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Crontab format

November 17th, 2016
Linux crontab format

Once you learn basic Linux commands and at least a bit Linux shell (e.g. Bash) scripting, crontab (scheduler) in Linux becomes another major step forward, as it allows you to automate your shell scripts. This post is about crontab and its format. Before using crontab Just make sure that your bash scripts are executable. You […]

Backup SD card

July 28th, 2014

Why would you need a backup SD card? I wanted just to upgrade my SD card to faster one on my Raspberry Pi XBMC, but there could be more good reasons to do this. Copying the files itself can’t be as straightforward as you thought because your SD card may contain few different file system partitions […]

Basic Linux Commands

May 22nd, 2014
Learn Linux commands

When I was new to Linux, basic Linux commands looked very scary and the list of them looked endless as well… 😉 I started learning them bit by bit until I realize one day, that I do not use many of them so often. That was a practical example of Pareto principle, which is also known […]