Enabling the Group Host files module in PDSH

Once you have installed PDSH you may want to take advantage of group host files.  This allows you to dictate a file, known as a group file, with a list of hosts inside of it.  You can then pass the name of the group file to your PDSH command to execute your commands against all […]

How do you Install PDSH?

How do you install PDSH? Parallel Distributed Shell (PDSH) allows the execution of the same command in parallel on multiple machines.  This post will quickly describe how to install PDSH. If you need to, you can download the source packages of the latest PDSH release from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pdsh/ Install PDSH using the following command: rpm -ivh pdsh-RELEASE.src.rpm […]

Make the SUM better then the PARTS

As a manager of an engineering team it can often be very difficult to know exactly what you should be focusing on.  This lack of clarity can often be your team’s undoing.  For this reason there is a simple mandate that I have found extremely helpful.  Make the sum better then the parts. What exactly […]

Installing a PHP Pear Module

How do you install a PHP Pear Module? pear install <module-name> So – if you wanted to instal the Pear Pager module use: pear install Pager If the install was successful you shoudl see something to the extent of: downloading Pager-2.4.8.tgz … Starting to download Pager-2.4.8.tgz (36,122 bytes) ……….done: 36,122 bytes install ok: channel://pear.php.net/Pager-2.4.8 Note […]