linux.conf.au 2015 is finished – watch videos

linux.conf.au is one of the foremost open source conferences in the world and is considered the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Every year open source geeks from across the globe gather to meet their fellow technologists, share the latest ideas and innovations, and spend a week collaborating on free, open source software projects. The… Continue reading linux.conf.au 2015 is finished – watch videos

Mageia 5 beta 2 is out

After several delays, the beta 2 version of Mageia 5 is finally out. Stable release of Mageia 5 release postponed to March. Mageia team updated in their blog post that the delay is due to difficulties with EFI boot, grub 2 and unavailability of EFI-based machines for QA team to test new EFI boot. Mageia… Continue reading Mageia 5 beta 2 is out

Bug in steam deletes everything owned by the user

A recent bug reported at steam-for-linux Github page shows that it might delete all the contents owned by the system user who is running it. That includes all the files owned by user in system hard disk and if there any external storage device connected then steam will remove all the files from it also. Comments in… Continue reading Bug in steam deletes everything owned by the user

New patches adds new networking functionality to systemD

SystemD a project announced in 2010 by Lennart Poettering to replace existing traditional boot systems in Linux such as SysV init, has grown too much within past few years. There are a lot of development work happening in systemD and in recent couple of weeks over 200 commits were seen. Latest development work has been on improving systemDs's… Continue reading New patches adds new networking functionality to systemD

Encrypt and password protect files using vim

VIM is a great text editor with innumerable number of features and options. In this article I am going to discuss a security feature of VIM using that we can encrypt files we are editing in VIM, making it impossible for other users to read even with root access. Create new encrypted file. To create,… Continue reading Encrypt and password protect files using vim

Beginner’s guide to Linux commands – paste

Today we are going to look at paste command in Linux. Paste man page says it's a tool to "merge lines of files", that is correct it merges each line in one or more than one files. Take a Look at file named file.txt

Without any option paste command works like cat.

Merging… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to Linux commands – paste