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Readable Nagios Log Timestamps

If you’re like me and most humans, the Nagios logfile timestamp (a unix timestamp) isn’t terribly useful when trying to grep through the logs and correlate events:

# head -2 nagios.log
[1350360000] LOG ROTATION: DAILY
[1350360000] LOG VERSION: 2.0

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Creating RPMs from Perl CPAN Modules

I try my absolute best to always install software on my Linux boxes as RPMs, installed through Yum (yes, I use CentOS on servers and Fedora on my desktops/laptops). Not only is this more-or-less required to sanely manage configuration through Puppet, but it also lets me recreate a ...

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