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Who!

The Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) is an IRS 501c(6) designated not-for-profit professional association dedicated to education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, System experts, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products, projects and services.


ONLINE Sessions

  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE session will use remote video service on 9 February 2022.
  • Connection instructions will first be sent to our mailing lists and then linked here .
  • BASE:

    Dot Files

    By Ed_Howland

    Per Wikipedia... "Dot file" redirects to the topic Hidden file and hidden directory

  • What are dotfiles? If, as you say, they are invisible, then how do I view them?
  • Why to dotfiles exist? Where did they originally come from? What are they used for?
  • Why are they splattered all over my clean pristine home directory and other folders?
  • Is there some strategy for managing them well?
  • All these questions and perhaps many more will be attempted to be answered by this talk. If you have any expertise on managing dotfiles, please email your comments, ideas, suggestions, or tips to Ed by mailto:ed.howland@gmail.com before this meeting, and they will be credited to yourself there.

    Something fundamental, introductory, instructive, simple or small.

    MAIN:

    Build and Run a PDP-11

    Tentative

    By Dante Catalfamo

  • How to build and operate a DEC PDP-11 UNIX computer.
  • Where he got the kit.
  • How to assemble it and solder its transistors.
  • What version of UNIX runs on it. (Maybe FreeBSD 2.2)
  • What kind of shell it uses.
  • How its output is sent to a printer.
  • OUR ANNUAL MEETING and Elections:

    As required by our By-Laws, will be on 9 February 2022.

    SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

    Click here if you do not see mini-calendar below

    Monthly Meetings

    We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

    Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, smoke and mirrors, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

    Sometime after 7:00 PM we attempt a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

    Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),

    All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.

    Where!

  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE session will use remote video service.
  • Instructions will be given here when available. They will first be sent to our Mailing Lists.
  • When!

    Wednesday February 9th, 2022

    from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

    We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

    Next scheduled meeting dates

    • 2022
      • 2022-02-09 Build and Run a PDP-11 By Dante Catalfamo (Tentative)
      • 2022-03-09 FreeBSD Overview by Deb Goodkin (Tentative)
      • 2022-04-13 TOPICS To Be Determined Offer to talk!
      • 2022-05-11 TOPICS To Be Determined Offer to talk!

    We have been meeting continuously since at least July 1992.

    Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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