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Open Source Libferris: Chasing the "Everything is a File System" Dream

The libferris project aims to provide a single file system interface for all data. I have been advancing libferris towards that goal over the last ten years. Over that time, libferris has gained support for mounting relational databases, physical devices like printers, webcams, and scanners, composite files like Berkeley DB and XML files, applications like Amarok, Firefox, emacs, pulseaudio, XWindow, dbus, and evolution, and more recently web services like GDrive, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, as well as many other things. I have some examples of command line use of some of these features here.

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Install Open vSwitch Networking on Red Hat Fedora 20

The following tutorial will bootstrap you in installing and configuring Open vSwitch on Red Hat Fedora 20. It also has some extras that are just general Fedora configuration tasks such as setting up networking along with Wireshark over an X11 ssh session. This is the...

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A Collection of Secret Linux Humor

Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy these amusing man pages and prank programs.

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How to Search Text Files for Patterns Efficiently

For a system admin or a programmer, grep and the likes are probably the most popular tools when it comes to searching through complex configuration directories and large trees of source code for a particular text string or pattern. If grep is one of your favorite tools, chances are that...

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How to Move Files Using Linux Commands or File Managers

Sure, it's most often considered one of the more rudimentary actions to be done on a computer. When you move to the Linux platform, however, you may find yourself asking “Now, how do I move files?”

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