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Normalizing Path Names with Bash

The bash function presented here normalizes path names. By normalize I mean it removes unneeded /./ and ../dir sequences. For example, ../d1/./d2/../f1 normalized would be ../d1/f1.
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Uncover the Meaning of top's Statistics

Top gives you a snapshot of a system's situation, e.g., free physical memory, number of running tasks, percentage of CPU time usage of each processes--all in a single view. So it's like using ps, free, and uptime at the same time.

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Convert Various Media Formats to Vorbis in Linux

Over the past month I have made it my goal to stop using the proprietary MP3 format for audio in favor of the free, open standard Ogg Vorbis format.

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Finding Files On The Command Line

One of the things I like about Linux is the command line. I have used nautilus, gnome-commander, konqueror, kommander, dolphin and thunar to manage files in Linux and these file managers are great for what they do.
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Tethering an Android phone to Ubuntu Without Jailbreaking or Installing Applications

There are many guides out there on the web for tethering an Android phone to your Ubuntu laptop, so that you can use the phone’s mobile data network connection when you’re out of range of wi-fi.

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