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Inotify-tools is based on the linux kernel inotify feature which check and alerts on filesystem changes, In this example you can trigger a script on a change event in your directory
Fans of the typewriter remain a vehement group. They view the typewriter as something really special, a tool which makes the connection between languages. One of the attractions of a typewriter is that it offers a distraction-free alternative of modern day methods for producing a document. They challenge the writer to concentrate on what really matters - the content. They force the writer to think.
An educational robot to teach kids how to build and code – is this the future of classrooms or the start of Skynet?
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 20-Jul-2014[/b]We have a lot of good FOSS stuff for you this week including the new Raspberry Pi Model B+, an inordinate amount of Android apps wanting to read your text messages, saving endangered languages, an inside look at Linus Torvalds office, Carla Schroder shows us 6 lightweight distros and Ken Starks explains when "free" can suck. Enjoy!
SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. SFTP provides file access, file transfer, and file management functionalities over any reliable data stream.
Do you play that little desktop game Five or More in GNOME? How would you like to compete in a 2 week long tournament beginning on July 31st! See how your skill stacks up against other players.
"The past week I decided to put Sublime in the drawer and only use Github’s new Atom for my coding. As great as Sublime is, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about software is that you gotta try new stuff out. That’s how I discovered Firefox (then called Firebird), Foobar, and even Sublime itself (after having been using Notepad++ for a long time). New stuff has the advantage of learning from the mistakes of all it’s older brethren, as well as filling in the gaps for missing things. So, out of sheer curiosity I forced myself to only use Atom to see how it went."
If you just love making 'top 10'-type lists but are a little embarrassed to say so, tell people you're passionate about data exploration. To impress them even more, explain that you do your data exploration on the command line. But don't ruin the impression by telling them how easy that is!
This experimental version of the firmware has been optimized to run on just one router model – Netgear WNDR3800. If you have that model, you may download the firmware and flash the router with it. A step-by-step guide is available. Intrepid hackers out there are free to try it out on any other router.
I’m happy to announce the 0.8.10 release of the Manjaro Netbook Edition. i686 and x86_64 ISO’s are available. i686 is recommended for most netbooks. The Netbook Edition uses a lightened and customised Xfce environment. Screen real estate is optimised with the use of a single vertical panel that includes DockBarX (via a plug-in) and through a modified version of Xfwm4 (Xfce’s window manager), based on xfwm4-titleless-dev, further patched for default-maximized support.
Some more good news on the patent front. Following the Supreme Court's ruling last month in the Alice v. CLS Bank case, there has been some question about how the lower courts would now look at software patents. As we noted, the Supreme Court's ruling would seem to technically invalidate nearly all software patents by basically saying that if a patent "does no more than require a generic computer to perform generic computer functions" then it's no longer patentable. But that, of course, is basically all that software does. Still, the Supreme Court's ruling also insisted that plenty of software was still patentable, but it didn't give any actual examples. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/14503027923/latest-cafc-ruling-suggests-whole-lot-software-patents-are-likely-invalid.shtml
The Leadwerks developers have overcome some issues they faced that prevented the Linux version of Leadwerks appearing on Steam.
There is nothing revolutionary about Linux Mint. It sits firmly in the camp of "things were and are working just fine so lets not change them". So what makes Linux Mint the most popular Linux distribution?
A new release of Zorin OS 9 has been released only few days ago, that is why it is time for yet another contest, isn't it? Let's Do It!
This week KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the third and last in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.11. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Beneath these releases KDE announced the second beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
How to Install and Use SVN with apache dav_svn on Ubuntu 14.04This tutorial explains the process of installing and using SVN on Ubuntu 14.04 as per steps outlined below. Subversion is a popular open source version control system that enables users to record the history of source files and documents, and manage files and directories over a period of time. It is akin to a tree of files being placed into a central repository on the lines of a regular file server, barring that each modification made to these files and directories is always remembered.
Since we deployed Ask Fedora, we’ve seen a healthy rise in its usage. Unfortunately, I haven’t statistics to show for this. I still need to figure out how I can get some. In this post, I’ll introduce Ask Fedora for the benefit of those still unaware of it and then write a little about how you can help us help yourself and our users via this Q&A forum.
(The *nix part is in the mouse-over)
Two factor authentication with Yubikey for harddisk encryption with LUKSThe yubikey is a cool device that is around for a while and several of us know it and love it. It is a device that is recognizes as a USB HID device and can emit one time passwords on a button press. Quite for a while the yubikey supports a challenge response mode, where the computer can send a challenge to the yubikey and the yubikey will answer with a response, that is calculated using HMAC-SHA1.
There are many great Linux-powered single-board computers, starting with the new Raspberry Pi B+.