xargs is a pretty cool command. Lets say you have a sweet one-liner that returns a list of files you want to do
something with; for example, like coping files from one directory to another. You can do this with just
cp by itself, I am sure, but I would
rather be safe and pipe to my hearts desires until I get exactly what I want. In this case, and with
xargs, you can
do just that…
stress it enough… use this utility! It is really convenient for, well…, stressing a system. The utility
has several commandline arguments to target various components.
For example, if you would like to use up a whole mess of RAM:read more
mdadm is used to create software raids. On this day, I had a drive fail… hard, and the drive needed to be replaced. Mentioned below are the steps I took to replace the failed drive.
Before removing any disk, make sure to run the following command to write all...read more
LLDPd - Know your neighbors
lldpd is a daemon able to send and receive LLDP frames. LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) is a vendor-neutral
Layer 2 protocol that allows a network device to advertise its identitiy and capabilities on the local network.