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NEdit

Dan Wilder Issue #35, March 1997 NEdit is something new in a Linux programmer’s editor. Here is something new. Not vi, not emacs, not just a wrapper for some hackneyed old Motif widget. With a sparse but sufficient keyboard command set and full regular expression substitutions, NEdit has the best mouse integration I’ve seen yet in a Linux editor, free ...

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A Guide to Virtual Services

Chad Robinson Issue #35, March 1997 In this Part 1 of 2, see how to have a single machine answer connections to multiple IP addresses and respond differently for each. This installment covers WWW services. As Internet sites grow in number, some clients want to create a presence without dedicating a machine to the task. In many cases, a client ...

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The Death of Xenix

Evan Leibovitch Issue #35, March 1997 By the time you read this, the SCO in “SCO Xenix” will stand for “Software Considered Obsolete”. Is there an opportunity here? As of January 1, 1996 the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) streamlined its product offerings by dropping a number of older releases from its lineup. Until last December 31, you could still buy ...

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Using the I2C Bus with Linux

Simon G Issue #35, March 1997 Originally designed for controlling consumer electronics, the I2C bus is easily adapted to working with Linux to control a variety of devices using the I2C bus standard. The I2C bus is a two-wire serial bus for connecting a wide range of ICs to a computer or micro-controller. It was originally developed by Phillips in ...

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AMD—AutoMount Daemon

Matthew Crosby Issue #35, March 1997 Here’s a way to make system administration easier when dealing with NFS. The standard protocol for sharing files between Linux boxes is the Network File System (NFS). This protocol, which originated with Sun in the mid 80s, does the job, but it has many deficiencies that can cause trouble for a systems administrator. Though ...

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Linux Support – Decreasing Partition Size

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Various Issue #34, February 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Decreasing Partition Size I recently got a new PC with Windows 95 installed. With my old PC I used FIPS to decrease the size of the DOS partition and then used Linux FDISK to create Linux partitions. Windows 95 uses VFAT. Do you know of a utility or product ...

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Watchdog—The Linux Software Daemon

Michael Meskes Issue #34, February 1997 Here’s a program that will watch your computer for those nasty system hang ups and reboot it as needed in your absence. Starting with version 1.3.51 the Linux kernel provides a watchdog driver. Not only does it take care of hardware watchdogs, but it also implements a software watchdog. It was created by Alan ...

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Graphing with lout

Michael Hall Issue #34, February 1997 A document layout language, lout can also be used to generate graphs in PostScript. Most documentation tools can also make graphs. This article will show you how to use lout, a document layout language, to create graphs. At the end we will have a script which creates a history graph of system activity. First ...

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XBanner: Making XDM More Attractive

Amit Margalit Issue #34, February 1997 XBanner turns your boring, staid XDM login screen into one of those cool things you’ll want to show all your friends (nonchalantly, of course). XBanner was invented and designed from the beginning to serve one purpose—to beautify the login screen XDM usually generates. This beautification is accomplished by drawing a piece of text in ...

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At Last, An X-Based vi

Dan Wilder Issue #34, February 1997 One reader’s quest has come to a successful conclusion. The vi editor and kin are used (if maybe not always loved) by many who value a small, nimble, no-frills programmer’s editor. The keystrokes are somewhat cryptic, but mostly just terse. With a small but sufficient command set, a rudimentary set of modes, and no ...

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