Server updates: Automate it!

A Ubuntu automatic update script with email notifications. We all know that we should keep our systems up to date with security patches and whatnot. This is something that we don't thing about on desktop computers, our operating systems (windows/ubuntu) do it automatically for us, giving us popup notifications when these are ready. But on servers we never log in to get those notifications, as long as things keep running we don't care. You may get hacked one day and become extra vigilant for a while, but that's not going to last, were all lazy....

July 28, 2011 · 1 min · Stephen Nancekivell

mv with progress bar!

Well not quite use rsync with a quick alias. Countless times have i thought this would be nice, and now i have it :) alias rsynccopy="rsync --partial --progress --append -r"alias rsyncmove="rsync --partial --progress --append --remove-sent-files -r"

September 28, 2010 · 1 min · Stephen Nancekivell