This a note for Future John: Using filesystem capabilities with rsync by Hazel Smith. Use the CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH capability. AKA: how I learned to stop worrying and love CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH. There are some more notes over on Linux Capabilities and rsync, from presentation to practice.
This was a fun read, about Linus and the early days of Linux: The early days of Linux. I didn’t know he was a gamer! But, I suppose, who isn’t? :)
Today I discovered: The Linux man-pages project.
I’m reading How Linux Works, 3rd Edition: What Every Superuser Should Know and I learned that you can force the kernel to reload a partition table with a command like this:
# blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdX
This is great: cheat.sh. It’s a web accessible cheatsheet for Linux commands.
See What is creating the generated/autoconf.h? for tips on how to generate autoconf.h for the Linux sources.
gunzip < /proc/config.gz > .config
cat /boot/config-$(uname -r) > .config
Found an article about the implementation of read-copy update locks in Linux: RCU and Unloadable Modules.
If you want to get a simple report on your linux system’s specifications, try these:
- $ neofetch
- $ inxi
- $ hwinfo –short
Today I reviewed: 5 Best Vector Graphics Editors for Linux. Will play with Inkscape first I guess…