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Linux cut Examples

In this post, we feature comprehensive Linux cut Examples. Cut is a Unix command line utility which is used to extract sections from each line of input, usually from a file. It is currently part of the GNU coreutils package and the BSD Base System. It first appeared in AT&T System III UNIX in 1982. Extraction of line segments can ...

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Apache HTTP Server Tutorial

Course Overview In this post, we feature a comprehensive Apache HTTP Server Tutorial. The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is the world’s most used web server software. Originally based on the NCSA HTTPd server, development of Apache began in early 1995 after work on the NCSA code stalled. Apache played a key role in the initial growth of the ...

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Database Threat Models

I finally have a breather and can start working through my backlog of ideas. I start with some background that will make the motivation for subsequent posts clearer. What are the threat models for the persistence layer of an application, specificially the threats against the database itself? Remember that a ‘threat’ is an adverse act, whether intentional (by an attacker) ...

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Dense Virtualization via Linux Containers

We are living the era of buzzwords, and Docker is for sure one of those in the technological landscape. Docker has a common sense definition: hypervisor-free virtualization. In other terms: running VMs without any hypervisor-based virtualization support. Now, how is this possible? What is the arcane trick to achieving that? Let’s live a short journey to sketch the context out, ...

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Creating User-Defined C Functions in PostgreSQL

Many experienced database developers are familiar with user-defined functions implemented in SQL or a procedural language. PostgreSQL itself supports PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, and has third-party support for PL/sh, PL/Java, PL/Ruby, PL/PHP and even PL/R. Recent versions of PostgreSQL also support SQL/MED (foreign data) with foreign data wrappers (FDW). This allows the database user to access foreign data sources – ...

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10 Examples of find command in Unix and Linux

The find command is one of the versatile commands in UNIX and Linux  and I used it a lot in my day to day work. I believe having good knowledge of it and understanding of its different options and usage will increase your productivity a lot in UNIX based operating system e.g. Redhat Linux or Solaris. If you are a QA, support ...

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Command Prompt Envy

I’m spending my time between Mac OS and Windows, and when I go back to my Windows machine I always feel the lack of my Mac command prompt. Almost a year ago Amir posted how you can get a nice command prompt on a Mac. I’ve always wanted a post like that, but for a Windows machine. Today I stumbled ...

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Linux sed Examples

In this post, we feature a comprehensive Linux sed Examples. Sed is basically a stream editor used for modifying files in unix or linux. It provides a nifty way to perform operations on files which can be passed around through pipes. Most people never learn its real power, they just simply use sed to replace text. You can do many ...

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