Surrey LUG Bring-A-Box 8th February 2014



Latest news on road floods. --

All roads approaching the Sailing club are flooded and closed.  I drove through Shepperton on Laleham Rd approaching from the North. the Littleton Lane Is  marked as Road Closed but  the ffloodis spilling off he road  and it is passable with care.

  • Renfree Way  closed at  10:16am  about 30cm  I saw a transit van pass through,  but authorities have closed it.
  • Littleton Lane just north of sailing club  Road closed.  10:30   Water is washing over the road and spilling over the curb.  I saw a Mini  and Golf  pass through.
  • Chertsey Bridge Road  Road closed with Police  attendance IIat  10:37   saw a Land Rover pass through.
  • 9 SLUGer's managed to wade through the floods,  and are at the meeting today.
  • Sorry for any one who was not able to make it to the meeting.  Hopefully the weather will be more compliant next time. 

This month's meeting is at  -  Littleton Sailing Club - Shepperton.

Donations are requested to cover the cost of rental, heating and power.

We have a TRIAL of a new venue.  Please read the venue page, to see restrictions on the automated gate at this venue. Please arrive promptly,  or book your gate opening time via the maillist.

We have regular sessions on the second Saturday of each month. Bring a 'box', bring a notebook, bring anything that might run Linux, or just bring yourself and enjoy socialising/learning/teaching or simply chilling out!

New members are very welcome. We're not a cliquey bunch, so you won't feel out of place! Usually between 15 and 30 people come along.




Sadly, the Bar will be closed,  today.  The Canteen/Galley is not staffed this weekend,  but hot water and the kitchen sink are available for use. We should be able to organise some Tea + Coffee.  Please bring treats to share round:- Cake, Biscuits etc,


Main Features - [Running Order yet to be confirmed with presenters]


  • Something new I learnt this month,
  • An introduction to Version Management - Sam Penn



  • Introduction to the Bash Shell: Part 1 Finding Things - approx 30 mins,  Ian,
  • Resurrect the Quiz! - a traditional style quiz on geek subject matter, 
  • Discussion of future meeting venues -  Digital WorkHub, Walton,  Knaphill Scouts hut in Woking, Others??


Summary - Introduction to the Bash Shell: Part 1 Finding Things
The power of UNIX/Linux for the system administrator is its capability to compose simple queries using commands and pipes to complete simple tasks quickly. In this presentation I shall be going over some of the basic Linux commands that I use and showing how I use them in real world situations to build complex queries.


Previous Sessions

To see the kind of things we've done at previous sessions, try the BringABoxArchive page, where you'll find summaries and photos.