Archive for the 'linux' Category

Read lines in a text file with bash

In bash it’s very easy to read a text file line by line and do something to each line. I do this in cygwin a lot to parse logs and other large files. Your input file needs to have unix-style line endings or bash will get very confused. This trips me up a lot when […]

Lightweight Portable Security LiveCD from our friends at DoD

Update 03/30/2013: Once again, it’s been a while since I checked in at the LPS site and there have been more updates & releases. As of 03/13/2013 it’s now at version 1.4.0. Check the links below for the details. There’s also an amusing video to watch. Update 06/30/2012: I haven’t looked at the LPS […]

Acer Aspire One resources

I finally took the plunge and bought an Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 – the Windows version. So far, I’ve done my usual collection of Windows tweaks and have it triple booting into Puppy Linux and Acer’s Linpus. I’m working on documenting all my changes, but in the meantime, here’s a list of links I’ve found […]

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron & Virtual Box

If you’ve just upgraded to Hardy Heron and found that Virtual Box no longer works it might be because your host’s CD is now called something else. Mine became /dev/scd0 after the upgrade. All I had to do was detach it from the virtual machine and reattach it & everything works fine.

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron & VMware Server

If you’ve just upgraded to Hardy Heron and found that VMware Server no longer works, take a look at Installing VMware 6.0.2 and VMware Server on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04. You’ll find an explanation of what needs to be changed and, even better, a patched version of vmware-any-any-update115 that’ll make it work! If you were already […]