By: Bryan Lunduke

September 29, 2014 10:51 am


ShellShock, SUSE and You

This last week, a security vulnerability in the Bash shell -- known as the "Bash Bug" or "ShellShock" -- was reported.  This vulnerability could allow for executing code on a remote machine and, as such, fixing this security issue was a top priority. Luckily, patches to resolve this vulnerability were created, tested […]

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By: William Vera

April 22, 2013 9:43 am


BASH Debugging – Quick Tips

Almost everyone knows (or should know) the basic options in bash debug. -v Print shell input lines as they are read. -x Print commands and their arguments as they are executed. Sounds easy right? See the difference, a practical example, a simple and silly script to demonstrate this: billy@sles:~/lab> cat #!/bin/bash […]

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By: dcoughanour

March 5, 2012 3:09 pm


ATT Live 2012 Session Spotlight–Bash Debugging

Note: To see a list of all the sessions planned for ATT Live 2012, go to To give you a taste of the learning you can expect to experience at ATT Live 2012, over the next month or so, I'll be posting as many session spotlights as I can. This first […]

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By: variia

January 22, 2009 10:21 am


Unlimited Bash History

The shell history is a very useful tool for system administrators perhaps for any other user as well. I found on some custom systems that I need unlimited history to actually track what was happening on the machine for its lifetime particularly for the root account. The default settings in bash to remember are 500 […]

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