This presentation evolved from author's experiences in using Linux to manage collections of images and to edit images using FOSS and other open source tools. A brief overview of tools for "managing" photos will be followed by the main topic: editing images with The GIMP. Album creation and upload tools will also be touched on. There will be a "live" demonstration of tools found most useful from The GIMP toolbox, including basics such as cropping, color balance, adding text, creating images with transparent backgrounds.
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One of our junior sys admins told me he was trying to figure out how to modify his monitoring script during maintenance windows (the monitoring script is called automatically by the monitoring agent on the box.) I told him to use a "stop file."
At or near the top of your script (a simple bash script,) put a block like this:
if test -f /tmp/do_not_run
Then, during maintenance windows, create the /tmp/do_not_run file and the script will simply exit without attempting to perform any actions against the system. When the maintenance window is over, remove the file and everything goes back to normal.