Category Archives: Linux

Linux Tutorials and commands

Setting up Django with mod_wsgi and Apache

Configuring Django to use Apache and mod_wsgi To install apache look at this post Step 1, download and install the latest version of mod_wsgi Wget Always try to get the latest version from here Tar –xzvf  mod_wsgi-2.5.tar.gz cd mod_wsgi-2.5.tar.gz ./configure –with-apxs=/path/to/apache/bin/apxs

Mount a windows share on linux

How can i mount a windows share on my linux box? this is quite simple mount -t cifs -o username=yourusername,password=yourpassword //path/onwindows/server/ /your/linux/mountpoint/ This command lets you mount the network share on the fly, to unmount use: umount /your/linux/mountpoint/ To make the mountpoint permanent you have to add the following entry to your /etc/fstab //path/onwindows/server/ /your/linux/mountpoint/… Read More »

Apache Log Format

The LogFormat directive is used to define a log format, and a friendly name refering to that format. example, in the httpd.conf file, you’ll find: LogFormat “%h %l %u %t \”%r\” %>s %b” common This directive creates a log format called “common”, which is in the format specified in quotes. Each one of those letters… Read More »

Find files by file size in linux

The following command searches for files over 20mb all over your hard disk You can search a specific directory by specifying a directory such as find /var/www and the size can be modified by increasing or decreasing the +20000k find / -type f -size +20000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk ‘{ print $9… Read More »

Change Timezone on Linux Redhat / Centos distros

To change the timezone from the cli, the following command will be usefull, the command below changes the operating system timezone to Malta. cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Malta /etc/localtime if you want to change it to a different country ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe to see different countries in europe. and change the command the choose your country instead to see… Read More »

Installing and setting up apache from source tutorial centos

This is a simple tutorial, on how to download the Apache Httpd, compile and get it installed on your system. With a few basic modules on Cent0s 5.X Lets start by downloading the latest source from the Apache site example cd /tmp wget Tar –xzvf httpd-2.2.11.tar.gz cd httpd-2.2.11

Installing Php from source — tutorial

This is a simple tutorial, on how to download the php source, compile and get it installed on your system Lets start by downloading the latest source from the php site example  cd /tmp wget Tar –xzvf php-5.2.10.tar.gz cd php-5.2.10

Using Grep

GREP grep essentially prints lines matching a pattern. grep –options pattern file The grep command has a lot of useful option, including:

Working with linux permissions

Working with Permissions Permissions determine how users can access resources on a system.  System security is configured by the user’s UID (User ID), his GIDs (Group ID), (both primary and secondary), and the permissions on the object she is attempting to access. Permission Trio Bits The figure below shows the 10 positions (1 type bit… Read More »