tar Edition - Released
Simple, streamlined packaging of content with a plethora of add-ons that extend tar‘s range of capabilities, makes this utility invaluable. The need arises frequently to reduce content trees to simpler representations or bundles, often for simplified transport. Spend some time rolling and handling disparate content in this release.
Archive data with tar.
dd Edition - Released
Of all the inavluable utilities, ‘dd’ ranks among the list of critical. Whenever the need arises to generate exact, bit-level copies of data, regardless of IO source, use ‘dd’ to accomplish your goals. Explore data duplication with ‘dd’. Use dd to image, mirror, compress, copy data as needed.
Data duplication with dd.
SymLinks Edition - Released
Symbolic links provide a variety of useful shortcut mechanisms in Nix-based environments. Examples include, but are not limited to: simple shortcuts, name reincarnations, cross-device file access, intra-device access, permissions circumvention, and reduced storage usage with hard links. Explore some use-cases.
Explore Symbolic Links as they relate to common use-cases and Applications.
py-compress Edition - Released
Invariably as a Python Coder, you will deal with files. The ability to use $SHELL-inspired constructs to filter file lists can be invaluable in improving your productivity. In this Release, we cover the basics of file-globbing patterns in Python.
Python Compression of Files
Base-Name Edition - Released
The Path to a file contains multiple parts; among them, the directory location and the target file name, or, the initial instance of the object's presence in the file system. It is often requisite when automating tasks to manipulate the Path, including but not limited to extracting the Base Name of the file object for a variety of reasons. Let's explore some common Base Name manipulations in this release.
Manipulate (Base | Dir) Names.
Cent8x-Stream Edition - Released
CentOS offers a visage into the world of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is a fork. Unlike its Enterprise counterpart, there are fewer encumbrances, especially vis-à-vis the all-too-important frequently required software updates. Use CentOS to align your Applications and Services with RHEL.
CentOS8x Stream Administration
GParallel Edition - Released
Physical frequency limits of currently-employed materials have been met some time ago. Multiple Cores were the natural answer, permitting ever-greater SMP execution. Applications were adapted to harness the benefits, however, countless cycles are still wasted, which is wasteful on any number of fronts. GNU Parallel and similar tools discourage waste by allowing more simultaneous executions. Have a proper glance at this simple, but powerful Executor in this release.
Spawn processes in Parallel with GNU Parallel.
Command-Sub Edition - Released
Among the many useful $SHELL features is the ability to substitute commands in-place, at the calling-point. Command substitution places the output of one or more commands at your disposal for usage in say a Variable, Alias, or in-line for further processing. Nesting extends this functionality as far as your (use-case | imagination) dictates, possibly resulting in extremely useful time-saving command-sets. Spend some time substituting commands in this release.
Command Substitution in: Z Shell (zsh), and BASH.
Z-Shell Edition - Released
The $SHELL to end all $SHELLs. Ostensibly, Z-Shell, or, zsh, or 'which $(zsh)' offers the best of the cumulative lot of, well: $SHELLs and their expansions, interpolations, substitutions, pleasurable frustrations, and so on. Highly-customizable, zsh is an appropriate environment for novices to experts alike. Features abound, usability is high, draw nigh and reap wondrous rewards of $SHELL endowments. Perhaps it is time to consider the official transition from BASH to: Z-Shell.
Z Shell, zsh
SSH-Win Edition - Released
OpenSSH provides SSH client | server services for Windows environments. The same OpenSSH stack that is defacto elsewhere, is available on Windows clients and servers. Armed with sufficient PowerShell knowledge, one can be rather productive largely from the $SHELL on Windows.
OpenSSH Client | Server on Windows
PuTTY-SSH-Win Edition - Released
PuTTY SSH provides apt SSH client services for Windows environments. From Terminal (TTY) access, to Interactive and Non-Interactive file transfers, to integrated console TTY access, the toolkit allows your Windows team a relatively seamless interaction with standard *Nix SSH services.
PuTTY SSH Client on Windows