Category Archives: Linux

How to Turn off the Annoying BEEP in OSX Terminal

If there is one thing about the Mac that I hate, it is the annoying chime (audible bell) that kicks in the terminal.  This has bothered me for ages.  Backspace on an empty command line, beep.  Tab completion doesn’t know … Continue reading

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configure generates .infig.status: error: cannot find input file:

I ran into this today.  When running configure, “.infig.status: error: cannot find input file:” error was generated: bash-3.2$ ./configurechecking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -cchecking whether build environment is sane… yeschecking for a thread-safe mkdir -p… /bin/mkdir -pchecking for gawk… … Continue reading

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How to Configure wget to play nice with ISA Server Proxy

Here is the brief how-to. Download NTLMaps Go to: and Scroll down to “Download.” Download the ntlmaps package and unpack it. Configure NTLMaps server.cfg Edit the server.cfg file, and add the following settings: PARENT_PROXY: PARENT_PROXY_PORT: NT_DOMAIN: USER: #PASSWORD:your_nt_password Start … Continue reading

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[FC6] Installing Kernel Sources via yum

To obtain the kernel headers only: # yum install kernel-devel To get the kernel source, this will get a little complicated: Download source rpm with yum First we need to install the utility that will download the latest kernel source. … Continue reading

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How to disable IPV6 in Fedora 6

FC6 has IPv6 turned on. Turn it off to get a slight improvement. Here is how you do it: edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change: NETWORKING_IPV6=no edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add the following lines: alias net-pf-10 off alias ipv6 off Next, disable the … Continue reading

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Samba Commands

I keep forgetting the simple commands for adding and changing passwords for Samba. Here it is: Add a User to Samba [root@snort root]# useradd – /home/billybob -s /bin/false -n billybob [root@snort root]# passwd billybob New UNIX password: Retype new UNIX … Continue reading

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Misc. Red Hat Linux Commands

rpm -qpl rpmfile lists the files in an rpm file grep keyword file searches for keywork in the specified file rm -rf directry deletes the specified directory without questions or quibbles. locate -u builds locate database mount -t iso9660 -o … Continue reading

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