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Linux: Finding and Locating files with find command part # 1

Many newcomers find it difficult use the find command at shell prompt under Linux. Find is nifty tool on remote server where UNIX admin can find out lot of information too. Find command can perform a search based on a variety of search constraints. It searches through one or more directory tree(s) of a filesystem, locating files based on some user-specified criteria. …

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Rsync: Preserve / Copy Hard Links ( Backup Rsnapshot Directory Tree )

I’m using rsnapshot filesystem snapshot utility to make incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for 10 production servers running on RHEL 5.x system. The rsnapshot commands makes extensive use of hard links, so if the file doesn’t change, the next snapshot is simply a hard link to the exact same file. How do I use the rsync command to copy my the entire snapshot …

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Bash Scripting Basics: Part 1

If you have been using computers for a while, whether you have been using Unix, Windows or Mac operating systems, you’re probably already familiar with the term shell. A shell is piece of software that is inbuilt into most operating systems which acts as an interface to the kernel and other software. Shells come in various shapes and sizes, but in …

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RHEL / CentOS Linux: Mount and Access NTFS Partition

How to enable NTFS support on CentOS Linux version 5 or 6? How do I mount ntfs partition under RHEL 5 or 6? First, you need to install EPEL repo as described here. The following command will turn in EPEL repo on RHEL / CentOS version 6.x: # cd /tmp # wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm # rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm NTFS-3G NTFS-3G is a stable, …

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS Linux Enable EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) Repository

Q. How do I enable EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repo and install the packages under RHEL / CentOS Linux? A. EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs, such as CentOS and …

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