Monthly Archives: November 2007

Get FreeBSD version from Emacs Lisp

Just a quick note to myself…

The following Emacs Lisp snippet was written after skimming through the “alias” examples of the Emacs Wiki about ERC:

(defun freebsd-uname-output ()
  (replace-regexp-in-string "[[:space:]]*\\w+@.*[ \t\n]+$" ""
    (shell-command-to-string "uname -a")))

Its output should look like this:

=> "FreeBSD kobe 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Nov 25 20:35:04 EET 2007"

Go Mulberry, go!

In a post which qualifies as “excellent news”, adamo writes that Mulberry is now open source software.

Mulberry is one of the mailers which I liked a lot, but had to stop using because it was unsupported on my favorite platform (FreeBSD, as you probably know, if you are watching this blog for a while now). Continue reading

Building bootable FreeBSD images

Warner Losh posted an excellent mini-guide for building bootable FreeBSD/i386 images a while back.

I’m not very fond of web browsers, in general, so I copied the text and uploaded the copy at:

in plain ASCII text format…

Thanks, Warner!