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Here at System Code Geeks we know how much you love books about system administration; we are geeks ourselves. After all, a geek that respects himself should always have his face in a book, he has to keep up with the latest technologies and developments. For this reason, we have decided to distribute 6 of our books for free. You ...

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OpenVINO Ubuntu Xenial, Virtualbox and Vagrant Install, Intel NCS2 (Neural Compute Stick 2)

#OpenVINO Ubuntu Xenial, Virtualbox and Vagrant Install, Intel NCS2 (Neural Compute Stick 2) Prerequsites Download Latest VirtualBox from [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads] https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads Make sure to download extension pack Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Download and Install Vagrant from[https://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html]https://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html First step is to setup VM. 1 vagrant up Vagrant is configured to apply all usb filters required to access Neural Compute Stick 1 ...

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Command-line SQL Client for IBM i 7.x (AS/400)

In the category of “niche blogposts”, this is probably the “nichest”. But it might be useful, so I’ll share it. Recently I had to interface an IBM i system (think “mainframe”, though not exactly) from a command-line-only Linux environment. The interesting part is that you can access the IBM i files through SQL syntax, as they are tabular in nature. ...

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Oh-my-bash MacOSX iTerm and stuff

I decided to up my command line game, so this a ‘remember how to do stuff‘ post for me. I do acknowledge that there are tons of different ways on doing things, especially when you have to deal with the command line. So don’t shoot the pianist. Step 0: I do use brewUse brew to manage a lot of command ...

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Linux Command to Find how Long a process is Running in UNIX

Hello guys, today, I am going to share one of the useful tips to find out how long a particular process is running in Linux. This is very useful while you are troubleshooting an issue and want to know whether your process or service is restarted fine on a daily or weekly basis. So you checked your process is running ...

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Stashing Previously Set psql Variables

The command-line based “PostgreSQL interactive terminal” known as psql is handy for manipulating and accessing data in a PostgreSQL database. Because of its command-line nature, psql is particularly well suited for use in scripts. One of the psql features that makes it even more useful in scripting contexts is its support for “meta-commands”. As the psql documentation states, “Anything you ...

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PostgreSQL’s psql \set versus SET

It is easy for someone who is new to PostgreSQL and who uses PostgreSQL’s terminal editor psql to confuse the commands \set and SET. This post contrasts these commands and provides a brief overview of other commands that include the word “set”. The easiest way to remember how to differentiate \set from SET is to keep in mind that the ...

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Programming on Windows

During the last four years, until the early part of 2018, I worked on a MacBook. Sometime in the second quarter of last year, I shifted to a Windows 10 laptop. The transition has been quite smooth and delightful. There were two Rails applications that I had to write and maintain. The first application, let’s call it webapp-1, was coded ...

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Revealing the Queries Behind psql’s Backslash Commands

PostgreSQL‘s psql interactive terminal tool provides several useful “backslash list commands” such as \d (lists “relations” such as tables, views, indexes, and sequences), \dt (lists tables), \di (lists indexes), \ds (lists sequences), \dv (lists views), \df (lists functions), \du (lists roles), and \? (displays help/usage details on backslash commands). These commands are concise and much simpler to use than writing ...

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Ansible Tutorial – Automate Your Systems

In a previous tutorial, we talked about expect command and we saw how to automate scripts in Linux using its scripting language. Today, we will take a step further in our automation techniques and talk about a tool that automates tasks more professionally and for different platforms, this tool is Ansible. We will also talk about some Ansible features such ...

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