How to install CentOS 6 on Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization

Many developers rely on Linux, but often work in a Windows infrastructure environment. Often it’s not feasible to install a flow-blown VSphere or XenServer setup when everything else runs on Windows Server and there’s limited hardware, but virtualization has many advantages. Enter Hyper-V, which can be looked after by Windows system administrators, but let you ...

Copying files in Red Hat/CentOS without prompting, -f –force flag being ignored

Something annoying about Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora I had forgotten after years of Debian, Ubuntu and SuSE (or something that they’ve introduced recently, I’m not sure) is that cp is an alias to cp -i, as in it is interactive by default. Therefore the following will still prompt you for overwriting: cp * -Rf /var/somewhere/new_location To get ...