Monthly Archives: December 2009

GNU/Linux Command – COLUMN

column — Format the input into columns Summary: The column utility formats its input into multiple columns. By default, Rows are filled before columns. Input is taken from file operands OR from the standard input. Empty lines are ignored. Create …

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Visited my native place

From Dec 20th to Dec 26th, I was there at my native place for doing my father’s 1st death anniversary rituals. On Dec 23th, we arranged for pooja and yagam at our home. On Dec 25th, we went to kadiyakarai (Point Calimere) to drop my father’s ashes…

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GNU/Linux Command – ENABLE

enable — Enable/Disable built-in shell commands Summary: It is a BASH built-in command. This allow enable or disable the built-in shell commands. By disabling the built-in command, we use the alternate external command. For example, by disabling …

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GNU/Linux Command – XDG

xdg — Utilities for integrating applications Summary: Utilities for integrating applications with the desktop environment, regardless of which desktop environment is used. These tools are part of freedesktop.org’s Portland project. Examples: [cod…

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GNU/Linux Command – PKILL

pkill — Send signal to processes based on name and other attributes. Summary: kill command will send signal to the give list of process ids. pkill will send the specified signal (by default SIGTERM) to the processes based on name and other attrib…

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Portal 2009 @ Loyola, Chennai

On Sat Dec 12th, I was invited to be part of the judging the paper presentations. It was a MCA department event. MCA Staffs and Students cooperatively did a very good job to make it as grant event. Totally 7 teams are registered for this program a…

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GNU/Linux Command – PGREP

pgrep — Match the processes based on name and other attributes Summary: The grep command used to match a string in a file. pgrep tool is used to match the processes from the currently running processes, based on name, uid, gid, command line attri…

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GNU/Linux Command – SYSCTL

sysctl — Configure kernel parameters at run-time Summary: Linux Kernel has number of parameters, which can be modified at the run-time, to get the best performance out of the system. All the kernel parameters are mapped in the /proc/sys/ folder. …

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GNU/Linux Command – DMIDECODE

dmidecode — DMI Table Decoder Summary: dmidecode is a tool for dumping a computer’s DMI or SMBIOS table contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a detailed description of the system’s hardware components. It is very helpful to ret…

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Shell Programming Intro @ SSN, Chennai

On Dec 5th and 6th, TN Free Software group organized a 2 day workshop on GNU/Linux related topics. Students from various colleges participated in this event. On Sat Dec 5th, I gave a 45mins presentation about Bash Shell Programming. SSN campus is …

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