novices develop their skills so that they can use vi efficiently."

Why, oh WHY, do those #?@! nutheads use vi? is a very cogent answer to the question. See also the author's graphical cheatsheets linked from the page.


"rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems.

Using rsync and hard links, it is possible to keep multiple, full backups instantly available. The disk space required is just a little more than the space of one full backup, plus incrementals."

Finding Rootkits

Timo's FAQ materials: very useful and engagingly presented information on usenet, procmail, and many other subjects.

Using the xargs Command

apt-get Primer:

"If any single program defines the Debian Linux project, that program is apt-get. apt-get is Debian's main tool for installing and removing software. Working with the .deb package format, apt-get offers sophisticated package management that few Red Hat Package Manager RPM-based distributions can match.”

File Synchronization with Unison: "Think of Unison as two-way rsync with a bit of revision control mixed in."

Staying Connected: Ben Okopnik, the Editor-in-Chief for Linux Gazette, explains in useful detail how he configures his linux laptop for flexible and reliable networking from anywhere. The details and approach have some application to any unix system, including OS X.

The Book of Postfix: Review by Danny Yee on Slashdot of The Book of Postfix (the mail transport agent) by Ralf Hildebrandt and Patrick Koetter.

Backups using rsync: Yet another approach to incremental backups using rsync and hardlinks, very clearly explained.

The "Remind" Calendar Program.

Book Review: The Debian System - Concepts And Techniques by Martin Krafft: "Can you imagine a book about Debian GNU/Linux stretching to 600 pages?"

Book Review: The Debian System, Concepts and Techniques: Another review of Martin Krafft's book, this time by Carla Schroder. Verdict: it's good.

Anti-spam mailserver stratagies.

Box Backup: "An open source, completely automatic on-line backup system for UNIX."

Mirror Your Web Site With rsync