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Perl – How To: fileparse

perl.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In this post I cover the interesting use of one of the important Perl File::Basename routines: fileparse().

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Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Perl, Technical

 

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kernel.org is back in operation!

kernel.org is back in action!

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Since Oct 3rd, 2011 basic kernel.org started its functioning!
 

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Ubuntu Natty on Pandaboard: Native Build Steps

Natty on Pandaboard

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When I decided to make changes in the Ubuntu Natty Linux kernel (Version 2.6.38) for Pandaboard on my laptop. I thought, it would be a straight forward affair to build it and flash the generated image onto the Pandaboard’s SD card and see it running smoothly…

That time did not know that I would need to change my plan and search the Internet for right build instructions, which eventually I could not find.

Later I decided to go for another option, native build the Kernel on the Pandaboard itself..

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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in Linux, Pandaboard, Technical

 

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Useful Linux Commands: Part III

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This post continues from Useful Linux Commands: Part I , Useful Linux Commands: Part I and list the commands which I found special in embedded Linux environment.

While working on Pandaboard related project, which boots using a SD card, I needed to backup the SD card before I experimented with boot sequences, display resolution, etc. I knew direct cpying the two partitions (FAT32 and linux partition) to backup may not be a 100% backup.

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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Linux, Programming, Technical

 

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kernel.org is down!

kernel.org Down for maintenance

kernel.org Down for maintenance

Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure were compromised. We discovered this August 28th. While we currently believe that the source code repositories were unaffected, we are in the process of verifying this and taking steps to enhance security across the kernel.org infrastructure.

What happened?

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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Useful Linux Commands: Part II

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This post will continue from Useful Linux Commands: Part I and list the commands which I found useful in Linux environment.

Must mention the greatness of the Linux command line tools especially its various thoughtful switches/options. It makes the life of developers very easy and saves a lot of time. More importantly it helps people like me to continue to be lazy (did I say smart!?!)..

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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Programming is an art! How can one: “Teach yourself XYZ in 21 days”?

art of programming

Recently I came across Peter Norvig’s great, well written article on learning Programming Languages, and how it can NOT be taught in a few days/hours.

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Programming, Technical

 

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