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Command line quick tips: Permissions

  • Fedora Magazine; By Paul W. Frields (Posted by bob on Jul 8, 2019 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Fedora, like all Linux based systems, comes with a powerful set of security features. One of the basic features is permissions on files and folders. These permissions allow files and folders to be secured from unauthorized access. This article explains a bit about these permissions, and shows you how to share access to a folder […]

Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful

Why attempts to protect your project with legal voodoo are likely to backfire on you. I have a little list (they never will be missed) of stupid things that open-source projects should stop doing. High on this list are CLAs (Contributor License Agreements) and their cousin the mandatory CA (Copyright Assignment).

10 ways to get started with Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 8, 2019 7:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The article What is a Linux user? by Anderson Silva made it clear that these days people are as likely to use Linux (in some way) as they are to use Windows, as long as your definition of "using Linux" is sufficiently broad. Still, if you don't have enough Linux in your life, now is a great time to try Linux in a way you've never tried before. Here are 10 ways to get started with Linux. Try one or try them all. 1. Join a free shell read more

Debian 10 buster released

After 25 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 10 (code name buster), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

Confirmed: Microsoft Wants Security Advice From Linux

  • Forbes; By Davey Winder (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2019 12:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Microsoft
As to the specifics of why Microsoft wants access to this closed list, Levin explained the issue by suggesting that while Microsoft has a "decades-long history of addressing security issues via MSRC," and is "able to quickly (<1-2 hours) create a build to address disclosed security issues," it requires extensive testing and validation before those patched builds can be made public. "Being members of this mailing list would provide us the additional time we need for extensive testing," Levin concluded.

DoH! Secure DNS doesn't make us a villain Mozilla tells UK ISP's

  • The Register; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2019 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Retort follows nomination fior internet villain for helping people bypass UK web filters. Mozilla says its baffled by the UK Internet Services Providers’ Association following the trade group's decision to nominate of the public benefit browser maker as the internet's 2019 villain of the year.…

Low profile SDM signage board features Whiskey Lake-U

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2019 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Axiomtek has launched an SDM form-factor “SDM500L” signage board with an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U processor with triple 4K display support, up to 32GB RAM, 3x M.2 sockets, and extended temperature support. Like the 6th Gen Skylake-based Nexcom NDiS S538 that we covered earlier this week, Axiomtek’s new SDM500L signage computer conforms to Intel’s Smart […]

Copy and paste at the Linux command line with xclip

  •; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Jul 6, 2019 2:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
How do you usually copy all or part of a text file when working on the Linux desktop? Chances are you open the file in a text editor, select all or just the text you want to copy, and paste it somewhere else. That works. But you can do the job a bit more efficiently at the command line using the xclip utility. xclip provides a conduit between commands you run in a terminal window and the clipboard in a Linux graphical desktop environment.

Learn object-oriented programming with Python

In my previous article, I explained how to make Python modular by using functions, creating modules, or both. Functions are invaluable to avoid repeating code you intend to use several times, and modules ensure that you can use your code across different projects.

Manage your shell environment

  • Fedora Magazine; By Eduard Lucena (Posted by bob on Jul 5, 2019 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Some time ago, the Fedora Magazine has published an article introducing ZSH — an alternative shell to Fedora’s default, bash. This time, we’re going to look into customizing it to use it in a more effective way.

How to Install Grav CMS with Nginx on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 5, 2019 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
Grav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible, file-based Web-platform. In this guide, we will guide you step-by-step through the Grav CMS installation process on the Debian 9 operating system using Nginx as the web server, and and Let's Encrypt for HTTPS.

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: Google and Huawei

What happens when you're locked in to a vendor that's too big to fail, but is on the opposite end of a trade war? The story of Google no longer giving Huawei access to Android updates is still developing, so by the time you read this, the situation may have changed.

Finishing Up the Bash Mail Merge Script

Remember the mail merge script I started writing a while back? Yeah, that was quite some time ago. I got sidetracked with the Linux Journal Anniversary special issue (see my article "Back in the Day: UNIX, Minix and Linux"), and then I spun off on a completely different tangent for my last article. Finally, I'm going to finish the mail merge script, just in time for Replicant Day.

Mmm, instant Java: Visual Studio Code 1.36 brings tasty updates -- unless you run 32-bit Linux

In which case, you're out of luck because it's not supported. Microsoft has brought a bunch of enhancements with version 1.36 of Visual Studio Code, its popular open-source editor.…

How to be good at creating and maintaining systems at-large

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 5, 2019 3:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Initially, this article was simply a review of the book, but as I got into it, I realised that I wanted to talk about how the approach it describes is applicable to a couple of different groups (security folks and open source projects), and so I’ve gone with it. read more

How to Install Fork CMS with NGINX on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2019 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Fork is an easy to use open-source CMS using Symfony Components. In this tutorial, we will go through the Fork CMS installation and setup on Debian 9 system by using Nginx as a web server, MariaDB as the database engine, and optionally you can secure the transport layer by using client and Let's Encrypt certificate authority to add SSL support.

Episode 22: Don't Panic, It's All About the Kernel

Katherine Druckman talks to Linux Journal Editor at Large, Petros Koutoupis, about building your own kernel, kernel panics, and other projects.

Software package and application requirements for Hyperledge Fabric installation on AWS

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2019 3:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Title: Software package and application requirements for Hyperledge Fabric installation on AWS3 JulLearn more

Parse arguments with Python

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 3, 2019 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
If you're using Python for any amount of development, you have probably issued a command in a terminal, even if only to launch a Python script or install a Python module with pip. Commands may be simple and singular: $ ls Commands also might take an argument: read more

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