Terminal Dreams

I have been posting *nix apps and news to a new Tumblr called Terminal Dreams for those interested in that sort of thing.

Tips: Managing Many Servers via SSH

I manage many servers in my line of work and have found a few things to make life a little easier when it comes to SSH’ing into them when I start my laptop up.The first of these is maintaining an up to date ssh config file which is kept in ~/.ssh that allows me to […]

Tips: Finding Huge Files on Linux

I tend to always need to find the huge log files that are filling up servers. One fast way is to use find and awk to list them in human readable form: find / -type f -size +20000k -exec ls -lh {} ; | awk ‘{ print $8 “: ” $5 }’ Int he above […]

Using Dropbox for SSH Key and Configuration Storage

I have been using the free 2GB Dropbox account to store my SSH keys for our servers. Along with my mutt and other configuration files. The best part of Dropbox on Linux is being able to symlink things into the Dropbox directory to allow me to have the same configurations on all the various computers […]

Speeding Up Your Linux Desktop

For some time I have been using Ubuntu as my desktop distribution.  Recently even though my computer is quite powerful I have run into issues of slow going. The first thing I did was change to using Google Chrome for my daily browsing and Firefox as my backup browser for certain things.  This has helped […]