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How to find files recursively on Linux (or OS X terminal)

Sometimes you need an emergency reminder about how to find all files of a certain name in a directory structure… like say: find all .htaccess files hidden in my web site. Well, here’s the magic command:...

October 6, 2012 · 1 min · François Planque

How to check when Linux was installed

If you have several servers to maintain like I do, at some point you'll want to know how old exactly an installation of Debian (or another flavor or Linux) has gotten since you last wiped it clean... So how do you check the install date? I found t…...

September 27, 2012 · 1 min · François Planque

b2evolution on Gentoo Linux

b2evolution is available as a Gentoo Linux package.

February 18, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

How to manage MySQL binary log space (Debian)

So it turns out that what is filling up my root partition is my MySQL binary logs.A collection of fat files in /var/log/mysql ...So I had several options: Move the logs to a different partition Increase the size of the root partition D…...

October 15, 2007 · 2 min · François Planque

Why is my Linux root partition full?

Oh my... nothing puts a server down on its knees more than a root partition with 0% free space. Oh well, ok, maybe being dugg beats it. But still, when you have a full partition, you're in trouble... First thing is to find what is using that much spac…...

October 15, 2007 · 2 min · François Planque