Killing Zombie Processes on Linux

You can’t kill zombie processes by sending them “kill -9” directly. Because zombies are already dead! So its better to kill their “parent” process, unless inits init process. Run following command… ps -el | grep Z Look for PPID F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD 5 Z […]

Using grep to removing comments, newlines/whitespace from config files

As configuration files are often full with comments and blank lines reading them inside shell become tedious! Sometimes you just want to quickly recap active configuration option only. Mostly, comments starts with “#”(hash) or “;” (semicolon). Below is a command I often use while debugging various configuration files. For files having comment starting with “;” e.g. php.ini […]

Fix File Permission on Linux/Mac Server

Over the time, file permissions get messy on a linux/mac server. It really annoys (me) to see static files like images have 0755 i.e. executable permission set for them. You can use following commands to fix permissions: find . -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 0775 find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod […]

Ubuntu Server + CrashPlan + Backup + Remote Management using Mac

We already use rsanpshot for backups. But its always feel safe to have more than one kind of backup. For other type of backup, we use Crashplan. They support all major platforms, provides many options and have their service decently priced. It will take a separate post to list down all things I like about Crashplan so […]

Remove “eval(base64_decode” using linux commands from all php files across multiple WordPress

Linux command to fix “eval(base64_decode” code-injection on multiple WordPress installations and remove vulnerable plugins like WP-PhpMyAdmin

Automatically Store Photos From Your Camera to Dropbox [Desktop]

Dropbox is ramping up its service in a big way over the past few days. For starters it has a new design for it’s website. It also has introduced photo-storing features from mobile phones and PCs. These new options by Dropbox are very important as soon it will face competition from Google and Microsoft with […]

Search and Find Games for Linux Online

Most open-sourced Operating Systems are designed on the Linux kernel. Linux stands shoulder to shoulder with Windows when it comes to performance and User Interface. But it loses out when it comes to software compatibility. Many such issues are solved by using open source alternatives which are not as good as the paid ones. Hence when it comes […]

JDownloader – All in one download manager for Linux

I have been using Ubuntu for few years and was searching for a feature-rich download manager for years. Recently, I came across the best platform independent, all-in-one open source download manager named JDownloader which has attractive features, which substitutes the popular Internet Download (Manager for Windows) in most of it’s features. Platform independent. (Windows, Linux, Mac, […]