Archive for November, 2011

More than 100% CPU in top in Linux/Mac

If you are power linux/mac user you should have noticed at least once that top shows more than 100% CPU for a process. I also have seen this multiple times but always wondered how it can be. Here is an example of how my top looked when I started my java and was doing some number crunching.

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Auto Backup using Dropbox in Linux/Mac

I had some folders on my disk which I wanted to keep a copy online as a backup and for viewing from other places. Its not always possible to save all the essentials in the drop box folder itself to be auto backed up. Thus I wrote a very small script which does this for me. All it does is read all the folders which needs to be backed up from the text file “dropboxFolders.txt” and copy them to dropbox folder. The rest is done by dropbox scripts. Hence I expect the dropbox program to be running always in the background. So here is the script:

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