If you are doing a lot of testing of different builds, there's nothing more annoying than rebooting and then having the system boot into the wrong choice on the grub menu before you have a chance to pick the one you want.
In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service running on the How-To Geek server, which is running the CentOS operating system.
Today we'll learn how to replace text in a variable in a for loop.
If you've become addicted to using keyboard launchers like I have, you might have encountered the scenario where Katapult became extremely slow for no apparent reason.
Most people familiar with Linux have used the top command line utility to see what process is taking the most CPU or memory. There's a similar utility called htop that is much easier to use for normal tasks.
One of the greatest mysteries to me is why most file managers don't have tabs - it makes performing tasks so much simpler.
Having switched from Ubuntu to Kubuntu recently, the first thing that irritated me beyond all reason was that single-clicking on a file or folder immediately opens it.
If you want to access your remote database from a client tool like the MySQL Query Browser, normally you'd have to open up access from your local IP address...
If you are like me, you've just gotten the news about the new Google Desktop client for Linux, and you are removing the current Beagle search for Ubuntu so you can replace it with Google instead.
If you've been using the default movie player in Ubuntu to play videos, you might have noticed that there's no way in the application to clear the recent history of watched movies.
I took a look around the site and found 21 articles about using keyboard shortcuts to speed up your daily work.
Keyboard Ninja strikes again, with a tip on how to better your productivity by launching all your favorite applications (on all your favorite OSes) without ever touching the mouse.
If you want to burn your music to CD from Amarok under Ubuntu, you'll need to follow this tip. KDE users should have no issues.
Tired of downloading files only to extract and then delete them immediately afterwords? Here's how to do it all in one command.
How many times have you noticed a file sitting in a directory and wondered... where did this file come from?
Move your title bar buttons around with a simple config setting. You can even remove items you don't like.
Make uploading files a lot easier with this simple shell script to sync a single file with your remote server.
UltraEdit is great for editing files in unix format, but it prompts you every time to convert them... until you turn off that option.
The bash shell is incredibly powerful, which saves you a lot of typing when you need to perform the same command on a list of files.
Why doesn't MySQL let you track queries on the fly? At least you can whip out the geek gloves and track them with a modified network sniffer.
As a developer, it's usually very helpful to see the actual SQL queries that your application is generating. It's a good thing that MySQL has a query log.
Every Geek uses Gmail... it's pretty much required. And now you can set Gmail as the default client in Ubuntu without any extra software.