It's not often that I write about Perl Scripting on Unix Tutorial, but that's just because I don't script in Perl this much on a regular basis. Today, however, I'd like to share one of the building blocks – a really basic piece of functionality which you'll find really useful in almost any Perl script.
Archives for January 2009
Having used this tip a few times myself, I'd like to share it with you: a very simple way to list all the drives in your Ubuntu system using their UUID's.
Just updated the Unix Glossary section with the following definitions:
There's no way these will be final, and so I'll be updating them now and them so stay tuned. For example, the Unix definition is still not in the glossary, because I'm struggling with wording the paragraph for it. Will add next week, for sure!
Now that I'm finally back into my usual posting and reading other blogs, I think it's a good time to restart the "Interesting Reads". Here are the Unix articles you might like:
* Tools to delete files securely in Ubuntu
* List installed packages in Ubuntu – some more tricks in addition to my original article
* Unmounting unresponsive CD/DVD drive in Linux Enjoy these useful Linux tips! If you have any useful articles you'd like to share – just leave links in the comments area.
I've been upgrading Ubuntu installations quite a few times recently, and thought it makes sense to post a really short how-to if you ever want to upgrade your Ubuntu distro from the command line.
Use apt-get to upgrade Ubuntu
The procedure for upgrading one Ubuntu release to another one is pretty straightforward. There are some rules though:
- Never attempt to skip a release or two when upgrading
- Never do a few Ubuntu release upgrades in a row without reboots in between
- Always backup the files you change
- Always have an install CD for your current Ubuntu release around