Linux Journal Contents #132, April 2005
Finding Your Way with GPSdrive
by Charles Curley
Integrate this navigation package with speech synthesis, wireless network mapping and your choice of map data.
Building Your Own Live CD
by Daniel Barlow
Live CDs let you turn any computer into a temporary Linux box. Make it a Linux box with your chosen software and configuration.
Building Impress and PowerPoint Slides with LaTeX and Perl
by Paul Barry
Take advantage of Openoffice.org's well-documented file formats to create presentations as easily as a Web site.
Performers Go Web
by Patricia Jung
That on-line animation was pretty funny, but how about performing a show live? Here's new software that makes it possible.
My Favorite bash Tips and Tricks
by Prentice Bisbal
These command-line stunts will have you manipulating lots of files as easily as you would do one before. The sooner you start, the more time you'll save.
File Synchronization with Unison
by Erik Inge Bolso
Is the latest version of that file on my server, my desktop or my laptop? With Unison, the answer is “yes”.
Using C for CGI Programming
by Clay Dowling
Your Web app doesn't have to be written in some newfangled scripting malarkey. Check out the speed when you try it in C.
Part III: AFS—A Secure Distributed Filesystem
by Alf Wachsmann
Reconfigure servers without changing mount points on the clients with this Kerberos-authenticated network filesystem.
Linux on a Small Satellite
by Christopher Huffine
If you need to get a satellite launched in a year, think standard parts, creative reuse and shell scripts.
At the Forge
by Reuven M. Lerner
Dynamic Interrupt Request Allocation for Device Drivers
by Dr B. Thangaraju
Cooking with Linux
The Cook's Collection
by Marcel Gagné
Securing WLANs with WPA and FreeRADIUS, Part I
by Mick Bauer
by Sean Tierney
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Returning Values from Bash Functions
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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