Category Archives: Linux

Force Secondary Name Server to Reload Domain

Ok, the situation is I just updated my primary name server (BIND on Linux.) In most cases with everything configured properly (and assuming you updated the “serial” in your zone configuration,) the change should propagate quickly. But if something goes … Continue reading

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Find all .htaccess files with a particular php configuration setting

After some testing on a server with a strange setup I needed to find all of the .htaccess files that might contain a particular php configuration directive. The pattern was unique enough that I would have probably just done a … Continue reading

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List installed packages with yum

How do I find out which packages are already installed with yum. The command you’re looking for is ‘yum list installed’ but you might want to combine it with grep or less because it’s most likely going to be a … Continue reading

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How do I Tell What Version of Linux I’m Running?

How do I tell which version of Linux is on my server? There are a number of ways, there is a command line tool `lsb_release` used to check the distribution, and version 123456$ lsb_release -a LSB Version:    :core-x.x-ia32:core-x.x-noarch:graphics-x.x-ia32 Distributor … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up a Mac File in VI with ^M Line Endings

Replacing ^M with new line in VI Have you ever edited a file in VI that was created with a Mac text editor only to find you have one very long line with ^M characters where you are expecting line … Continue reading

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OSX Terminal Lock Up or Session Freeze

I usually have at least one terminal window open with a secure shell connection to my server while I’m working. I’m just that kind of crazy person who likes to do some things on the command line. (Ok, most things, … Continue reading

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