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Saint Louis Unix Users Group

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, System 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, projects and services.

We have met continuously since we incorporated in July 1992. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.

Monthly Technical Presentations

Connection instructions will first be sent to our mailing lists and then linked here .

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, Central Standard Time, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

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),


  • Online Sessions only.
  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • These sessions will use remote video service.


Wednesday February 8th, 2023

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, Central Standard Time, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

Next scheduled meeting dates


Something fundamental, introductory, instructive, short, simple or small.

BASE Topic: Hands On btrFS

Presenter: Lee_Lammert

At the November 2022 STLLINUX presentation covering btrFS, we could not do the hands-on portion due to an issue with the Zoom client, ...but this time we will!

Tune in to this Base presentation and we will:

  • Install from scratch with subvolumes;
  • Update and see the snapshots created;
  • Delete extra snapshots;
  • Blow it up and recover.

  • Something more advanced, detailed, important, new, profound, significant, timely or useful.

    MAIN Topic: YADM - Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

    Presenter: Sean Twiehaus

    In this presentation Sean will demonstrate 'Yet Another Dotfiles Manager' -- YADM . YADM's tag line is "If you know how to use Git, then you already know how to use YADM"; but, if you don't know Git, then YADM is a great way to learn Git.

    This presentation will demonstrate the following capabilities of YADM:

  • Keep dotfiles in-sync between machines
  • Use Alternate files to have different settings on different systems.
  • Bootstrap your system using YADM.
  • You should know how to use YADM to keep and manage your dotfiles. You will want to know how and why you might want to use many of the features listed on YADM's website .

    SLUUG Annual Meeting and Elections

    As required by SLUUG By-Laws, the next annual meeting will be held 8 February 2023. Attending any two SLUUG sponsored meetings in 2022 qualifies you to vote. Ballots for February elections are now available. An absentee ballot could be printed and mailed to us; but, must reach us well before 8 March 2023 for counting.

    Possible Future Topics

    Other independent, loosely affiliated SLUUG sponsored Special Interest Groups:

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    Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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