Category: Ubuntu

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FOSS – Free Open Source Software

I will Add more in a future post but for now Have fun with these great programs. Let me know if you have any other FOSS or FLOSS programs that you love using! I also want to thank the following people for helping inspire me in my quest to FOSS:Paul Flint , David LaFreniere, Kevin Cole and Josh Sled    …

GNOME SHELL 3.8 TO GET A “CLASSIC” MODE

Two weeks ago, we were telling you that the fallback mode will be dropped from GNOME 3.8 and that some extensions which provide a GNOME 2 like layout might be maintained by the GNOME developers for those who are used to the classic interface. Well, it’s now official: a few GNOME Shell extensions which bring back some “classic” features …

Setting Up Bazaar / BZR

Setting Up Bazaar  sudo apt-get install -y bzr bzr whoami “John Doe <john.doe@gmail.com>”  bzr init-repo sample Shared repository with trees (format: 2a) Location:    shared repository: sample  bzr init sample/trunk cd sample/trunk Created a repository tree (format: 2a) Using shared repository: /home/john/sample/

Shell qualifiers

Shell Qualifiers are elements you can add to shell scripts to enhance system operation, examples include: Phonem Description Element shebang Establishing command processor #! shebout Identify expos-able help line ## sheborg Identify structural element #* sheblog Toggle Logging in script #> shebangEstablishing command processor #! sheboutIdentify expos-able help line ## sheborgIdentify structural line #* sheblogIdentify …

.bash_fluff

great things to put in bash Find this or that ls | grep ‘this|that’ List files used today alias ld=’ls -alt | grep $(date +%F)’ Sans Comments alias sc=’egrep -v “^[[:space:]]*(#.*)?$”‘ Dairy Queen what is in a directory alias dq=’du -h –max-depth=1′ Calve Very small memory alternate alias dq=’ls -1 |xargs du -h -s’ Bash …

Linux speed hacks

Preload Install an application called prefetch which preloads commonly used files. It may take a few days for the program to learn your preferences so be patient. soon you will notice a significant boost in speed for your most commonly used applications. Note: Prefetch has been renamed to preload sudo apt-get install preload TMPRAM If you have …

TiddlePie – A simple command line tool to download, edit and email tiddlers

About TiddlePie: As you may have read in my earlier post. you can send tiddles to a blogger blog via email. Here is a script that makes things a lot easier. This is based on my previous post  “How to import your TiddlyWiki into a Blogger Blog ” and has been refined and is simple and easy …

TiddlyWiki Tricks

Tiddly Tricksin bash, to count the number of pipes in each line try: cat test_table.tdl |while read line; do echo $line |sed ‘s/[^|]//g’ |wc -c; done where test_table.tdl is the file.use this as a here doc dropped into less: while read line; do echo $line |sed ‘s/[^|]//g’ |wc -c; done << end | less -NS …

eeepc ssh on startup

Start ssh server in EeePC After installing ssh server, I create a file /etc/opt/xandros/xandrosncs/hooks/post-up.d/99ssh, below is the content:     #!/bin/sh     /etc/init.d/ssh restart So it will start the ssh server after booting up. Don’t forget sudo chmod +x /etc/opt/xandros/xandrosncs/hooks/post-up.d/99ssh. By: Flint

How to import your TiddlyWiki into a Blogger Blog

UPDATE–11/20/2012: Take a look at My program TiddlePie. It is a simple command line tool to download, edit and email tiddlers. First Download the Geekland Tiddler from  docbox.flint.com:8081/geeklandwget http://docbox.flint.com:8081/geekland/?action=export -O GeekLand.html The following counts the number of  tiddlers in the Wiki cat GeekLand.html |grep ‘<div tiddler=”‘|wc -l output: 208 Print only a specific tiddler in the …