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Linux tip guide: Using scrot

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Raiden's Realm: For those who like to do a lot of work on the command line, or for those wanting a much simpler approach to taking desktop screenshots, there's scrot. Scrot is short for "screen shot" and is a command line tool for doing exactly that.

Excursions With Find, Xargs, and Perl

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Geek Pit: It's a common sysadmin task to want to change permissions on all the files and subdirectories under a top-level directory. You could just use the '-R' switch to chmod, but what if your files and directories need different permissions?

File permissions in Linux

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polishlinux: In this article we’re going to cover topics such as the basics of Linux file access rights, useful commands that allow you to manage file permissions, as well as numerical and special access modes.

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  • A newbies guide to Fdisk

  • How-to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu
  • Upgrading NVIDIA Drivers in Debian Lenny
  • Linux Shell, Bash tutorial
  • Using Mozilla Prism on Linux
  • How to install deb packages
  • Migrating mailman lists
  • Shell Scripting 101

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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  • How can I configure Firefox to use the KDE print system?

  • schroot - chroot for any users
  • OOo: Video Tutorial of Creating a Database and Simple Mail Merge
  • Dangerous Linux Commands
  • ffmpegmenu - transcode videos from your file manager
  • HowTo: Display a Tree of Linux Processes
  • Install Drupal 5.3 on Mandriva 2008 or One

Put a Puppy in your PC, part 4

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telegraph.co.uk: This week we begin your Puppy training in earnest and we'll start by connecting to the Internet. If the PC you are running Puppy Linux has a connection through a router or Wi-Fi adaptor then it should be a breeze.

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  • Howto: 3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

  • Manipulate process priority with nice
  • Livna Repository on Fedora 8
  • Linux: Resetting a user’s password
  • gOS on Walmart PC, try it out yourself
  • Skype 2 ( Beta ) On OpenSUSE
  • Using regular expressions in OpenOffice Calc filters
  • Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme
  • Supercat Text Colorizer
  • Vim tip - showing line numbers

Watching (copy-right protected) DVD’s on Ubuntu Gutsy…

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readthisaloud.wordpress: Were you shocked as well when you found out that your Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10) wouldn’t playback DVD’s that you’ve LEGALLY purchased in shops or through Amazon?

Bash tips and tricks

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richbradshaw.wordpress: bash is the default shell in many Linux distros, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat etc etc. If you use a Linux based OS, then chances are that you are using bash. For this reason, I outline below a few common annoyances, and the simple ways to over come them.

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