Linux Mint 18 tricks and tips for setting up your new desktop.

Setting up your new Linux Mint 18 MATE desktop is a lot of fun, this post will help out new users to get the distribution set up after installation and update packages. As well as getting some awesome new wallpapers and MATE themes. After installation, updating the package repositories is very important. This allows software […]


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Snappy Moves to New Platforms

Canonical’s Snappy package manager is taking its first steps outside the
Ubuntu world. As of now, you can install it on Arch, Debian, Fedora
and several other popular distros. more>>


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How to convert binary numbers to decimal using the bash shell.

This one-liner will convert binary numbers to decimal. Very easy to do in the bash shell. [email protected]:~$ echo "$((2#01110100011000010110101101))" 30508461 This is how to convert binary to Hexadecimal. [email protected]:~$ printf ‘%x\n’ "$((2#1111111))" 7f These very useful one-liners should make converting number values even easier then ever before.


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Get a listing of all the urls on a website with this simple Linux command.

This command will return a huge listing of all the visitable url`s on the http://www.google.com.au website. Give this a shot on other websites and see how you go. [email protected]:~$ wget –spider –force-html -r -l2 http://www.google.com.au 2>&1 | grep ‘^–‘ | awk ‘{ print $3 }’ Very useful if someone wants to know what is actually […]


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Easy way to make a webm for Firefox playback with ffmpeg.

This is how to create a nice webm using ffmpeg on Linux. Firstly, capture the section of video you wish to be encoded as a webm. This command will strip out a section of video from 00:09:23 to 00:09:33 and save it in the same format as the existing file. [email protected]:~/Videos$ ffmpeg -i total.mkv -vcodec […]


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Funny Linux photograph, this is in a supermarket.

This is a photograph captured in a supermarket. This shows a Linux machine that must be meant for showing advertisements or other videos and it is instead depicting a Linux bootup error. The filesystem has an inconsistency and this means that the fsck utility must be run manually to fix the error. Not a major […]


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Linux Terminal command to format PGP to properly display on reddit.

So it was brought to my attention that a command in Linux exist that makes what I made obsolete. Here is the code you can run in the terminal. Simply save your PGP message, name it something, and place it on your Desktop and replace FILENAME with the name of the file you saved the […]


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How to block access to the .htaccess file on an Apache web server.

Blocking access to the .htaccess file on your Apache web server blocks access to the file by curious web users that want to see what directives are in it. The code below added to the .htaccess file will forbid all access to the .htaccess file by web users while still allowing it to function. #Deny […]


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Bethesda shows off a DOS styled teaser during E3.

This is a teaser that Bethesda momentarily showed during the E3 entertainment expo. This is hinting at a possible Wolfenstein 3D reboot? That would be very special indeed. The date for New Colossus is not set, this is possibly a future Bethesda game based on Wolfenstein. ID Software made Return to Castle Wolfenstein and a […]


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New Sourceforge HTML5 speedtest works on any device.

There is a new speedtest website, hosted on Sourceforge this works without Flash or any other plugin. Very useful if you do not wish to install Adobe plugins just to test your Internet speed. https://sourceforge.net/speedtest/. The upload and download speeds are tested, as well as packet loss and latency, giving a good indication of the […]


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Count the actual lines of code in your C or C++ project.

This is how to actually count the lines of code in your C project on Linux. Some people advocate using wc -l, but that would not suit our purposes. The cloc utility is able to do this and more. Firstly, install this utility. sudo apt install cloc Then run the utility in a source folder. […]


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Linux Mint tips and tricks for making the best use of your system.

How to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release. https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2. How to update and upgrade your packages. Type this in a terminal window. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade This command will update the package repositories and download and install package updates over the Internet. Find a nice apt tutorial here: http://securitronlinux.com/lc/13_apt_dpkg_tutorial.pdf. Linux Mint […]


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How to login as root on Ubuntu 16.04.

To login as root on Ubuntu 16.04, open the terminal and type this command. [email protected]:~$ sudo su – [sudo] password for jason: [email protected]:~# This will give you a root prompt. Then enter this command to unlock the root account. [email protected]:~# passwd root Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully This […]


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Linux commands cheat sheet.

Linux commands cheat sheet. With this list of basic Linux commands and sample usages, you’ll never have to worry about forgotten commands again. The items contained within brackets are optional, and type man at a shell for more information.


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Ubuntu pocket guide.

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference (PDF Edition)


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Linux Mint users guide. Very useful for all Linux Mint fans.

Linux Mint users guide. Very useful for all Linux Mint fans.


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The Debian Administrator’s Handbook.

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook.


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Linux Fundamentals.

Linux Fundamentals ebook.


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Linux just as important as ever in the modern world.

Windows 10 is the current operating system that Microsoft are pimping, but Linux is still very important. Servers run the free operating system, and there are many jobs that require Linux administration experience. The Windows 10 bash shell cannot run server software such as Apache and MySQL, this means that an actual Linux machine is […]


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OpenSwitch Finds a New Home

OpenSwitch has joined the Linux Foundation’s stable of networking projects.
This is a significant step. It means the network operating system’s development will be driven
by community needs, instead of the needs of few private companies.
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