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Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Cut script inefficiency

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blogs.ittoolbox: One of the most common uses I use scripting for is parsing log files. You know, those incredibly verbose files that we should read to find out if we have been h4x0r3d or not. Unfortunately there is a lot of information in those logs that we are not interested in at the time. So we write scripts to filter out the required information.

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  • Downgrading from KDE 4.0.2 to KDE 4.0.1

  • Hidden Linux : Fun with ISO images
  • Install Firefox 3 Beta 4 in Ubuntu with One Command
  • How to Set VMWare resolution fullscreen as your Ubuntu desktop
  • HowTo: Convert First Letter of Text Line to Uppercase
  • A try on current nouveau
  • HowTo Integrate a Download Manager into Firefox

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 7.10

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BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

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  • Set up a TFTP server for easy network boots and firmware upgrades

  • Purging 32-bit libraries from an amd64 Ubuntu system
  • Copying all your emails to another account
  • Reset your MySQL root password
  • Short Tip: Create a “bash alias” with an argument
  • Fix libpango Dependency Errors
  • Transparent panel
  • Linux Networking 2: a router with port forwarding
  • Gnome-Do Plugin: Install with apturl - quick update
  • How to get your iPod working in Ubuntu

Installing Fonts on Linux

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linuxjournal.com: One of the things I always enjoy when creating presentations, letters, videos, graphics and other documents is playing with different fonts. Fonts can change a boring text-only presentation or paper into an exciting, stylish, wild or classic experience. Yes, it is very easy to get carried away, but that is part of the fun -- trying to achieve the perfect balance between form and function.

Back up Linux with ease

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tectonic.co.za: I’m not particularly fond of backing up my data. I know I should do it and I feel pretty smug when it is done, but it is a time-consuming and frustrating process. I want is a one-click backup tool that, once set, does all the work for me. Backerupper may not be TimeMachine but it is pretty idiot-proof and does the job.

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  • How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano

  • Ubuntu/XP: Streaming Sopcast to your mobile devices
  • Recording sounds for Impress slides with eVoice
  • Debian amd64: iceweasel with i386 plugins, outside a chroot
  • Redirecting Ports Using iptables Prerouting
  • Fix for suspend and hibernation problem for Laptops

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  • Ubuntu TIP: Extending Nautilus, Scripting Your Way To UI Bliss

  • Terminator - Multiple GNOME terminals in one window
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Brings Better MTP Support
  • Conky on Ubuntu 64 Bit - conkyrc
  • Restoring GRUB boot menu from ubuntu live CD
  • Ubuntu Studio Theme a cool looking theme for your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
  • Watching live soccer in Gentoo - part 1 - SopCast

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  • Linux Networking 1: server work load balancing with multiple NICs

  • How to Burn a CD’s/DVD’s in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu wiki editing made easy
  • Suspending Compiz
  • How to create software patches on Linux/Unix
  • How to setup Internet Connections in Ubuntu
  • What Linux distribution it is

BBC iPlayer on GNU/Linux without Flash using only free software

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exploringfreedom.org: The BBC is funded by every single household with a TV in the UK (except old people). iPlayer is a platform for watching BBC shows you've missed. Initially iPlayer was Windows XP only, then, they released a Flash version, but as Flash isn't free software.

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today's leftovers

  • Mesa's Shader Cache Will Now Occupy Less Disk Space
    Mesa previously had a hard-coded limit to not take up more than 10% of your HDD/SSD storage, but now that limit has been halved. In a change to Mesa 17.2-dev Git and primed for back-porting to Mesa 17.1, Timothy Arceri has lowered the cache size limit to 5% of the disk space. He noted in the commit, "Modern disks are extremely large and are only going to get bigger. Usage has shown frequent Mesa upgrades can result in the cache growing very fast i.e. wasting a lot of disk space unnecessarily. 5% seems like a more reasonable default."
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems
  • Epiphany 3.25.1 Released, Ported To Meson
    Epiphany 3.25.1 has been released as the latest update for GNOME's Web Browser in what will be part of GNOME 3.26 this September. Epiphany 3.25.1 has continued the trend by other GNOME components in porting to the Meson build system. With Epiphany 3.25.1, Meson is present and its Autotools build system has been removed.
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively.
  • 3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04
    April showers bring May flowers, and fresh versions of Ubuntu too. Canonical’s latest official Ubuntu release—17.04—arrived this month after news of the death of Unity 8 and the return to the GNOME desktop in 2018. For now, Ubuntu is still shipping with its Unity desktop. I wrote earlier that most users who need stability and support over new features will probably want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04, which was released last April, until Ubuntu 18.04 arrives a year from now. However, there are a few small things in Ubuntu 17.04 that will appeal to users who are keen to get all the newest updates.
  • Linux Security and Isolation APIs course in Munich (17-19 July 2017)
    I've scheduled the first public instance of my "Linux Security and Isolation APIs" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 17-19 July 2017. (I've already run the course a few times very successfully in non-public settings.) This three-day course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.