Posts

Sort according to the nth Column in Shell Script

You have a file that has multiple columns separated by a specific delimiter and you need to sort it according to a specific column which need not be the 1st column. If its not the 1st column then ordinary sort wont work. So we need to use the parameters of …

Adding RedHat DVD as Repository

When we try out a new linux OS its always a pain to download and install all the software and  add packages we needs on that. Its even worse if you don’t have an unlimited connection. But actually most of the software we need is already there in the CD/DV …

Customizing Mysql Prompt For multiple Servers

If you are using mysql regularly on multiple servers its really useful to have the promt in mysql to show something more than mysql>. It would be useful if it showed the username,hostname, current database and things like that. So how to do this. One m …

Script for Auto Copying of Cds/Dvds

Here is a script that i created for automatically copying all the files in cd to a folder and ejecting and waiting for the next cd. So here is how it works. You need to change the folder names and paths accordingly. And the shell script as




./cdcop …

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 an …

Restoring the Grub after reinstalling Windows

After reinstalling windows or fixing MBR(Master Boot Record) you always loose your grub and you cannot boot to your linux. So this post is about the methods of restoring the grub. There are three methods I use. I will explain all three. All three methods  …

“Send To” in Linux for Nautilus

It’s been a common practice among the windows users to right click and search for “Send To” option when a file needs to copied to the USB or any other Drive. Why spare me, even i used to do this while using windows, when to my astonishment i found that the …

How to Save file in vi not opened with sudo

It has happened to me a lot of times that i edit a file in vi. I insert and edit a lot and finally when I try to save it I find that I dont have permission for it. If only I had opened it with sudo. I found a solution for this issue. It was actually a simp …

Display Reminders In Gnome Panel

It was a long standing requirement of mine to create a reminder software or something which can keep me reminding of things as I always keep forgetting things. So I made a reminder that displays my reminders on the Gnome Panel. It looks something like this …

Web page Performance for a Blog – Part 1

I have always under the notion that page performance for big websites or websites that have a sole server and various resources like CDN and load balancers. So I wanted to know if this is true. I set out to try web page performance my blog. I just wanted t …