shell: does the server exist ?

The following function allows to test for the existens of a server in the network via ping, but with a better interface #!/bin/sh # ——————————————————— #...

bash: Copy everthing except …

If you want to copy multiple files, keep the permission, and want to exclude multiple files from being copied this can be done with the following code: tar cp –exclude-from=$EXCLUDE $FROMDIR | (cd $DESTDIR ; tar xpv) $EXCLUDE contains the file that contains the...

D-Link DWL-G510 with OpenSuse 10.2

[TOC] State of driver in Opensuse 10.2 Opensuse 10.2 is using a driver for this card which is completely unusable. The driver that is installed is called “rt61pci”. This however requires firmware that does not come with Opensuse 10.2, which leads to the...

Grub installation

Everytime I have to look up how to install grub after the mbr got messed up. Therefor here a link to speed up the process… Manual page of Grub about grub-install The important part is the line mount -t ext2 /dev/hda1 /mnt grub-install –root-directory=/mnt...