How to install MariaDB on NetBSD?

NetBSD is a UNIX-like operating system with a focus on security, simplicity, elegance and clean source code, it is highly portable and robust.

MariaDB is a RDBMS created from MySQL 5.1 source code by the original MySQL developers and designed as a direct and improved MySQL replacement. MariaDB is fast, scalable, and robust, with a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins, and other tools that make it versatile and flexible in different scenarios.

How to install NGINX on NetBSD?

NGINX is a web server with excellent performance and low memory footprint. NGINX can also be used as a reverse proxy (FastCGI, Apache, uWSGI), as a proxy for mail protocols (IMAP, POP3) and as a load balancer.

In this post we will install NGINX as a FastCGI proxy then the PHP requests will be redirected to a PHP-FPM server.

How to schedule tasks in GNU/Linux

cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems, cron is used to schedule jobs at fixed times, dates, or intervals; cron runs every minute and detects if there is a new command or task (reading the files /etc/crontab, /etc/cron.d/* and /var/spool/cron/crontabs/*) to run.

Geany a lightweight text editor

Geany is a powerful, stable and lightweight text editor that has a modular architecture which allows to extend the basic functionality by selecting a set of plugins. It’s developed under GPL v2 license. Geany requires few space on hard disk, has few dependencies (not depends on KDE or GNOME libs)

How to read/write NTFS partitions on GNU/Linux


NTFS-3G is a stable, full-featured, read-write NTFS driver for Linux, Android, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, QNX, Haiku, and other operating systems.

  • It provides safe handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 NTFS file systems.
  • It allows to create, delete, move and rename files, directories, hard links and streams
  • It allows to read and modify files and streams
  • It allows to handle special files such us: symlinks, devices and FIFOs

16 Practical rsync examples


Rsync is a fast and versatile file synchronization tool that allows to copy and sync files locally and from rsync service or any device that supports remote shell (Rsync does not support synchronization between remote devices). Rsync offers a large number of options that control every aspect of its behaviour and permit very flexible specification of the set of files to be copied.