The /etc/passwd File Format

The /etc/passwd file stores essential information, which is required during login i.e. user account information. /etc/passwd is a text file, that contains a list of the system’s accounts, giving for each account some useful information like user ID, group ID, home directory, shell, etc. It should have general read permission as many utilities, like lsuse […]

Tar a folder or entire system through ssh

We all had the problem of needing to backup a folder or an entire system from a machine before decommissioning or as a postfix backup solution only to find tarring aint gonna work cause you have very little space left. Also there are folders you want to avoid tarring since they contain logs or system […]