Tag Archives: UNIX

  • HOWTO Install and maintain free software easily under Solaris: pkg-get

    This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/161). pkg-get is somewhat a rewrite of the apt-get of to Sun’s Solaris. It is a script that uses wget and the pkg suite [1] of tools from Solaris to install, upgrade, and uninstall free software easily on Solaris. The list of packages […]

  • HOWTO Automatically logout your UNIX shell

    This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/358). To ensure a shell left open automatically logs out (kicks the user) after a certain idle time, most recent shells implement its autologout. Just set the right environment variable and you’re done! The following two expressions are equivalent. […]

  • Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/326). Sun Solaris is probably today’s most-used UNIX OS around, probably due to its security and high-performance approach. It has been traditionally running mostly on SPARC, a little on Intel platforms, but is now happily running on AMD64 also. Lately, Sun decided […]

  • UNIX and ports < 1024

    This article was first written in May 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/262). On UNIX, the ports < 1024 are accessible to user root only. That has many implications, as then most standard networked servers have to start as root anyway, because they use well-known ports (like HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP, …). To reduce […]

  • HOWTO Convert carriage returns between UNIX and DOS on Debian

    This article was first written in February 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/203). The convert carriage returns between UNIX- and DOS-kind of CR, use the tools dos2unix and unix2dos from the sysutils package. Usage is really simple: $ dos2unix filename or $ unix2dos filename where filename is the name of the file to convert. […]