May 30, 2016

Unix - less or more

Need to do a search in a man page or in a file you’ve sent to a pager (like less or more)? Use “/search_word”. To repeat the same search, type “n” for next.

May 30, 2016

FreeBSD - man pages

FreeBSD and other Unix systems use man pages for system documentation, they are called by the man command. For FreeBSD the following are useful man pages: man firewall will give advice for building a FreeBSD firewall man hier will explain the way FreeBSD filesystems are normally laid out. Man pages are divided into section depending on topic. There are 9 different sections numbered from 1 (General Commands) to 9 (Kernel Developer’s Manual). Read more

May 8, 2016

FreeBSD - Master Boot Record

If other operating systems have damaged your Master Boot Record, you can reinstall it with boot0cfg(8). See man boot0cfg for details.

May 8, 2016

FreeBSD - fetch

Having trouble using fetch through a firewall? Try setting the environment variable FTP_PASSIVE_MODE to yes, and see fetch(3) for more details.

May 8, 2016

FreeBSD - Startup

FreeBSD is started up by the program ‘init’. The first thing init does when starting multiuser mode (ie, starting the computer up for normal use) is to run the shell script /etc/rc. By reading /etc/rc and the /etc/rc.d/ scripts, you can learn a lot about how the system is put together, which again will make you more confident about what happens when you do something with it.

May 8, 2016

FreeBSD - Calendar

Forget when Easter is? Try ncal -e. If you need the date for Orthodox Easter, use ncal -o instead.

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