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#470232 Split Archive tar.gz?

Posted by Crop on 02 January 2009 - 05:30 PM in Linux

Is it possible to generate a split type archive using tar? Similar to what RAR does:


When unrarring file1.rar it automatically collects r01, r02, etc.

#470231 Happy New Year!

Posted by Crop on 02 January 2009 - 05:28 PM in The Lounge

Yay! The year of Linux! Happy new year!

#470230 Read user input with bash?

Posted by Crop on 02 January 2009 - 05:25 PM in Linux

I've seen some installation scripts and other such scripts ask for user input (IE: Do you wish to continue? ) but I can't find an example when I now need it. How can I read user input to a variable in bash?

'Do you wish to continue?'

A yes would continue, no would exit. Anyone?

#469813 Change the date and timezone?

Posted by Crop on 18 November 2008 - 07:35 AM in Linux

How do I change/configure the date and timezone in Linux from the console?

#469812 Backup?

Posted by Crop on 18 November 2008 - 07:16 AM in Linux

I just tar all of my important files:

tar -zcvf home.tar.gz /home/crop/*

I can always restore the OS to default and just untar my files.

#469364 3,000 posts?

Posted by Crop on 01 August 2008 - 09:50 AM in Codecall News

You could try from newsgroups also.

#469363 DPI when docked

Posted by Crop on 01 August 2008 - 09:49 AM in Linux

When my computer is docked (which also means dual screen) it seems like my font DPI is dcreased. It looks fine when I undock and remove the dual screen though. Anyone else having this same problem?

I'm running KDE 3.5.

#469362 Question on dual booting

Posted by Crop on 01 August 2008 - 09:47 AM in Linux

Just put your boot CD in and let the installer run. It will partition your drive. It is in the last paragraph from Jordan's post above.

#468722 Daily System Health Checks

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:29 AM in Linux

It is in your logwatch.conf file (/etc/). Edit it and remove your email. It should be near the top.

#468721 8.10 fresh install.. help

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:26 AM in Linux

I've never seen any Linux OS wipe ALL partitions out. Are you sure it doesn't mean it will wipe all selected/linux partitions out?

/off to download Ubuntu 8 and see :)

#468720 How to protect against brute force?

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:22 AM in Linux

No. If you run a public webserver you should also use login detection software. The software will allow you to specify when to ban someone based on how many times they attempted to login. For example, if you set it at 5 and I tried (and failed) 5 times to login as root then the software would ban me.

There are two that I know of BFD (Brute Force Detection) and LFD (Logon Failure Daemon). Both work well.

#468718 Best Passwords?

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:12 AM in Linux

Aren't you afraid of someone reading or stealing the paper you wrote them down on?

#468717 Anti-Virus software?

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:12 AM in Linux

I count 21 total. You can see all of them at Linux malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

#468716 Mac VS. Windows VS. Linux

Posted by Crop on 22 June 2008 - 05:08 AM in Linux

Excellent read! What about BSD and UNIX operating systems? I'd also like to add a few points.

1) Vista can support more than 3gb of memory. I think XP had that limitation.
2) Default settings for XP and Vista remove even the BSOD (blue screen of death) and just reboot so you have no idea wtf just happened! LOL

I like the way you stated it was all stolen from Linux. Actually, it was stolen by BSD (FreeBSD I think) and then stolen by Mac. So they stole from the thief. I hate the fact that you have to have their PC to legally run it. Hacked editions don't work so well. Why is graphics so great on a Mac? Photoshop in MAC is horrible. I've seen better graphics development come from Windows than Mac.

I don't see it crash like Windows or Mac. More like services stop running. The X Windows system will sometimes hang but this is not an OS error. The lack of bug free commercial applications is the kill for this OS, IMO.

#468599 sudo: must be setuid root

Posted by Crop on 17 June 2008 - 05:36 PM in Linux

What are the permissions on your sudo file (/usr/sbin/sudo)?

#468598 Favorite FPS under Linux?

Posted by Crop on 17 June 2008 - 05:33 PM in Linux

I suppose it would be the only one I ever played, quake. Isn't there a free FPS for Linux that is very popular?

#468583 Failed Dependencies

Posted by Crop on 16 June 2008 - 11:16 AM in Linux

I'm trying to install rtorrent but I get Failed Dependencies error.

libsigc-2.0.so.0 is needed by rtorrent-0.8.0-1.el5.rf.i386
        libtorrent.so.11 is needed by rtorrent-0.8.0-1.el5.rf.i386

I tried searching for libsigc but can't find it. How do I know what RPM package it is in? Where can I find an RPM for el5?

#468323 Anti-Virus software?

Posted by Crop on 08 May 2008 - 04:43 AM in Linux

I've always used Clam AV. Works well and is free for non business use.

#468308 1000+ Posts!

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:50 PM in Codecall News

10,000 posts is a good goal. It seems like a slow forum though so it could be years before it is reached :)

#468307 What makes a top tutorial

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:49 PM in Linux Tutorials, Guides and Tips

I like easy to follow tutorials. Tutorials that bold/highlight the category headings. Steps are good like 1st do this, 2nd do that, etc.

#468306 Installing/Changing the BootSplash screen in Debian

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:45 PM in Linux Tutorials, Guides and Tips

Nice tutorial, is this not default on Debian installations?

#468305 Using Grep

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:43 PM in Linux

I think there is a way. Do a man grep and see what the options are.

#468304 lastlogin

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:41 PM in Linux

I'm pretty sure this is in your ssh.conf file. You need to turn on a directive. I think it is "ShowLastLogin On" or something like that.

#468303 What is your favorite distro and why?

Posted by Crop on 06 May 2008 - 01:39 PM in Linux

I like Ubuntu also. Its very easy to use and easy to learn.

#468263 Errors

Posted by Crop on 01 May 2008 - 05:55 AM in Linux

I get these errors when I try to execute a script that mails the contents:

find: /proc/27428/task: No such file or directory
unable to open lastlog-file lastlog

Here is the script:

cat file | mail -s "File Contents" my@email.com

Any ideas?

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