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When sysadmining a number Debian machines, you start to get sick of the default login message very quickly (and they all start to look the same too!): Linux alpha 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Wed May 18 23:13:22 UTC 2011 x86_64 The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Read more →


If you are logged into a remote terminal and wish to quickly view the contents of video files, you can use the CACA output module of VLC to view an ASCII version of the video through the terminal. This is handy if you haven’t set up X forwarding, or if X isn’t available. vlc -V caca fileToOpen I’d even recommend doing it just for fun on your local machine. The results are surprisingly good! Read more →