Tag Archives: Linux

Check your hard drive status. Is it old ? Almost dead ?

One thing you should pay attention to is the wealth of your hard drive. You have to keep in mine that a hard drive alive is a hard drive dying. It exists one useful command to analyze your hard drive sensors and give you an idea of its age.

First, try to find your hard drive name. Mine is /dev/sda

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Update your Debian 6 Squeeze to Debian 7 Wheezy OVH

Today I updated my old Debian 6 Squeeze to Debian 7 Wheezy. Actually, it was quite simple.

First, make a last update of your packages.

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Information about your Linux system distribution

It’s not always easy to look for your Linux distribution name and version. Sometimes you will need those information because you are asked, for example on a support forum to resolve your problems.

There are a few simple and useful commands that will help you for this.

Distribution name and version

This command will be helpful to find the distribution name and it’s version like Debian X, Fedora X, Ubuntu X, etc. Read More →

Useful Linux bash search commands

Here is some useful commands you should have around you when you’re looking for something on your hard drive.

Find in content files

This linux command can be used if you want to find something into content files. Be sure to be in the desired directory where you want to start the search. It can take a while because of the (-r) recursion. It will display number lines with the -n parameter. grep –help to find more parameters. Read More →