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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, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products and services.


BASE: AWK and Sed Power Tools

by James Conroy

This will be an intro to the Power Tools of Unix Text Manipulation.

One of the best things about Unix and Unix like systems is the ability to pipe and redirect plain text from one program to another. Using built in commands you can do many operations such as sorting, counting lines and search for strings in outputs. But what if you want to do more complicated processes, or do these operates on a massive file? That is where the power tools come in. Much as a carpenter has an assortment of tools ranging from hand saws for detail work to lathes, we have access to the power tools of the text processing world. AWK and SEd are the power tools of the plain text world. They are able to do massive and complex actions that would take forever by hand.

See Wikipedia coverage of AWK.

See Wikipedia coverage of sed.

These sessions might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.

MAIN: Container Orchestration

by Matt Skipton

Extract from Wikipedia coverage of Kubernetes :

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of applications. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

The next major step in using Containers is to coordinate as many as are needed, discarding any instances not required. This concept is called "orchestration", and can handle from just a few to many thousands of containers, depending on the requirements of the workload.

Matt will discuss the problems that the Advanced Technology Center at World Wide Technology faced with application hosting. The pros and cons of using containers and how they deployed Kubernetes to fill in some of the gaps.

To Be Rescheduled: ( PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED, BUT NOT DONE ) Programmable Gate Arrays vs ASICS vs RealTime Linux by Bryce Meyer

SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

Monthly Meetings

We open the room for the general meeting about 6:00 PM.

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.


13690 Riverport Dr,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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Wednesday December 11th, 2019

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

Next scheduled meeting dates

Past Meetings

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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