Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Never underestimate the power of a small unix + lots of shell scripts

I've been wondering how to solve some home "IT" problems. You know, things like backup, password management, picture management, encryption of financial documents, etc.

I wonder what the combination of FreeBSD, bash (or ksh93!), gawk and samba would do for me.


If I could samba mount all of the primary Windoze harddisks (kitchen, guest room, etc), I could write a few scripts to do all of the dirty work. There is quite a bit of power and flexibility in having a smallish unix server controlling all of the MS beasts.

This would solve so many problems...

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