Category: Linux Tech

Using fsck to check and repair Linux filesystems

No matter how well you take care of your computer, sometimes, it will just crash and you often have to pull off the plug to restart the computer. When such crashes happen, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make …


7z on Linux

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that 7zip is available for Centos and other Linux distributions. And it works just as it does on Windows. On Redhat-style distros you can get 7zip for Linux with the following: yum -y install p7zip It seems to me that I had to link /usr/bin/7za to /usr/local/bin7za (ln -s …


Nginx – simple install script for Centos 5.5

Anything that you find on this site, like this, is really here for my own entertainment/study. You can download things and use them but, of course, there are no guarantees… This is my playground, kids. This is a quick script for Centos 5.5 that compiles a couple of superfluous packages, but which works fine. It compiles Nginx 1.38, …


Code to find files of a certain type and copy

You can use the following code to find files of a certain type, on Linux, and copy all of them to a new location. In the example below all “.tar” files are copied to /newfolder: find /root -iname “*.tar” -execdir cp ‘{}’ /newfolder/ \; Updated Slightly different syntax which, as I recall, works on newer …


Qmail Toaster on Centos 5.5 – automated install

I’m a compulsive computer tinkerer and enjoy building, and, running my own web and email servers. I run both Linux and Windows servers from various locations. Recently I assembled a Qmail Toaster package for Linux (Centos 5.5) which can be installed – almost 100 percent – via four simple shell scripts. It uses a couple …


Using mutt and cron to email w/attachment

Well…this was kind of a pain to get working, for an idiot like me. I wanted to get a tarred version of a particular log file via email – as an attachment – and I had no idea where to start. In other words, I wanted to have an email sent to me, with an …