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Formula for calculating the swap partition size during the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

May 12, 2009
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When performing the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora, you can accept the default size of the swap partition or enter the optimal size manually. Here is the formula to calculate the swap partition size. If total memory (RAM) < 2 GB swap size = total memory x 2 Else if total...
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How to find file that contains a specific word in Linux and Unix.

April 23, 2009
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The find and grep command is very handy when searching for files that contains a specific word. Both the find and grep commands are universal in Linux and Unix and the syntax is very similar. Below is an example. find /home/andrew -type f -exec grep -H ‘networks’ {} \; This will display all files...
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Sendmail-largeboxes.conf displays warning for large mailboxes

November 5, 2007
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The sendmail-largeboxes.cof file is used to display warnings for large mailboxes.  The default configuration is hard coded to consider 40MB+ as large.  Users will receive email warnings that they have exceeded the 40MB mailbox size.  You can change the default 40MB to a different value.  On my Fedora Core 4 installation the file is...
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