Tar/GZip Files in One Operation, Unattached to the Terminal Session

When you’re trying to move a large block of files, its often useful to do so in one command and to be able to close your terminal window (or allow it to time out). If you run a command under normal circumstances, losing the connection can cause your command to terminate prematurely, this is where… Continue reading Tar/GZip Files in One Operation, Unattached to the Terminal Session

When a List of Files is Too Long for a Typical “rm” Command

I was on a client’s reporting server and noticed that an “ls” of their report logs took about 10 minutes. The directory had a log for every report run since June 2010, which is around 1.3 million files! Here’s a transcript of the error: [root@morpheus log]# pwd /home/morpheus/tools/birt-runtime-2_0_1/Report Engine/log You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root… Continue reading When a List of Files is Too Long for a Typical “rm” Command