ITworld - Unix as a Second Language http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/81 en Unix: More ways to spin the top command http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/414414/unix-more-ways-spin-top-command The top command is one of the most useful commands for getting a quick glimpse into how your Unix server is performing, but stopping there might mean that you&#039;re missing out on a lot of interesting options.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/414414/unix-more-ways-spin-top-command" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/414414/unix-more-ways-spin-top-command#comments IT Management Operating Systems How-to servers cpu help memory performance Sandra Henry-Stocker sort Top Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:12:35 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 414414 at http://www.itworld.com 7 habits of highly successful Unix admins http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/413259/unix-7-habits-highly-successful-unix-admins You can spend 50-60 hours a week managing your Unix servers and responding to your users&#039; problems and still feel as if you&#039;re not getting much done or you can adopt some good work habits that will both make you more successful and prepare you for the next round of problems.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/413259/unix-7-habits-highly-successful-unix-admins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/413259/unix-7-habits-highly-successful-unix-admins#comments Career Operating Systems Best practice businessintelligence Linux systems administration Unix Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:41:29 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 413259 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Bitrix24 adds free storage http://www.itworld.com/application-management/412139/unix-bitrix24-adds-free-storage Want to give your small company&#039;s staff more ability to collaborate and communicate? Check out Bitrix24, now with free shared storage.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/application-management/412139/unix-bitrix24-adds-free-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/application-management/412139/unix-bitrix24-adds-free-storage#comments Application Management Small Business applications Product review Bitrix24 cloud collaboration intranet messaging.sharing Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:48:53 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 412139 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: More networking basics for the beginner http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/411332/unix-more-networking-basics-beginner The ifconfig command doesn&#039;t suck; it&#039;s just not as cool or sophisticated as ip.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/411332/unix-more-networking-basics-beginner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/411332/unix-more-networking-basics-beginner#comments Networking Operating Systems How-to operatingsystems commands ifconfig ip network route Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:59:14 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 411332 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Networking basics for the beginner http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/409996/unix-networking-basics-beginner Need a jump start on Unix networking? Whether you&#039;re working on your home network or setting up systems at work, here are some Unix commands and insights that might prove helpful.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/409996/unix-networking-basics-beginner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/409996/unix-networking-basics-beginner#comments Networking Operating Systems How-to servers ifconfig netstat network Ping Unix Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:21:51 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 409996 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Pranks that sysadmins play http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/408883/unix-pranks-sysadmins-play Unix systems administrators tend to be very serious about their responsibilities -- except when they&#039;re not. And, when they&#039;re not, the pranks that they play on each other and some of their more annoying users might surprise you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/408883/unix-pranks-sysadmins-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/408883/unix-pranks-sysadmins-play#comments Operating Systems How-to servers humor pranks sysadmins tricks Unix users Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:36 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 408883 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Making better use of the find command http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/407566/unix-making-better-use-find-command The find command is one of the most basic Unix commands, but that doesn&#039;t mean you&#039;re making good use of its many features.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/407566/unix-making-better-use-find-command" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/407566/unix-making-better-use-find-command#comments Operating Systems How-to servers find owner permissions size type Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:32:57 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 407566 at http://www.itworld.com The Unix sysadmin's guide to getting along with co-workers http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/406442/unix-how-get-along-your-coworkers You might be the sole Unix geek at work or one among many, but there are things we can all do to develop and maintain better relationships with the people lucky enough to work with us.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/406442/unix-how-get-along-your-coworkers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/406442/unix-how-get-along-your-coworkers#comments Career Operating Systems itcareers Opinion appreciate coworkers get along help strategy Unix Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:56:15 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 406442 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Using pushd and popd for faster navigation http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/405298/unix-using-pushd-and-popd-faster-navigation Pushing and popping might not be your idea of a good time, but some Unix admins swear that these operations make working in multiple directories as easy as 1, 2, 3, 2, 1.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/405298/unix-using-pushd-and-popd-faster-navigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/405298/unix-using-pushd-and-popd-faster-navigation#comments Development Operating Systems How-to servers directory dirs Path popd pushd STACK Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:48:27 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 405298 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: When to look for a new job http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/404110/unix-when-look-new-job Leaving a job can be one of the hardest decisions you&#039;ll ever make. You know the routine, you&#039;ve made many friends, you know what&#039;s expected of you ... but the last thing you want to do is wake up one day and realize that you&#039;re no longer marketable or happy. How can you think your way through such a tough decision?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/404110/unix-when-look-new-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/404110/unix-when-look-new-job#comments Career Operating Systems itcareers Opinion administration employment hunting jobs skills Unix Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:04:56 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 404110 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Tracking down ghost accounts http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/402952/unix-tracking-down-ghost-accounts Are you confident that all the accounts you manage are still required and still current? Or might some of them be ghost accounts that you should have blocked five years ago?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/402952/unix-tracking-down-ghost-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/402952/unix-tracking-down-ghost-accounts#comments Operating Systems Security How-to servers accounts administer ghost monitor track Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:20:42 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 402952 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Writing more maintainable shell scripts http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/401935/unix-writing-more-maintainable-bash-shell-scripts Do you find yourself rewriting scripts because it&#039;s easier than finding or modifying your old ones? Do you find yourself spending far too much time reworking scripts when you need to make what seems like a small change? Let&#039;s look at how you can write scripts that are easier to reuse and easier to maintain.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/401935/unix-writing-more-maintainable-bash-shell-scripts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/401935/unix-writing-more-maintainable-bash-shell-scripts#comments Development Operating Systems How-to servers bash functions readable script style Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:55:47 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 401935 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Writing more efficient shell scripts http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/400788/unix-writing-more-efficient-shell-scripts Want to tune your shell scripts to run more efficiently? Let&#039;s check out a few changes that might help them run faster.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/400788/unix-writing-more-efficient-shell-scripts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/400788/unix-writing-more-efficient-shell-scripts#comments Development Operating Systems How-to operatingsystems efficiency fast scripts shell Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:12:13 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 400788 at http://www.itworld.com Tricks for making ssh/scp connections better http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/399744/unix-tricks-making-sshscp-connections-better Secure connections can be even more secure or even less troublesome if you use a key pair and do it right.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/399744/unix-tricks-making-sshscp-connections-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/399744/unix-tricks-making-sshscp-connections-better#comments Operating Systems Security How-to servers encryption keys passphrase password-free RSA scp ssh Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:25:54 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 399744 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: 14 things to do or stop doing in 2014 http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/398547/unix-14-things-do-or-stop-doing-2014 It&#039;s a new year and a great time to review what you&#039;re doing right and not so right in your Unix career. Time to commit to an effective to do list!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/398547/unix-14-things-do-or-stop-doing-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/398547/unix-14-things-do-or-stop-doing-2014#comments IT Management Operating Systems Best practice itcareers 14 things convert unix time Linux new year's resolutions to do list Sat, 04 Jan 2014 23:22:58 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 398547 at http://www.itworld.com