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Don’t Use kill -9

When I was starting out as a sysadmin I would hear and read "don't use kill -9" all the time. But rarely did anyone explain that to do instead. I saw this the other day and liked it. Randal Schwartz, who wrote many of the Perl books those…

How to enable Nginx server status

Nginx provides us a good way to monitor the web server status using a module called stub_status_module. It is the same as “server-status” module used in the old Apache web server. With Nginx server status module you can gain useful…

Getting Google Drive on Ubuntu

So, when Google released Drive, I was so excited.  It was half the cost of Dropbox with double the space.  Awesome.  But, no full support for Linux.  Well crap.  Because of that, I'm still holding on to Dropbox for now for the items I…

How to secure Tomcat

How to secure Tomcat Apache Tomcat has a relatively low number of vulnerabilities compared to other web technologies, but to maintain a stable and secure environment you must pay attention to every application server and servlet…

How to install htop

htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux, replacing the traditional top. Why htop? htop provides a more interactive process-viewing experience. You can surf through running processes, scrolling horizontally and vertically to reveal…

Linux And Unix Command To View File

I am a new Linux bash shell command line user. How can I view a text file using command line on a Linux or Unix-like operating systems? How can I view (open) binary files such as PDF or images on a Linux or Unix like system from command…