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Unix+clones

Split and Reassemble Files

Post date: September 20, 2006, 20:09 Category: Software Views: 4524 Comments
Tutorial quote: There always comes a time, where you wish that file was only a few kilobytes/megabytes smaller. Wether it be so it can fit onto your floppy disk, CDR etc, or so you can meet the attachment limit on an e-mail server. This isn't really a command that you would use everyday, but it might come in handy.
Linux

Five X Windows Background Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

Post date: September 26, 2007, 09:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3823 Comments
Tutorial quote: Command lines to do amazing things to your desktop background, when you get tired of wallpaper. Includes animated and static backgrounds using fbsetroot, bggen, ImageMagick, xaos, xlock, and xscreensaver.
Fedora+Core

Fedora Core 6, making the Linux desktop for your parents (or the Linux desktop that does it all)

Post date: January 27, 2007, 07:01 Category: Desktop Views: 6838 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial including a script that will configure and download all necessary components to make Fedora Core a multimedia rich Desktop and also ready for "normal" people. Explanations about what each line does are included, as well as screenshots. PDF and TXT's are also available.

It is a walkthrough of steps to take and explains what they do.
Fedora

Multimedia Support in Fedora 11

Post date: June 27, 2009, 09:06 Category: Multimedia Views: 5244 Comments
Tutorial quote: Follow these instructions to get mp3 and other multimedia support on your Fedora 11.
Open a terminal and become root, then run this command:
Debian

Monitoring Proftpd Server Using phpftpwho

Post date: August 5, 2007, 02:08 Category: Software Views: 3325 Comments
Tutorial quote: phpftpwho is a program written in PHP that tells you the status of your local FTP server. It uses the unix/linux
command ftpwho and formats and displays the information. The program is licensed under the GPL license.
Linux

Basic Linux Commands With Man Pages

Post date: October 11, 2006, 16:10 Category: Installing Views: 3333 Comments
Tutorial quote: Here are some basic commands to get you started in the wonderful world of Linux and other UNIX variants. All of these commands should work from your command prompt (regardless which shell you’re using).
Linux

First Steps Of Running Linux Via Terminal Instead Of Desktop

Post date: August 8, 2011, 07:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3835 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial is supposed to show new Linux users how to handle Linux without having to browse through your desktop to edit files. The core commands to do this are the same on every Linux distribution, however there is a large variety of commands that differ from distribution to distribution, as does the install command.
Linux

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

Post date: April 18, 2006, 15:04 Category: Installing Views: 2566 Comments
Tutorial quote: The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.
Debian

Splitting updatedb into daily and weekly

Post date: April 21, 2006, 12:04 Category: System Views: 2934 Comments
Tutorial quote: We all appreciate the locate command when we are such in a hurry we cannot afford a full and in-elegant find. What we like a little less, though, is the updatedb script consuming up all our disk bandwidth at each boot, summoned by anacron.

Of course, this is only the case if you are running a "desktop" machine: since you turn it on when you need to do some work, then you long for a way to shorten the period of reduced usability forced by updatedb.

Inversely, if you run a server that never goes down, and you successfully schedule your updatedb tasks late at night, then this article is not for you.
Debian

Avoiding slow package updates with package diffs

Post date: September 18, 2006, 13:09 Category: Network Views: 3346 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you're using the unstable or testing distribution of Debian GNU/Linux you will almost certainly have noticed that apt-get uses daily-diffs for its package updates. In many common situtations this is more bandwidth efficient, however it isn't always appropriate.

apt-get is a standard command which is used by many Debian users to manage package installation, and upgrades. (Although there are also other package managers such as synaptic, or aptitude.)
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