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Linux QuickTip: Downloading and Un-tarring in One Step

Most of the time, when I download something it’s a file archive of some kind – usually a tarball or a zip file. This could be some source code for an app that isn’t included in Gentoo’s Portage tree, some documentation for an…

Assign Custom Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu includes a very limited shortcut key configuration utility which doesn’t allow you to assign hotkeys to your own applications or scripts. To get around this limitation, we can use the built-in gconf-editor utility to a…

Monitor Your Website in Real-Time with Apachetop

As a webmaster, I’ve often wanted to be able to see real-time hits as they arrive. Sure, Google Analytics is a wonderful package for looking at trends over time, but there’s a delay of a few hours there, and you really can’t …

Delete Files Older Than x Days on Linux

The find utility on linux allows you to pass in a bunch of interesting arguments, including one to execute another command on each file. We’ll use this in order to figure out what files are older than a certain number of days…

Installing Rainlendar2 on Ubuntu

Rainlendar is a calendar application that doesn’t take up much space on your desktop. You can use it to keep track of events and tasks, and with the pro version you even can sync with network calendars….

Create a Samba User on Ubuntu

If you are using Samba Server on your network, you will want to create users that have access to use it. There’s a very simple command structure on how to do so.
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