Category Archives: Linux

Obtaining a proper list of installed packages on Red Hat

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux there is the rpm command to install and query packages. Of course this command is also available on Red Hat derivatives as CentOS, Fedora and more. However standard use of the rpm command will show … Continue reading

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Using pidstat to gather process statistics

Pidstat is a statistics report tool for Linux which is part of the sysstat utilities. You can capture the CPU and memory utilization easily for processes. You can use PID’s and even regular expressions on the process names to filter … Continue reading

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Arch Linux Sick Beard init script

Sick Beard is a nice open source PVR for newsgroup users which keeps track of your favourite TV shows. The website is located here. The source is available at github. I noticed that there are a lot of strange init … Continue reading

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