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Nix: Find Newer Files

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Use the -newer flag with the name of a file to find files that have a newer modification date than the named file.

Nix: Exclude A Directory With Find

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Using find is a handy way to track down files that meet certain criteria. However, if there are directories full of irrelevant files, you may end up with a l...

Nix: Upgrading Ubuntu

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I recently discovered that my Linode box was running a fairly old version of Ubuntu. Because it is a remote box that I SSH into, there is no graphical user i...

Nix: Determine The IP Address Of A Domain

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The dig (domain information grouper) command can be used to get more information about a domain name. To discover the IP address for a given domain, invoke d...