• Unix: Sending signals to processes

    Posted November 10, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    The kill command provides a lot more functionality than just terminating processes. You can use it to send any of more than 60 signals to processes and what happens next depends on the signal, the process and maybe even your settings.
  • Unix: Having your way with strace

    Posted October 14, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    Ever need to look into a Unix process to see exactly what it's doing? The ps and top commands only give you a bird's eye view of what's going on. But strace will let you peer into a process' inner workings.
  • Unix How To: Peering at a Process with lsof

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    You have probably used lsof from time to time, probably when tracking down some sort of problem. But maybe you haven't tried all of its permutations or looked at it just to get a deeper understanding of how some particular process works. Let's look at one particular lsof command that can provide a lot of insight into a single process.
  • How we integrated our offshore development team

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    A case study of a UK software company that integrated an offshore development team in Bangalore, it's initial problems and final solution.
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