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`sed`: A Guide for Mere Mortals: 03

Software : GNU SED Version : 4.2.1 Compatibility : Any Copy of SED Previously on “Sed: A guide for mere Mortals” Hello and Welcome to another Sed guide for mere mortals. This one is going to be pretty short and sweet and to the point. (And by that I of course mean “Far longer than…

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Configuring openLDAP with Fusion-Directory

Greetings Meta-Wizards, this week we’re visiting a rough subject for me. OpenLDAP. Its frustrating, Its annoying, and its pretty much been my admin life for the last few months. This tutorial will walk you through a basic setup of openLDAP-server on CentOS/RHEL: 6.7 For those just looking for results, I provide A script on Github…

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What it takes to get into IT

The un-initiated often ask: I’ve been thinking of getting into IT, what does it take to get started? Now, some IT junkies I’ve heard answer this question reply with some useless information like: “oh, Study XYZ, learn Linux this, or windows that. Get Certification A, or B, and then get started by trying to get…

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Kickstart

Over the last few day’s I’ve been working out some problems that have required me make slight changes to install configurations, and then reinstall several systems from scratch all at once with identical configurations. For this I have been saving myself a lot of headaches using kickstart, which is awesome! One minor headache I ran…

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Be Water My Friend…

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes…

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Github and Saltstack and Security (oh my)

Greetings Meta-Wizards! First, Welcome to the first posting of “Admin’s Log” A place for me to basically just say things that don’t fit into tutorial format. First of all, in general: I have a github account where I’ll be keeping a few random projects that interest me. Second, The reason I bring this up is…

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`vim`: Multi-Line Edits!

Greetings IT overlords! Just a quick tip for those vim users out there who, like myself, are on a never ending journey of ultimate vim mastery. Sometimes in vim, you may need to comment, un-comment, or otherwise perform some edit that needs to take place on many lines. This can often be a time consuming…

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`sed`: A Guide for Mere Mortals: 02

Software : GNU SED Version : 4.2.1 Compatibility : Any Copy of SED Previously on “Sed: A guide for mere Mortals” Introduction Welcome back Cyber Wizards. This week on “`sed`: A guide for Mere mortals” We’re going to go over some more basic, but useful, sed sorcery. This time we are focusing on refining what…

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`cp||mv` to Remote Directory

For years when I had to copy or rename something into the same remote directory, I have typed something along the lines of: cp /etc/pam.d/system-auth /etc/pam.d/system-auth.bak-2015112 This however is apparently wrong and bad, and we all need to stop doing it NOW. Why? because its a waste of time. Instead simply do the following: cp…

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A world of Regex: The Basics

Recently I did a brief overview of sed and all its glory, but in the wide world of Admin Ninja Wizardry(tm) basic sed knowledge alone will not net you millions a year and thousands of adoring fangirls/boys/whatever you are into. I mean, neither will regex knowledge…But it will at least make sed/grep/other tools that can…

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