Monday, October 20, 2008

'Time Machine' for Linux

Today, I was talking with a friend of mine who is a 'Mac' user.
During our conversation, she showed me the 'TimeMachine' application and I was amazed for the quality and how useful it is.

I'm a Linux fan and promptly I came back to my laptop and search for similar applications available for Linux, then, I found those:

  • flyback: tool developed by 'Google' people under python. It's very simple at this time, but I expect some enhancements in the near future.  'flyback' is an early stages it is a GUI for grouping a set of tools already available on Linux.
  • Dirvish: although the 'news' section suggest a high activity levels during 2003 up to 2005, there is an announcement of the dirvish guide submitted on October 2008, so the project has not die.
  • TimeVault: I didn't test.

Try some one, it could save your work and 'life', :-D.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Port associated to Process in Linux

Many times, it's necessary to identify what application has assigned a given port. According to there are three ways to achieve that:
  • lsof -w n -i tcp:#### 
  • fuser -n tcp ####
  • netstat -anp | grep :####
enjoy it!