Archive for April, 2008

According to someone who is liveblogging The Future Of MySQL, MySQL 6, which is currently in alpha, will have some interesting new features that I’m pretty excited to see:

  • a non-blocking replacement of mysqldump for all engines – InnoDB isn’t blocking because it’s transactional, but MyISAM tables are blocking
  • a new default, transactional storage engine – replacing InnoDB as the default I assume?
  • foreignKeys will be in all storage engines – handy

Lots of neat stuff.

When I think about the application my work used when I first started, I think of this picture:


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The following command, well combined commands, will give you a list of your ten most used shell commands. Just nerdy, really.

$ history|awk '{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf "%5d\t%s ",a[i],i}}'|sort -rn|head

82  grep
74  svn
68  cd
53  ls
31  top20
26  emacs
22  system
17  less
14  rm
13  su

Via James