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Zenity Brings a Little GUI Goodness to Linux Shell Scripts

One of the powers of the Linux command shell is the wealth of commands available to accomplish most any task. That amount of power can be...
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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...
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Uncover the Meaning of top's Statistics

Its name is kind of unique for something that shows system statistics: top. It is a part of the procps package, a set of Linux utilities that...
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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...
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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...
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The Move to Linux--Netbook Remix

If you have been following my postings over the last year, you will have read about my attempts to migrate to Linux. Some have been partially...
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How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up...
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The Kernel Newbie Corner: Kernel Debugging with proc "Sequence" Files--Part 2

This week, we'll pick up where we left off last week and continue discussing simple kernel and module debugging using seq_file-based proc files....
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How-to Build Latest Linux Kernel on Debian from Linus' git Repo

Here's a how-to for building a recent 2.6 Linux kernel on your Debian GNU/Linux box. You will need to do all this as root. It's serious business...
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