Linux · Server

Way too slow sudo


I recently suffered an unusual issue in the Linux terminal. Any commands prefixed with sudo would take 10 to sometimes 15 seconds to execute, while all other bash and terminal commands would operate at speed. Initially, I thought the issue was related to a Ubuntu Server install running in VMware Fusion on a low powered… Continue reading Way too slow sudo

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Linux · Windows

Make the Windows Command Prompt, Linux-like


In this entry I will explain my method of improving the Windows Command Prompt and its command-line. To turn it from a crude shell prompt into an ANSI coloured interface with a useful set of tools that can commonly be found on Linux and Mac terminals. We will also integrate a number of optional popular programming… Continue reading Make the Windows Command Prompt, Linux-like

Linux · Server

Linux, Mac OS, Unix: File Permissions and User Classes


Using the Linux terminal (command line) I am going to explain in thorough detail the mysteries that are the Linux system file permissions for the uninitiated. I will be using Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS but most of what is covered should be applicable for any POSIX compatible Linux, Mac OS or Unix environment. If this… Continue reading Linux, Mac OS, Unix: File Permissions and User Classes