by The FreeBSDzine Crew <[email protected]>
Welcome to the Newbies Corner column. Here we will attempt to address
the needs of all of those users out there who are new to FreeBSD. However,
even the veteran FreeBSD junkie may find some useful bits of information
that he/she was unaware of. FreeBSD is made up of so many different
programs and utilities, so it is highly unlikely that any given person will
know about every single one.
If you have a question or tip that you would like to have considered for
inclusion in the column please email us at
We stand corrected...
Last issue Harry Souders found an error in Perl solution that we
offered up in Q & A. Thanks to Harry for pointing this out and we
apologize to our readers for this little mistake. We hope the revival of
your favorite ezine makes up for it. This correct perl command to strip
HTML tags our of a file is:
perl -pe 's/<[^>]*>//g' filename.html
Fragments, Tips and Facts
A standard 486-DX100 PC, with a 500MB hard drive, capable of supporting
up to four Serial Terminals via standard COM ports. A number of text-based
applications are available in the ports collection (text editors, mail
readers, spread sheets) which can allow user to become quite productive in
a text only environment. Serial Terminals are frequently available second
hand, and at a low cost.
At the time of writing, the Seti At Home
project has recorded 589270 received results for computers running
Q & A Speak
I have an APC Smart UPS and I would like to use it with my FreeBSD box.
APC's software doesn't support FreeBSD. Are there any third party
Yes. The upsd-2.0 and upsmon-2.1.3 ports support the APC Smart UPS