Sameer Siruguri

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Archive for the month “March, 2014”

Configuring Postfix and Dovecot: A Few Gotchas

There’s plenty of information online on how to configure Postfix and Dovecot but it turned out that there were a few last-mile steps that aren’t adequately documented. I remember my first go-around was pretty hairy, but the second time, I found a better starting point and learned from the first experience. So I decided to set things down, both for my benefit and that of others.

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A List: Little-known, Uncommonly Used, Secretly Powerful UNIX Tools

I read a HackerNews post pointing to Kristof Kovacs’ collection of a list of Unix terminal tools that he called “obscure.” Admittedly, some of them were hardly obscure – both editors vim and emacs made the list, along with a text-based game called nethack (which I’ve played but nowhere as frequently as I’ve opened up emacs and vim to edit files.)

Looking for the list on Google, I realized (though not surprised when I did so) that many others had compiled similar, and similarly edifying, lists:

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