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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 topic was not done last month (December) and is now re-scheduled for this month.

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: Cloud Concepts for Unix Gurus

by Joe Epplin

The cloud is the future of computing. However it is not simple or one thing. Joe will lead us through the various levels of complexity in ways we can understand, as a user, as a developer, and as a system manager. He will outline what tools we need to master to succeed in the cloud environment at whatever level we want to interact.

This is "Big Picture" talk, intended to provide a base level of understanding of the cloud so that we can understand where and how previous talks on Docker and Kubernetics and future talks relate to the cloud. And to how we can interact with the cloud at the level that interests us, both individually (at home) and in our companies.

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 January 8th, 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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