How to Format Date Output under FreeSBD

This blog post by Yegor shows us how to format date output under FreeBSD.

How do I format date to display on screen on for my shell scripts as per my requirements on Linux or *BSD operating systems?


You need to use the standard date command to format date or time. You can use the same command with the shell script.

Syntax

date +"%FORMAT"
date +"%FORMAT%FORMAT"
date +"%FORMAT-%FORMAT"
Open a terminal and type the following date command:
date -j +“%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S”
Sample output:
2014-08-1816:57:59

Check out the post here with full instructions: http://blog.yegorgavrilov.com/2014/10/howto-format-date-output-under-freebsd.html

FreeBSD 10.1 Is to Support Secure Boot Capabilities

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Secure boot will be backed up by default in the upcoming FreeBSD 10.1 release, which is due to be built by the close of October.

As the FreeBSD’s 10.1 boot process is being under a steady progress development for more stability and security, Implementing UEFI booting is the first step on the road. Secure boot is a feature as called the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), the replacement of the old BIOS. Microsoft Win 8 was probably the first major OS to take extensive advantage of  UEFI fully implementing it in October 2011, UEFI uses encrypted key exchanges to verify whether the operating system which was booting on given hardware was what it claimed to be.

Check out the full post here: http://bsdmag.org/freebsd-10-1-is-to-support-secure-boot-capabilities/

FreeBSD Foundation: Travel Grants for MeetBSD CA 2014

logo_freebsdfoundationCalling all FreeBSD developers needing assistance with travel expenses to MeetBSD California 2014.

The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit the Travel Grant Request Application at http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/documents/TravelRequestForm.pdf by October 20, 2014 to apply for this grant.

How it works:

This program is open to FreeBSD developers of all sorts (kernel hackers, documentation authors, bugbusters, system administrators, etc). In some cases we are also able to fund non-developers, such as active community members and FreeBSD advocates.

For more information head on over to the following link: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/announcements#meetbsd2014

FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 now available

freebsdlogoThe developers of FreeBSD have made available the second release candidate for version 10.1.

The second RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64
and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

Installer images and memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.1/

If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the “releng/10.1″ branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available here:

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.1R/relnotes.html

Check out the official release notes here: http://lists.freebsd.orgA/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-October/080555.html

FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 now available

freebsdlogoThe first RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64
and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

Installer images and memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.1/

If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the “releng/10.1″ branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available here:

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.1R/relnotes.html

Check out the official announcement here: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-October/080453.html

FreeBSD Cheatsheet

FreeBSD user Frederic Cambus put together a cheat sheet on how to bootstrap a FreeBSD workstation and keep it up to date.

System configuration

Setting the timezone

cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Warsaw /etc/localtime

Setting an alternative keymap in console

The keymap directive should be set in rc.conf :

keymap="fr.iso.acc"

Performing binary updates for the base system

freebsd-update fetch
freebsd-update install

Check out the official post for a full list of instructions: http://www.cambus.net/freebsd-cheatsheet/