Linux Kernel 5.4.72 Release

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This post summarizes Linux Kernel new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 5.4.72 Release. Linux 5.4.72 Release contains 23 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 126,508 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 5.4.72 release compared to Linux 5.4 release. To view the source code of Linux 5.4.72 kernel release online,
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Linux Kernel 4.19.70 Release

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This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux kernel release 4.19.70. Linux 4.19.70 Release contains 95 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 101,521 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.19.70 release compared to Linux 4.19 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.19.70 kernel release online, please
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Adding Gmail SMTP in Thunderbird

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Gmail’s authentication is secured by rejecting access from less secure apps. By default, adding Gmail SMTP in Thunderbird with your Google account password as SMTP authentication password will not work. And Google is beginning to shut off Google Account access to less secure apps. To solve this, the method is to use OAuth2 authentication instead
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How to find out the MX record for a domain on Linux?

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How to find out a domain’s MX record for Email on Linux? For example, to find which domain/IP the email to gmail.com is delivered to. You may make use of the host command. The -t option is used to select the query type. type can be any recognized query type: CNAME, NS, SOA, SIG, KEY,
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How to email admins automatically after a Linux server starts?

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Managing a cluster of servers, I would like to notified when a server is started. How to make the Linux servers email me or other admins automatically after they are started? I did this by adding a crontab entry on each servers like @reboot date | mailx -S smtp=smtp://smtp.example.com -s “`hostname` started” -r zma@example.com zma@example.com
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How to back up emails from the email server?

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offlineimap actually does “synchronization”—if an email is deleted from the server, the email will be deleted from the local Maildir (http://offlineimap.org). This is good for mail sync. However, for backing up emails,one would like to keep the email even if it is deleted from the server. How to achieve this? You may use `getmail` which
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Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” (an attachment)

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Plain text file pipelined to Linux mailx turns to “Content-Type: application/octet-stream” which is recognized as an attachment by some email client. The command is like this: $ cat log.txt | mail -s “Updated log file” -r “from@example.com” “to@example.com” I expect it to be: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit But it turns out to be: Content-Type:
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How to Sync the Contacts in My iPhone with Google Gmail Account

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How to Sync the Contacts in My iPhone with Google Gmail Account? To sync your Google contacts, one good method is using CardDAV. You’ll be able to edit, add, and remove contacts from your device and keep them in sync with your Google Gmail account. It is straightforward: Open the Settings application on your device.
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SEEK_HOLE and SEEK_DATA: efficiently archive/copy large sparse files

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How to efficiently archive a very large sparse file, say 1TB? The sparse file may contains a small amount of data, say 32MB. SEEK_HOLE and SEEK_DATA The SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA functionalities play the trick and makes `tar` and `cp` handle the large sparse file very efficiently. `lseek` with `SEEK_HOLE` returns the offset of the start of the
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How to Set Up Git Commit Email Notifications

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A method to send email notification to a list of email addresses by the remote git server after every push from the client will be introduced in this post. An example notification email after a commit is shown in the figure below. The subject contains a prefix, the repository name, the branch name and the
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How to Send Email Using mailx/s-nail in Linux Through Internal SMTP

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How to Send Email from mailx Command in Linux Using Gmail’s SMTP introduces how to send email using heirloom mailx (or s-nail if you are using Ubuntu 18 or later or similar releases) command in Linux through Gmail’s SMTP which requires some configuration. On the other hand, there are many environments that do not require
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How to Revert Changes in Git

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We make mistakes when developing before or after committing in git. We may revert changes and fix our mistake by using git. Revert entire working tree before committing We can return the entire working tree to the last committed state if we mess up the working tree: $ git reset –hard HEAD Revert changes to
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How to Use Google Apps Account for GTalk in Pidgin

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I believe many users are using pidgin and google apps. Google apps support Google Talk. Can we use it in Pidgin? The answer is yes. How to use Google apps account for Google Talk in Pidgin will be introduced in this post. Let’s use one email address as the example: eric @ example.com First add
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Sending Email Using mailx/s-nail in Linux Through Gmail SMTP

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The heirloom mailx (or s-nail if you are using Ubuntu 18 or later or similar releases) command in Linux is still providing service for guys like me, especially when we need to send email automatically by script. Gmail is great. Now, how to use gmail’s smtp in mailx/mail? gmail is a little special since gmail’s
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