December 24, 2009


Filed under: Commands — Tags: — shijitht @ 1:11 pm

Mail will sent mail to any user.

$mail username/address(Address like email)
The temporary mail messages are in the file
/var/mail/username and it’s contents deleted when
the user uses the message.
The message used with command mail
This will show the mail messages one after the other (Subject only).
When we press ENTER the messages will be shown in detail one after
the other.
we can switch to any message using it’s number

The options are
&d — will delete the message
&dt — delete and show the next message
&s file name — store the message in the file specified
&q — quit the mailbox

If we quit the mailbox without deleting/storing messages, it will be stored in spool.
CTR+D can be used to exit or go to the next argument.


December 23, 2009

Fedora 11 auto login

Filed under: Fedora — Tags: , — shijitht @ 2:18 pm

Edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf as root.

Restart gdm

Use switch user option or vary timed login delay for login as a different user.

December 22, 2009

First post for RMS

Filed under: GNU/Linux — Tags: , , — shijitht @ 11:03 pm

Let me start the first one.This is the introduction that most of my posts will be about GNU/Linux.I will tell GNU/Linux and will wish you also do the same because of the following reasons. GNU stands or ‘Gnu is Not Unix’ It was started by RMS(Richard M Stallman) as a project. It is a result of his strong urge for freedom in software field. He began after leaving MIT so it is not an MIT originated stuff. More and more intelligent people accompanied him in his journey for freedom and still continues.

When GNU was almost complete except the kernel, a student from Finland came up with a kernel Linux, named after his own name. Everybody knows how he is, the famous Linus Torvalds. But his intentions were different at first when he released the kernel as proprietary. Later he moved the license to GNU General Public license(GPL). He became a billionaire before he moved to GPL. He did nothing more other than moving the license compared to what RMS did for the free software movement. So calling the OS Linux and giving credits to Torvalds is “_____”. The GNU kernel Hurd is on its way but most of the GNU based software failed to do on Hurd. Lets hope the best.RMS fought many proprietary wars with software giants for patent issues, developed our ‘day to day command’ gcc(Gnu Compiler Collection),GPL,Emacs text editor, etc and still continues his triumph. So i dedicate my blog for that Great living legend.

I never said i dislike Linux kernel. I love Linux kernel and i am pretty used to its features. Compilation and run-level features are awesome. From now on I will share my GNU/Linux experience. I use Fedora 11 and my posts will be based on that.

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