chkconfig command is used to start, stop and view the status of all services running on the system. It allows you to display and change the services on your system at all levels. Let us see some basic commands in this short how-to.
rsync is a command-line backup tool that synchronizes files and directories from one system to another. Those who aren’t familiar with command line rsync, there is a GUI alternative available called Grsync. Grsync is a graphical user interface front-end for the rsync tool. Its a cross platform tool normally works under Linux, Windows OS and Mac OS. In […]
The “top” command provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system. It can display system summary information as well as a list of processes or threads currently being managed by the Linux kernel. The types of system summary information shown and the types, order and size of information displayed for processes are all user configurable and that configuration can […]
OpenDNS is a free DNS alternative to your ISP DNS. It helps you to get faster and as well as safer browsing at absolutely free. It speeds up your browsing experience by connecting to better DNS servers that are faster and reliable. Anyone can use this DNS for their individual system or home network. For […]
During the week, Unixmen exclusively interviewed Illumos Founder, Garrett D’Amore. Garrett has worked for the likes of Sun Microsystems and Nexenta. Upon the announcement of Oracle closing development of OpenSolaris, he founded the Illumos project which would become a continuation of the OpenSolaris kernel. We asked him to shed some light on what he thinks […]
Have you ever thought how much is your data worth? Have you ever thought how much time, energy and money did you spend on your data? Hard disks break and if you have not backed up your data you will lose time and money. It is your job as a User or Administrator to protect […]
When Oracle announced it was discontinuing the development of OpenSolaris, there was shock among the free Unix community. OpenSolaris was popular and had a very loyal user-base and good support from developers, internal and community. A fork of OpenSolaris was quickly announced. A fork of the kernel would become what is known as Illumos. And […]