Archive for 'FreeBSD Utilities'

Printing previous dates with the FreeBSD date utility

In a previous post, I described how to get the date for a day in the past. This method unfortunately doesn’t work on FreeBSD hosts, since FreeBSD doesn’t come with the GNU date utility. As an alternative to GNU date, you can pass a time value to the date utilities “-v” option to print a […]

Managing FreeBSD ports

I was reading through this months SysAdmin magazine, and came across Richard Bejtlich’s article “Keeping FreeBSD Up to Date.” This article was well timed, since I decided to migrate my laptop from Ubuntu Linux to FreeBSD 6.0. One hurdle in moving to any new Operating System is application and system patch management. Since I haven’t […]