Sandra Henry-Stocker

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Sandra Henry-Stocker has been administering Unix systems for more than 30 years. She describes herself as "USL" (Unix as a second language) but remembers enough English to write books and buy groceries. She lives in the mountains in Virginia where, when not working with or writing about Unix, she's chasing the bears away from her bird feeders.

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Red Hat reaches the Summit – a new top scientific supercomputer

Red Hat reaches the Summit – a new top scientific supercomputer

The new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux and heralds a new level of cooperation between vendors.

Comparing files and directories with the diff and comm Linux commands

Comparing files and directories with the diff and comm Linux commands

The Linux comm command makes it easy to compare files or the contents of directories with its columnar output.

Copying and renaming files on Linux

Copying and renaming files on Linux

There's more to copying and renaming files on Linux than cp and mv. Try some commands and strategies that might surprise you and save you some time.

How to use logger on Linux

How to use logger on Linux

The logger command provides an easy way to add messages to the /var/log/syslog file from the command line or from other files.

22 essential Linux security commands

22 essential Linux security commands

If you're looking after the security of Linux systems, these are the commands you must know.

How to speak Linux

How to speak Linux

We might all agree on the command line, but start talking about Linux, and we might find that the rules of how to pronounce the names of Unix commands are not universal.

Blacklisting modules on Linux

Blacklisting modules on Linux

Blacklisting modules prevents them from being loaded and used, and it is sometimes an important step in keeping a system running properly.

Customizing your text colors on the Linux command line

Customizing your text colors on the Linux command line

The colors used on the Linux command line are intended to provide an easy way to identify files by type. You can change them, but you should have a good reason before you do.

What's behind Cisco's comeback?

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Cisco shares have risen nearly 20 percent in 2018, making it the best performer in the Dow. What changes have energized this surprising push to the top of tech?

How to share files between Linux and Windows

How to share files between Linux and Windows

In spite of the huge differences between Linux and Windows, sharing files between the systems is surprisingly easy. Here’s a look at two very different ways to make this happen.

How to do math on the Linux command line

How to do math on the Linux command line

How to use the expr, factor, jot, and bc commands to do math calculations on Linux systems.

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