Tag Archives: Tools

From 0 to “Hit Publish!”: How We Create SUSE Documentation


By: chabowski

September 18, 2017 5:48 am



The following article has been contributed by Stefan Knorr, Technical Writer at the SUSE Documentation Team.     On various occasions over the past year and a half my colleagues Meike, Dima, and Carla have already mentioned the not-so-secret sauce we use to create our documentation on this blog. While good information may be the …

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Categories: Expert Views

Holy Supportconfig File

Matteo Limardo

By: Matteo Limardo

April 25, 2017 12:26 pm



Let’s talk about Supportutils tool? Sure thing, why not! As a Technical Support Engineer in SUSE, I rely heavily on Supportutils tool which generates a file with all the configurations and logs of the system, the Holy Supportconfig File. Frankly, my job would be much more difficult without…

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Free Tools, Server and Application Virtualization, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

I deleted everything.

J. S. Evans

By: J. S. Evans

April 13, 2017 8:43 am



I goofed. I’m an avid hobbyist photographer and I happen to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Needless to say, I take a lot of pictures. Recently I upgraded the drive in my home desktop from a slow HDD to 256G SSD. My workflow is like this: I take pictures, …

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Categories: Free Tools, openSUSE, Technical Solutions

LJDT: LDAP Data and Schema Comparisons

By: ab

August 7, 2013 2:53 pm



Have you ever wanted to compare data between eDirectory trees, or schema between servers, or objects between entirely different directories (OpenLDAP and eDirectory, for example)? It should be possible, of course, as both systems are accessible via LDAP. Still, how does one go about doing this kind of comparison? Well, because you are running on the right server or workstation, Linux Just Does That.

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Categories: Open Enterprise Server on SLES, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

LJDT: Reliable Service / Connection Tests; netcat, not ping, is the correct tool

By: ab

July 18, 2013 11:26 am



Me: “I cannot get to your site.” Helpdesk: “Hmm, let me check. I can ping it, so it must be okay.” Me: “No, pinging has nothing to do with access to the site.” Helpdesk: “No, you’re crazy, I can ping it so it’s your problem. Goodbye.” If you have never had this type of exchange with others, you’re lucky. The fact of the matter is that ‘ping’, while a good (but not 100% even here) tool to determine if traffic can go from one IP to another, is a lousy tool for determining if anything more than layer three is working …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

8 CLI Tools that are Under-utilized, Sometimes Unknown, or Unappreciated and Yet Pack a Powerful Punch

By: kryptikos

July 27, 2007 1:17 am



Jonathan Peck put together a list of command line tools that he has found to be very helpful and informative when it comes to administrating Linux.

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions