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HowTo: Flush Contents Of a Memcached Server Using Command Line

I’ve installed memcached server under Linux but it is still showing old data. How do I flush the contents of a Memcached instance / server? You can invalidate all existing cache items using the flush_all command. This command does not pause the server, as it returns immediately. It does not free up or flush memory at all, it just causes …

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How to turn Off linux password expiration?

Question : How to turn off password expiration under Linux?   Answer: The  Encrypted password list is stored  in /etc/shadow file cat /etc/shadow   root:$1$dkk&Iw6zvgu$P3ms0o5GiXv66BzNXe0:15294:0:99999:7:: This is the explanation of the above line {userName}:{password}:{lastpasswdchanged}:{Minimum_days}:{Maximum_days}:{Warn}:{Inactive}:{Expire}: Under Linux, to turn off the password expiration  we  use a  tool   called “chage” you  can  download it via yum  or  apt-get package  managers  tools. For Debian based …

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Install Rkhunter

Overview rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a Unix-based tool that scans for rootkits, backdoors and possible local exploits. It does this by comparing SHA-1 hashes of important files with known good ones in online database, searching for default directories (of rootkits), wrong permissions, hidden files, suspicious strings in kernel modules, and special tests for Linux and FreeBSD. Instructions 1. Log into your …

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How to find out the spam mailing script’s location – Exim

The Exim mail server has a lot of options/commands to find out the details of spammers easily from the command line. We can find out the mail queue details, spam mail sender details, spam mail counts etc from the link I mentioned above. Here is a script/piped-command to find out the spam mailing script’s location/folder in the server. It would …

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Linux: Tarball Delete ( remove ) File

How do I delete or remove a single file from within a tar ball under Linux operating systems? You can use the following syntax to delete a file from a tar ball:   tar --delete -f example.tar filename Example: Delete a File From a Tar Ball First, create a tar ball for testing purpose using the tar command, enter: # cd …

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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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