How to send a process to the background

Sending a process to the background in Linux is quite easy. All you need is bg, fg, &, and ctrl+Z ( ^Z ). For this example I will use a simple bash script test.sh I put together to print “Test” every 5 seconds. #!/bin/bash #This script will print “Test” every 5 seconds # while […

How to disable directory listing in Tomcat

This is how you turn off directory list for yr Tomcat server. 1. Edit the default servlet in the {$CATALINA_HOME}/conf/web.xml file. 2. Look for the <init-param> section within the <servlet section> <servlet> <servlet-name>default</servlet-name> <servlet-class> org.apache.catalina.servlets.DefaultServlet </servlet-class> <init-param> <param-name>debug</param-name> <param-value>0</param-value> </init-param> <init-param> <param-name>listings</param-name> <param-value>true</param-value> </init-param> <load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup> </servlet> 3. Change the <param-value> to false for the <param-name>listing</param-name>…

Received my Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Received my Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron cds in the mail today. Who doesn’t like to receive internatioanl packages with goodies? The best part is when I tell my non OSS  friends that the cds were shipped free of charge. You will be suprised to know that many people don’t believe that there are people…

Twitter clients for Linux

Know someone who’s never heard of twitter? I don’t. There are loads of twitter desktop clients out there for Windows. I’m a Linux person so twittering from my command line is just one of the many was I twitter. Linux and OpenSource Blog has published a list for desktop clients for Linux. Might come in…

Don’t leave a X-Box in the DC

When forced to work within a limited budget you are normally forced to come up with alternative cost saving solutions. This was the case for a University which desided to use a Linux powered X-Box to host it’s students web projects. As time passed so did the personnel who knew about the X-Box web server….