Category Archives: Linux

systemd, the Linux dilemma – and why we will migrate away from Debian

Much has been said about the landing of systemd in most Linux distributions, with Debian and Ubuntu marking another big milestone for systemd rollout. Aimed being a more or less drop in replacement for the old SysV “init” process, it has caused immense tensions within the Linux community in general. I wont reiterate all those Continue Reading →

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Debian wheezy & umask for sftp

There are a lot of conflicting and incomplete postings on the web about how to get the simple task of giving sftp (only) users a reasonable umask. Now in Debian wheezy (and probably any box running OpenSSH >= 5.5), the solution is very simple: View the code on Gist. So as you see, the trick Continue Reading →

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[repost] Howto Exclude Files From Wildcard Matches In bash

preface: This is a repost of an article I wrote more than ten years ago on our company homepage. Despite its age, the page still receives huge amounts of traffic and so I am reposting it here on my blog because the original article will vanish from our official company homepage soon. Imagine you have Continue Reading →

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When maintainers become small dictators: Fedora drops ddate

Linux distributions tend to promote and support freedom in many ways. Freedom to use the software I like, freedom to change it as I like and even the freedom to sell it amongst many others. And as one of the largest community driven projects around the globe it has a very long tradition being open Continue Reading →

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why fedora rules: they provide the best explanations for updates

Well, I occasionally read the details of updates for packages installed on my fedora 16 box and from time to time they can be quite entertaining. Yet, the update information given to the users for the latest ql2500-firmware package is just too unique to remain hidden within the depths of fedoras update manager. So, here Continue Reading →

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