The GWC Annual Button Contest

GWC had launched their annual GWC Button Contest!

Show us your creative side and enter a WebSphere- or technology-related button slogan and you could see it showcased at Impact 2014! Enter your slogans below and the top three highest rated slogans will be made into buttons that you can pick up in the GWC area at Impact 2014! Winners will also receive a GWC package that includes:

  • A TSA-approved fast-track laptop backpack
  • A BPA-free water bottle
  • A wireless mouse
  • A USB Flash Drive

check all details … submit your idea and be in contention to win the prizes @


CRONTAB cheat sheet

cron is a unix utility that allows tasks to be automatically run in the background at regular intervals by the cron daemon. These tasks are often termed as cron jobs. Crontab (CRON TABle) is a file which contains the schedule of cron entries to be run and at specified times.

1. Crontab Restrictions

You can execute crontab if your name appears in the file /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow. If that file does not exist, you can use crontab if your name does not appear in the file /usr/lib/cron/cron.deny. If only cron.deny exists and is empty, all users can use crontab. If neither file exists, only the root user can use crontab. The allow/deny files consist of one user name per line.
2. Crontab Commands

export EDITOR=vi ;to specify a editor to open crontab file.

crontab -e Edit your crontab file, or create one if it doesn’t already exist.
crontab -l Display your crontab file.
crontab -r Remove your crontab file.
crontab -v Display the last time you edited your crontab file. (This option is only available on a few systems.)

3. Crontab file Continue reading

Useful Linux/Unix commands

Summary and the usage of the unix/Linux commands.

Help on any Unix command. RTFM!

man {command} Type “man ls” to read the manual for the ls command.

man {command} > {filename} Redirect help to a file to download.

whatis {command} Give short description of command.

apropos {keyword} Search for all Unix commands that match keyword, eg “apropos file”.


List a directory

ls {path} It’s ok to combine attributes, eg “ls -laF” gets a long listing of all files with types.

ls {path_1} {path_2} List both {path_1} and {path_2}.

ls -l {path} Long listing, with date, size and permisions.

ls -a {path} Show all files, including important .dot files that don’t otherwise show.

ls -F {path} Show type of each file.
“/” = directory, “*” = executable.

ls -R {path} Recursive listing, with all subdirs.

ls {path} > {filename} Redirect directory to a file.

ls {path} | more Show listing one screen at a time.

dir {path} Useful alias for DOS people, or use with ncftp. Continue reading

New Feature : Import posts to your google docs

Hello All

today we have two updates for you

  1. From now on all the articles published as PDFs can be downloaded to your google docs account.
  2. we will be posting a new series of articles on “Transition to WebSphere v8”, which covers WebSphere Application Server v8 new features and administration.

Leave your suggestions, in the comments section below

steps to download or importing to google docs:

  • click on the arrow mark to open it in a new window .
  • Then go to file –> download or save in google docs