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bash

  1. How To Clear Linux / UNIX BASH Shell Command Line Cache / History

    Introduction to Shell Q. I just noticed faq about clearing dns cache and there are lots of commands stored in my cache. Can you tell me the command to clear out my command history or cache from a shell prompt? A. Many programs read input from the user a line at a time. The GNU history library is able to keep track of those lines, associate arbitrary data with each line, and utilize information from previous lines in composing new ones. Bash and other shell may...
  2. How To Check If You Are Vulnerable To Bash ShellShock

    By Christopher Belson‏ tagged in bash,Bash ShellShock,shell,ShellShock,Vulnerable
    Introduction Bash shellshock Bash shellshock, what a fitting name. The latest major headache for Sys Admins, Developers…well pretty much anyone who has a*nix system running… has been brought to our attention by Security Researcher Stephane Chazelas. The impact of this vulnerability is far bigger than the recent SSL Heartbleed vulnerability. While most people would not think of a bash being something you would be able to access remotely. Its just a shell right? Well Not quite. Bash, the Bourne Again Shell, is widely used (and loved) by many system administrators and developers....
  3. How To Change The Shell Type For A Specific User

    If you would like to change the shell type for a specific user you can do the following. In this example we will change the shell type for username jimmysmith to Bash: chsh -s /bin/bash jimmysmith If you have any questions feel free to leave me a note below and I will get back to you....
  4. How To Change The Language In A Linux (BaSH) Shell

    To set your current shell to a different language you use the bash variable LANG followed by the language you want: LANG=en_us_8859_1 If you want to set that so its used every time add an export line to your .bashrc for that user. The .bashrc file can be found in each user's homedir, if they don't have one you can create it: export LANG=en_us_8859_1 The command locale will show you information about locale on the server. The command locale -a will give you a list of all...