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Tuning the BASH History

maggot62

July 2, 2009 1:48 pm

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We all should know that the BASH history is persistent, being stored in a file. Let’s then make sure we optimize what we store.

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Dynamically disable the ZCM login screen for users not in the User Source

maggot62

May 29, 2009 11:29 am

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A common theme in many of my ZCM classes is how to deal with the ZEN Login prompt when users are not in the users source. Novell has provided a simple registry hack to allow this.

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Removing Icons from AllUsersDesktop

maggot62

November 19, 2008 11:39 am

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You may wish to control your desktops with ZENworks Configuration Management, but what about all those icons that appear from All Users Desktop? Here is a simple bundle that will delete the contents from that directory.

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Magic Sysrq — your emergency link to the kernel

maggot62

October 23, 2008 8:31 am

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With most Linux distributions you do have emergency access to the kernel should your machine freeze or become unresponsive to normal keyboard input. This then can allow for a safe reboot. In this tip we investigate some of the features of SysRq.

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Automate deletions of messages within a ZCM Zone

maggot62

October 17, 2008 9:59 pm

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In a moderate to large ZENworks Configuration Management 10 Zone the volume of messages generated into the Zone database can become huge. Novell provides a mechanism to delete messages but not to automate the deletions. In this tip I show a simple vbscript that can be scheduled to delete messages older than 90 days.

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