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Use s3cmd for Managing Amazon S3 Storage from the CLI
If you're looking to script backups or other operations, a reliable CLI tool that works with S3 is a must. s3cmd fits the bill.

Use httperf for Server Benchmarking
Prototyping Web applications? Trying to test and tune your Web servers? httperf makes it easy to test HTTP server workloads.

There's a New GNU fdisk in Town
The latest GNU fdisk is now in alpha. Not anywhere ready for production, but ready for the adventurous to take out for a spin.

Kernel Developers Share Security Tips
Learn tips for keeping your Linux system safe in this post-kernel.org-breach world.

Give Yourself a Menu in Vim
Completing filenames when using Vim in command mode can be tricky. These tips will make it a simpler task.

User Limits Made Easy
Linux admins looking for an easy way to set hard and soft limits for users will find much to like about the pam_limits module. With pam_limits, you can set parameters on system resources on a per-user (or per-group) basis for all variables--from the maximum number of files a user can have open to the amount of CPU time.

A Look at the Compgen Bash Builtin
Linux and other Unix-type systems contain a wealth of features under the surface. Oftentimes, however, these features are non-obvious and hard to find. Compgen, a GNU Bash builtin that shows all possible completions, is one such feature.

Boost WordPress Performance With W3 Total Cache
Is your hardware inadequate for your site? Throwing more resources at it may not be the best answer. For WordPress sites, W3 Total Cache is an inexpensive way to wring the most out of what you already have.

Kill Processes Quickly With Slay
Most admins know kill and pkill. But those looking for a quick, clean kill use slay.

10 Secure Linux Distributions You Need To Know About
If security is a primary concern for you (it should be), introduce yourself to 10 secure Linux distributions ready to work in any environment from small to enterprise to cloud.

Check WordPress for Exploits
WordPress is one of the most popular CMSes, which means it is among the more commonly exploited. Use the Exploit Scanner plugin to help lock it down.

Rename and Copy Files Easily in Your Text Editor
Renameutils is aptly named. The easy-to-use collection of utilities makes renaming files as easy as using your favorite text editor.

Try collectlfor System Monitoring
When it comes to collecting system status data, sar is a veritable workhorse. It is not, however, without its limitations. If you're in the market for a utility that also handles NFS, Slab data, and sub-second intervals, consider collectl.

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