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PAX: the universal UNIX and GNU Linux archiver

pax, which means peace in Latin, combines the best of both cpio and tar, which are found in nearly all modern GNU/Linux distributions. However, it appears as though it hasn’t been updated in several years! Benefits include: can use β€˜find’ to get list of files, which is then piped through to pax (cpio style) can read and write many archive formats, including ustar (default), cpio, and many others can do copy-pass mode (copy entire directory tree to another location) can do gzip compression on the fly (tar style) man pax will show you more example...

Edit pictures and images online for free

PiccyFix.com is an instant, easy-to-use, free, online picture, image and photo editor. Our cool online photo editing wizard does all the hard work for you. No graphics software to pay for, download, install, configure, register and learn.. just upload your picture below into your browser and you’re away!! Piccyfix works across 99% of browsers for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux, and across nearly all mobile devices and phones too....

Mapping Windows network share to local folder or directory

Now I am able to map C:…\Downloads to \my_nas_share\username\Downloads using Winbolic Link Visit Winbolic Link’s Website...

Cron Crontab Schedule

* * * * * command to be executed ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └───── day of week (0 - 7) (Sunday=0 or 7) β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └────────── month (1 - 12) β”‚ β”‚ └─────────────── day of month (1 - 31) β”‚ └──────────────────── hour (0 - 23) └───────────────────────── min (0 - 59) ...

Nice brief summary of excellent VIM commands for intermediate users

Vim commands for intermediate users...

RAID 1+0 vs RAID 0+1

Finally an excellent and easy-to-understand explanation for the differences, advantages, and disadvantes between RAID 1+0 (mirrored, and then striped) versus vs. RAID 0+1 (striped and then mirrored)....

Collapse of Darwinism

I am amused at this video. It’s quiet easy to believe all the things presented in it. However, it fails to provide any evidence of the existence of a Creator. Instead, it focuses on the the (supposed) inability of science to provide explanations for the so-called first living organism from which all life on earth began. Therefore, the video postulates, Allah must have created everything!...

I suggest big corporations, and important public services stop using insecure operating systems

On April 21, 2010, beginning at approximately 14:00 UTC, millions of computers worldwide running Windows XP Service Pack 3 were affected by an erroneous virus definition file update by McAfee, resulting in the removal of a Windows system file (svchost.exe) on those machines, causing machines to lose network access and, in some cases, enter a reboot loop. Mcafee rectified this by removing and replacing the faulty DAT file, version 5958, with an emergency DAT file, version 5959 and has posted a fix for the affected machines in their consumer knowledge base....

Easy symmetrical blowfish encryption with VIM

Just run: vim -x filename And vim will automatically encrypt your file upon saving it. I’m still not sure how it treats the .swp file it creates upon editing a file. If you forgot the -x switch, you can still encrypt your file by typing ESC then, :X (colon and capital x) ...

zenphoto upgrades

I was initially having some issues doing an upgrade. It was, as it always seems to be, because I did not RTFM. Backup your MySQL database. Backup customised themes or plugins or any other files Delete the following files and folders: The zp-core folder The themes that were distributed with Zenphoto The files in the home dir (index.php, rss.php, sitemap.php etc.) that came with the distribution Download the latest version and upload it to your server....