Tue 19 Oct 2021

Why you shouldn't invoke directly

The setuptools team no longer wants to be in the business of providing a command line interface and is actively working to become just a library for building packages. What you should do instead depends on your use case, but if you want some basic rules of thumb, there is a table in the summary section.

This does not mean that setuptools itself is deprecated, or that using to configure your package builds is going to be removed. The only thing you must stop doing is directly executing the file — instead delegate that to purpose-built or standards-based tools, preferably those that work with any build backend.

Source: Why you shouldn't invoke directly, an article by Paul Ganssle.

Explaining top(1) on FreeBSD

We all know and have at least once used the top(1) command to track information about our cpu and processes, but how many of you know what each field means? Today we will guide you through each of these fields. By default, top(1) displays the ‘top’ processes on each system and periodically updates this information every 2.0 seconds using the raw cpu use percentage to rank the processes in the list.

Source: Explaining top(1) on FreeBSD.