Cleaning up Unix disk space

Posted in Unix on March 2nd, 2012 by phoenixdigital

From time to time you may need to clean up your system as disk space runs low. Realistically you should look at setting up syslog to handle areas of your disk that might be prone to blowout usage but if you haven’t then the following commands may be of use.

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Configuring Samba

Posted in Unix on May 12th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

Generally I setup samba for a group of people to contribute to an area of the server such as /opt/theDirectoryToShare .

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Unix OS check and Memory Usage

Posted in Unix on May 4th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

If you want to see what operating system a particular unix machine is running from the command line just use the command
uname -a

To see how much memory is available depends on the operating system.

If top is installed just type ‘top’ in the shell. If however it is not you will need to use the methods below depending on the operating system installed.
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Basic vi Commands

Posted in Unix on September 20th, 2009 by phoenixdigital

When editing text files the only stock editor that comes with Unix is vi. While it’s pretty daunting for non-unix people there are really only a few basic commands you need to know.
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