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IBM developerWorks LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 Tutorials

March 16th, 2008 No comments

If you’re interested in studying towards LPIC certification, then IBM has a number of tutorials freely available that cover the four exams that make up LPIC-1 and LPIC-2.

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The History of Tux the Linux Penguin

March 10th, 2008 No comments

The wiki at Steve Baker’s site contains a fairly comprehensive history of the Linux mascot.

Linus, “Some people have told me they don’t think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They’d be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.”

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fuser

March 9th, 2008 No comments

Ever tried to unmount a device in Linux, but can’t because it is apparently still being used by something? If so, then the ‘fuser’ command is what you want. Just type ‘fuser -m’ followed by the path that the device is currently mounted to (e.g. ‘fuser -m /home’), and then you’ll receive a list of all the processes that are currently using it.

The fuser command can also be used to kill the processes as well, just by adding the ‘-k’ option (e.g. ‘fuser -km /home’).

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