That awkward moment when you realize that you were beating your head against a wall trying to tweak server settings…

…and the whole problem was that your file-sync utility read the “groups” file and found a group with the same name but a different GID and changed all the file GIDs to that group.


Thank a deity for “find -print0 | xargs -0”

This is a link to the Linux Journal article about Playterm, here’s the direct link:

Learn Linux/UNIX command-line by watching gurus at work. This is an amazing idea, especially as I just was part of this learning process recently, teaching a fellow tech about “:x” as a shortcut for “:wq” in vim just by doing it in front of him.