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  • App Memory - LWN.net discussion of tools to better answer the difficult question of how much RAM particular apps are really using
  • Backspace Keymap Fix - Fixing the keymappings for Backspace, Delete, etc., once and for all
  • Backup Fallacies / Pitfalls - Ways in which on-line discussion of Linux backup tends to go off the rails
  • Backup Halts at /proc - Making sure your backup doesn't break on the /proc filesystem, and why it breaks
  • Backup Scheme - Example simple backup scheme, listing all parts of an example Linux system needing to be preserved, and outlining how to backup and restore
  • Backup with Rsync - Comprehensive coverage of doing incremental, snapshot, and full backups using rsync
  • BASH Guide - Excellent guide to BASH shell scripting by Lhunath and GreyCat
  • BRU Config - Cure for most-common problems with the BRU backup utility
  • Copying Directory Trees - How do I copy/move entire directory trees, within a machine or between two of them?
  • Cursor Speedup - How to I make my cursor move more quickly?
  • dd tutorial - Amazingly detailed and enlightening tutorial about the dd command
  • Desktop v. WM - X11 desktop environments (DEs) disambiguated from X11 window managers (WMs)
  • Dump Deprecated? - Is dump deprecated? FAQ explaining how to safely use dump
  • Host Naming - Schemes for naming computer hosts, along with links to useful arguments against doing it the wrong way
  • Flash Linux Distros - Linux distributions intended to be loaded to USB and similar compact flash drives
  • LD_LIBRARY_PATH - Why setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH is (almost) never the right solution
  • Linux Backups - Karsten M. Self's Linux Backups mini-FAQ
  • Live CDs - List of all known boot-from-CD-ROM (live CD) Linux distributions
  • Memory analyser - Maintained fork of GTK-based analyser utility Exmap, showing memory usage of processes in a very precise manner, with the aid of a custom kernel module
  • Memory analyser - Maintained fork of Exmap as a console rather than GTK+ utility
  • Memory Usage - How to use memory-reporting tools and understand process memory usage (snaptshot of unmaintained page from 2009)
  • Memory Profiling - How to determine how much memory processes really consume, on Linux systems
  • Packaging - Padraig Brady explains Linux distro packaging systems to newcomers, e.g., why one should avoid circumventing those systems if possible
  • Packaging - Mailing list posting about how best to find or at worst construct a distro package for an application, and why to prefer distro sourcing over upstream
  • Partitioning Guidelines - Karsten M. Self's partitioning guidelines for *ix
  • Password Defaults - Factory-default passwords for a large number of switches, routers, and similar hardware devices
  • Redirecting Output - Redirecting output of an already-running process, using gdb, the GNU debugger
  • Release Files - How to programmatically determine what Linux distribution / Unix you're on, by parsing /etc/release or similar.
  • Remote Root Login - The system won't let me remotely login to the system as the root user. How do I fix that?
  • Resizing Linux Partitions - Are there any tools for non-destructively resizing Linux partitions?
  • RPM Unpacking - Why it's difficult to unpack/install RPM packages from within typical, minimal maintenance/recovery systems
  • Small Linux - Where to find small-footprint Linux distributions
  • SUSE apt-get - Configuring the apt-get utility to maintain/upgrade/extend packages on SUSE Linux
  • Syslog - How to write to the system logs from shell scripts or shell prompt, using logger
  • SysRq Keys Support - How do I enable the kernel's Magic SysRq keys?
  • Tape Backup Software - Inventory of all known tape-backup software available for Linux
  • Tape Backup Drive Types - Taxonomy of all tape drive types used in Linux, and salient aspects of each
  • VFAT Filesystem Ownership - How do I make a filesystem shared with MS-Windows be writeable by users other than just the root user?
  • Window Managers - Window Managers for X, field guide maintained by Matt Chapman
  • Window Managers - Comprehensive List of Window Managers for Unix, maintained by Giles Orr
  • X Window System and Motif - Kenton Lee's comprehensive set of links about X and Motif
  • Wireless - Tools for managing wireless on Debian (and many other) systems
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