On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 09:23:20AM -0700, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote: > Hello, > > Questions: > 1. What is the command for ejecting the cdrom?
# cdcontrol eject > > 2. Do you know if viruses exist in freebsd, like in > Windows? In about 6 years of using FreeBSD I've never heard of one, or had a machine affected by one. I couldn't say that they don't exist, but I can say that you probably won't be affected by one. > > 3. When I issued a netstat command, and i see > something like 192.135.15... connected to > 192.262.33..., what is the command for terminating > such connections? I'm not sure that this is possible? > 4. When I issued a "alias ls ls -FGh" how can I make > this alias for 'ls' permanent? And where are the > individual manpages for those built-in commands > located? Add the alias command to one of your bash(?) config files - probably either ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile, perhaps ~/.bashrc. See the bash man page. > 5. Does any version of freebsd supports mounting, > reading, and writing of ext3fs partitions of linux? Not sure about this. > 6. Can freebsd turn off my monitor or any other > peripherals of my pc in a given idle time, like the > "stand by" in Windows? How?(just the link) This would be a function of ACPI or APM. Are there any options in your BIOS that control this? If you are using X you can use the `xset' command to determine when the monitor is blanked, suspended, then finally turned off - see the xset man page and specifically see the dpms options. > 7. What is the correct way of rebuilding my ports? In > freebsd sources, I do a make buildworld and then make > installworld. How do I do it in my ports collection? > (e.g; make buildports, make installports??? :-) What you probably want is the port called "portupgrade": sysutils/portupgrade. Install it then check out the man page. Nathan -- PGP Public Key: pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xD8527E49
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