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About George Notaras

George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.

A powerful command, SED

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SED is powerful. It can, besides many other things, substitute, append, remove characters or groups of characters or whole lines in a text file or the console output. You may find it difficult to use, but here is an excellent web page that will help you get going:

A different approach…HAL

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I use some custom scripts to store data on my ZIP diskettes. I have a dozen of them and when I insert them into the drive they automatically mount. I like this. The problem is that the mount-point gets its name everytime from the diskette’s label, so I have to make my scripts find out…

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UDEV

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Yesterday I was messing around with UDEV. I own some usb storage devices which are not plugged into my main computer all the time, but only when I need them. In a such situation, the order you plug in the devices has an effect on the way their nodes are created in /dev. For example,…

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