Category Archives: Unix/Linux

Copy one file to multiple locations with bash globbing (wildcards)

I recently had to copy one php.ini to the individual directories of many users and fell in love with this time saving one-liner:

echo /home/*/etc/php5/php.ini | xargs -n 1 cp php.ini

Oh crap.. Debian 5 has been released

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny) after 22 months of constant development.

Although I should be glad, I’m not since I’m still running a server with Debian 3.1 on it. It’s stable as as rock though.

The availability and updates of OpenJDK, GNU Java compiler, GNU Java bytecode interpreter, Classpath and other free versions of Sun’s Java technology, into Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 allow us to ship Java-based applications in Debian’s main repository.

That is good news for Java as a language. This will obviously make it easier to install Java software.