The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Yet another new (actually, old) project released!

Two years ago I wrote a program to wrap Perl in order to catch script kiddie Perl scripts on the server.

Today, I'm deleting a huge backlog of information recorded by said program (normally under Linux, the physical directory (a list of files in said directory) is 4,096 bytes—the directory I'm trying to delete is 110,104,576 bytes in size (as a rough calculation means there's over 3,000,000 files in that directory).

And this isn't the first time I've deleted that directory.

But what I didn't realize is that I never got around to releasing the program.

Woooooooooooot! Another project released!

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