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The awk Command

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awk is a powerful Unix command. It allows you to manipulate files that are structured as columns of data and strings. Once you understand the basics of awk you will find that it is surprisingly useful. You can use it to automate things in ways you have never thought about. It can be used for data processing and for automating the application of Unix commands.

Howto: Set up Feisty for speed, v1.0

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This is release version 1.0 of “Howto: Set up Feisty for speed.”

Recover Data From RAID 1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD

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This tutorial describes how to rescue data from a single hard disk that was part of a LVM2 RAID1 setup like it is created by e.g the Fedora Core installer. Why is it so problematic to recover the data?

Manipulating Unix Background Processes

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The HUP (hangup) signal is issued to the process once the user's connection to the server is terminated. Once the HUP signal is issued, the process is terminated along with the connection, which presents one with an interesting problem; how does one keep a process running in the background?

Installing Ubuntu 7.04: ATI X**** Cards

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Many people are having problems installing Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) on machine with ATI X**** series video cards. This is caused by this bug that unfortunately could not fixed before the release of Ubuntu 7.04.

This quick guide will get Feisty installed and X.org 7.2 up and running.

1. Boot using PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD for Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

PHP for beginners

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Up until recently, scripting on the internet was something which very few people even attempted, let alone mastered. Recently though, more and more people have been building their own websites and scripting languages have become more important. Because of this, scripting languages are becoming easier to learn and PHP is one of the easiest and most powerful yet.

What Is PHP?

openSUSE 10.2: Installing and Running VMware Workstation 6.0

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VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines—no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required.

Debian 4.0 (Etch) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba file server on Debian Etch and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as adding users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has its own home directory that is accessible via SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read/write access.

Semantics of Python variable names from a C++ perspective

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If you are going to start programming in Python and come from languages like C or C++, there are a couple of things you should know about variable names. In Python, variable names do not have the same behaviour as in C++. Part of this is clarified in the Python documentation, but I’ll try to give specific examples of things that work and don’t work as you may expect, and why.

^txt2regex$: Regular Expression Tool To Create Regex from Description

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^txt2regex$ is a lifesaver. It helps you create regular expression strings in a step by step process, by describing what your regex pattern should do in English (or your own language). The tool can create RegExes for use with 23 different programs, including sed, vim, mysql, and procmail. When you start the program, it will ask you a series of questions like “1.

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